Peachcake - What Year Will You Have The World?
Upon first glance, the album cover is incomprehensible and the song titles are absolutely puzzling. Just what is going on inside Peachcake’s heads? The duo comprises of Stefan Pruett and John O’ Keefe, and the young men are simply eccentric, unapologetic, and somehow powerful in all their absurdity. Pop in their latest release What Year Will You have the World? and embrace yourself for a full blast of innocent synth-pop goodness with a quirky aftertaste.
Peachcake is unlike any other acts in the genre that prides itself in its use of electronic beats. Probably the biggest difference is the fact that the songs, wrapped tightly in odd misnomers, lacks that annoying, whiny character that turns me off from a lot of heavy synthesizers. “Welcome to the Party to Save the World!” is awfully funny in rhythm and yet endearing in lyrics. “Flight of the Space Owl…” is a short and humorous jam session, and its proceeding track “Souls Have No Drum Machine” has a beat so delightful and lighthearted to the senses that it is guaranteed to move some limbs. Yet there is a very serious quality to all these jingles that assertively demands the ears of willing listeners. In other words, the songs are captivating and automatically likeable, and at the same time Pruett and O’ Keefe are luring in a respect for all their work behind the electronics. I do take these guys seriously even with their decision to approach music in a fun and young manner.
A little repetition, some call and response, and a pinch of reverberating rhythm goes a long way in creating the perfect Peachcake recipe. In the end, What Year Will You Have the World? is a very addicting creation. So kudos to the latest indulgence: a sweet upbeat treat all behind a ridiculous visual display.
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