The new Pennywise album gets 4 stars from Revolver!
Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge isn't vomitting on radio DJs anymore (he's heaved on KROQ's Rick Rachtman in '95 after the station refused to air Pennywise's music). But on the Southern California group's eighth full-length, he's still spewing the kind of chunky, speedy licks that made Pennywise indie-punk heroes a decade ago. On tracks such as "God Save The USA," "Something To Change," and "Waiting," Dragge and drummer Byron McMackin provide bristling accompaniment to Jim Lindberg, whose melodic vocals pack a rebellious punch. The major labels unsuccessfully courted Pennywise in the past will really be frustrated now.