Pseudo Heroes are a three-piece from Tampa, FL consisting of Sam Williams (Down By Law) on guitar and vox, Kevin Coss (Pink Lincolns) on bass, and Carlos Velez-Collins (previously untapped virtuoso) on drums.
Previous two releases on Theologian Records showcase the band's aptitude towards non-cliche' powerpop/punk (read: Husker Du, Jawbreaker, Dag Nasty). The new album on Go Kart sees more of the same, but with a twist. "A Prison Of Small Perceptions" is a record with a concept and a message "take off the blinders, people". And grow a set of roots, while you're at it!
The album includes several cuts of genre hopping (hardcore, punk, death metal, emo, etc.) material which features guest singers from some historic underground bands such as
John Stabb of Government Issue
Dave Smalley of DYS, All, Dag Nasty, and Down By Law
Jerry A. of Poison Idea
Blaine Cook of the Fartz and the Accused
Kam Lee of Massacre
Lee Dorrian of Napalm Death and Cathedral.
Chris Barrows of the Pink Lincolns
Sound eclectic? Hopefully, since that's half the point. Yet the album retains it's cohesiveness extremely well. Just imagine a Zen Arcade (Husker Du) or Enjoy (Descendents) for the new millenium, where you get a decent dose of searing thrash to go with your catchy pop tunes.
All this, and a cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Burnin' For You" to boot!
|"Prison of Small Perception"
The Pseudo Heroes is the brainchild of Sam Williams of Down By Law as well as former members of the Pink Lincolns. For their new record, Sam enlisted help with vocals on some tracks from punk rock (superstars such as Jerry A. (Poison Idea), John Stabb (Government Issue), Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, All, Down By Law), Lee Dorrian (Napalm Death, Cathedral) and lots more! Combine this with songs sure to stick in your cerebrum for months and you're in for a hell of a ride!
2. Hereditary Fault
3. No Shame, No Justice
4. Bad Show (feauring John Stabb from Government Issue)
5. I Know Intro
6. I Know What You Need
7. Get Out Of My Life (featuring Dave Smalley of Down By Law, all, Dag Nasty)
8. Secret Nemesis
9. Too Scared To Care (Featuring Blaine Cook from the Accused, the Fartz)
10. You're So Pathetic
11. I Don't Care (Featuring Chris Barrows from the Pink Lincolns)
12. Under The Sun
13. Live Fast, Die Slow (Featuring Jerry A. from Poison Idea)
14. I Must Confess
15. Burnin' For You
16. Human Timebomb (featuring Lee Dorrian from Napalm Death, Cathedral)
17. Ordinarily Odd
18. Dead Alive (Featuring Cam Lee from Massacre)
19. A Million Miles Of Missteps