together PANGEA – “Blue Mirror” (Stereogum Premiere)

A certain punk-rock hedonism defines skate-inspired LA bands such as FIDLAR and Wavves, an anarchic indulgence that characterizes both the lyrics and the heavy guitars. It’s all pubs and drugs and seeking solace through post-adolescent rebellion, a subject most everyone can relate to. Los Angeles trio together PANGEA are usually found within this wavelength, but their new single “Blue Mirror,” pulled from their upcoming Tommy Stinson-produced The Phage EP, showcases a more mellow and lo-fi side of the band, trading grunge riffs for ’80s new wave guitars and hollow vocals. It sounds like Johnny Marr reinventing the California skate-punk scene, and it’s the most polished together PANGEA have come. But don’t worry, the repeated shouts of “You planned it all, GODDAMMIT!” in the verses still hint at that beloved lawlessness. Listen below.

The Phage EP tracklist:
01 “Looked In Too”
02 “If You’re Scared”
03 “Blue Mirror”
04 “My Head Is On Too Tight”
05 “Awful”
06 “She’s A Queen”

together PANGEA fall tour dates:
10/30 San Diego, CA @ Legend Records
10/31 Las Vegas, NV @ The Griffin
11/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
11/03 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
11/07-08 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
11/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
11/13 Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
11/14 Carrboro, NC @ The Cat’s Cradle
11/15 Richmond, VA @ The Camel
11/17 Washington, DC @ DC9
11/18 Philadelphia, PA @ philaMOCA
11/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
11/21 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs
11/24 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
11/25 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
11/28 Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen
11/29 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
12/01 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
12/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
12/04 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
12/05 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St.
12/06 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place

The Phage EP will be released 10/16 via Burger Records. Pre-order it here.