Prior to the Snakedog 7” under their new moniker, “together Pangea," it’d been over a years since Pangea’s last release. While the band continued to play some killer shows, the lack of new material left me and some buddies regularly speculating as to whether or not the band was going to be able to follow up their Living Dummy LP and Killer Dreams EP with anything substantial. Well, with a new record being announced the other day, and a full head of steam in them, it seems that Pangea isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet, if anything, this Snakedog 7” might suggest that they’ve only just begun to rock and roll.
Ever since seeing the band rage through a set over at Babe’s Warehouse in Long Beach a couple years ago, I’ve been a big fan of these guys. Their high energy, sort of poppy, garage punk style is something I quickly fell in love with and over the years, their sound has consistently gotten better and better.
The Snakedog 7” was a welcomed relief for me as I’d been waiting with bated breath for some new tunes from them after thoroughly enjoying their last EP, Killer Dreams. While the A-side, “Snakedog,” is a hell of a rager, and I can easily tell why they put it on the A-side, the B-side of the record, “Offer,” is the song I found myself more drawn to. It’s got a little bit more depth to it and really shows off the band’s ability to craft a song all around with great style and delivery. I’ve always loved minor keyed tunes and I think this is a particularly pretty one.
I’m happy to see the Pangea fellas rolling out some solid new material and I absolutely can’t wait to hear the new album. I’m also looking forward to seeing them blow out The Echo the Saturday after Thanksgiving. If you’re around LA, I highly recommend making it out as well.
More information on together Pangea can be found at their Facebook. Copies of the Snakedog 7” can be picked up via Harvest Records.