by Andrew Sacher


Because Pachangacha are originally from Amherst, MA (they now live in Connecticut), it's tempting to compare them to their hometown heroes Dinosaur Jr. While that band's fuzz-fueled riffage does appear all over Pachangacha's excellent 2013 album, WEIRDHEAD, it's not blatant Dino worship by any means. There's also Pinkerton falsettos, blink-182 immaturity (there's back to back to songs called "Balls" and "Boobies"), and the reckless fun of a '90s house party band. Check it out for yourself by streaming the album below.

Since we last spoke, Pachangacha has been added to a few Northeast dates on the Solids tour, including both NYC shows: March 24 at Glasslands and March 25 at Mercury Lounge. PUP, who open most of the tour, are on both NYC shows as well. Tickets for the Glasslands show and the Merc show are on sale now. Updated dates are listed below.

In related news, PUP finally gave their self-titled debut LP a US release date (April 8 via SideOneDummy), and they've released another track from it, "Guilt Trip." Check out that song (via SPIN), with the LP artwork and tracklist, below...


Pachangacha - WEIRDHEAD

PUP - "Guilt Trip"


1. "Guilt Trip"
2. "Reservoir"
3. "Mabu"
4. "Never Try"
5. "Yukon"
6. "Dark Days"
7. "Lionheart"
8. "Cul-de-sac"
9. "Back Against the Wall"
10. "Factories"


Solids -- 2014 Tour Dates (Canadian date format)
26/02/14 O'Hanlons Pub, Regina, Canada
27/02/14 Vangelis Tavern, Saskatoon, Canada
28/02/14 New Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus, Edmonton, Canada
01/03/14 The Palomino, Calgary, Canada
03/03/14 The Media, Club Vancouver, Canada w/ Pup
04/03/14 Waid's, Seattle, WA w/ Pup
05/03/14 Holocene, Portland, OR w/ Pup
07/03/14 The Milk Bar, San Francisco, CA w/ Pup
08/03/14 The Chapel, Los Angeles, CA w/ Pup + Creative Adult
09/03/14 The Hideout, San Diego, CA w/ Pup + Creative Adult
10/03/14 Pub Rock, Pheonix, AZ w/ Pup
12/03/14 SXSW, Austin TX
13/03/14 SXSW, Austin TX
14/03/14 SXSW, Austin TX
15/03/14 SXSW, Austin TX
16/03/14 Circle Bar, New Orleans, LA w/ Pup
17/03/14 Proud Larry's, Oxford, MS w/ Pup + Nothing
18/03/14 The End, Nashville, TN w/ Pup
20/03/14 529, Atlanta, GA w/ Pup
21/03/14 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC w/ Pup
22/03/14 Crown 2, Baltimore, MD w/ Pachangacha
23/03/14 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA w/ Pachangacha
24/03/14 Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY w/ Pup + Pachangacha
25/03/14 Mercury Lounge, New York, NY w/ Pup + Pachangacha
27/03/14 Great Scott, Allston, MA w/ Pachangacha
28/03/14 TRH Club, Montreal, Canada
29/03/14 TRH Club, Montreal, Canada
09/04/14 Casbah, Hamilton, Canada
10/04/14 Detour Music Hall, Ste Catharines, Canada
30/04/14 Birthdays, London, UK
01/05/14 The Exchange, Bristol UK
03/05/14 Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
04/05/14 Sounds from the other city, Manchester, UK
06/05/15 Mono, Glasgow, UK
07/05/14 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
09/05/14 013, Tilburg, NL w/ Big Ups
14/05/14 Stengade, Copenhagen, DK
16/05/14 Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt, GE
17/05/14 Prinzenbar, Hamburg, GE
19/05/14 Nero Bar, Berlin, GE
20/05/14 Kleines Forum, Bielefeld, GE
21/05/14 Péniche, Lille, FR
23/05/14 File 7, Magny-Le-Hongre, FR
25/05/14 Nouveau Casino, Paris, FR w/ Duchess Says

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