Even in the kingdom of haters it's never really a bad thing when Jack White jumps on your bandwagon and records your music and says you're “gonna get bigger, and bigger, and bigger.” You may swipe at the man in red and white and sometimes just black's career trajectory, but you can't fault the man's taste. (Unless you're ready to take swipes at Wanda Jackson, Nobunny, and Stephen Colbert.)
Here we have Pujol pumping out snotty punk from the poppier side of their spectrum. If you've seen 'em live (or just heard one of the ten releases they've thrown to the world in the past two years), you'll know this is them hemming it close to the popular ear. Even the closing freak out's gnarl is pruned. Nothin' wrong with swinging for the stars and Jack Whites of this world on the first leak for the band's Saddle Creek LP.
Nasty, Brutish, and Short is out October 18. Look for the band this fall as they tour with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.