On their self titled debut LP, Full Bush reveal themselves as the rare kind of band that defies any expectation. Their songs unfold like stories from the wittiest person you know, so spontaneous they feel improvised but so seamlessly constructed you’d think they were rehearsed for years. And like a great story, once you hear the beginning, you can’t stop listening until you hear the payoff.
The whole album is seamless and absorbing. Though built upon punk’s simple chord progressions and straight-ahead rhythms, the music never feels formulaic. They use seamless shifts in tempo, dynamics, and even musical style to deliver constant thrilling surprises. Lyrics are equally striking. Hilarious, angry, and effortlessly charismatic, Full Bush take aim at the patriarchy in all its forms (and a certain much-hated Philadelphia rock band) with shocking directness. The album is as quotable as a comedy special and as exhilarating as a mosh pit. Simply put, you owe it to yourself to hear it.
Listen below, and see Full Bush this Sunday at Bourbon and Branch; tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.