Four years into their career The Peculiar Pretzelmen release their best recording with "Innumerable Seeds of Calamity".
The Peculiar Pretzelmen remind me of the masked wrestlers I loved as a kid, the ones who were always "hailing from parts unknown". Every time I encounter them I think I know what I'm in for yet they always manage to take me by surprise.
Kevin Incroyable and the rest of the Pretzelmen take junk store cabaret, broken blues and kitchen sink americana and fuel the whole mulligan with a driving, spastic, manic, gotta-call-it-punk energy that grabs me by the shoulders and makes me bounce around my living quarters like a human pin ball hopped up on cheap hooch.
Yes, they're the kind of band that makes you want to use words like "hooch".
But if you associate "old timey" inspired music with something sedate be prepared to be knocked on your ass... then be picked back up and and waltzed/slammed/tumbled about the dance floor.
And there's even a guest vocal by one of my favorite singers: Zoe Boekbinder.