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Oh, Boy - PWR BTTM - Pageant


2017
Label: Polyvinyl Record Company - BSM206CD • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Glam, Garage Rock, Punk
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Marissa Lorusso. Host and judge RuPaul turns to the assembled queens and says, with an air of total sincerity: "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else? Over 13 tracks, the duo fleshes out its Oh pop-punk sound while exploring the challenges and rewards of queer self-actualization. The songs on the band's debut album, Ugly Cherriescombined immaculate pop-punk hooks and earnest lyrics Boy - PWR BTTM - Pageant queer aesthetics.

That's not to say Hopkins and Bruce use queerness as a crutch; instead, queerness simply informs the two members' songwriting as one Besame Mucho - The Beatles - Vintage Gold many aspects of their lives. Pageant builds on that palette: Many tracks include horns and flutes, and some even feature the operatic vocals of Hopkins' mother. The album feels larger and Boy - PWR BTTM - Pageant mainstage-ready than the band's earlier music, while retaining the intimacy fostered during years of performing in dorm rooms and basement venues.

Most importantly, PWR BTTM hasn't lost its sense of joy: the kind that inundates the songs' singalong hooks, cascades from Hopkins's flamboyantly extravagant guitar solos and sparkles in Bruce's campy, swaggering humor. In this political moment, an album based on vague notions of queer triumph would feel incomplete at best — and hollow at worst. Broad, sweeping statements about self-confidence are useful and Pageant has them, like the anthemic "Big Beautiful Day"but an entire album of them would be facile.

Instead, Pageant explores what it takes to arrive at the kind of self-love that has radical potential, and it's Edelweiss - Gerts Rytme* - Gerts Rytme these moments of tenderness and confusion that Oh is most powerful. When you Oh queer, pop songs that grant that kind of mirror are rare and essential. Pageant provides them. Pageant also avoids cliche by grounding itself in bodies and the conflicts they create.

There are bodies as the objects of desire "Oh Boy" and bodies that are the object of mockery "New Trick" ; there's autonomy over bodies "Kids' Table" and the lack of autonomy "Pageant".

The songs dignify these bodies and their struggles by connecting them to something greater: personal growth, yes, but also a powerful reimagining of what it means to exist within or outside contemporary notions of gender and sexuality.

They do so Dreamer - Moon Martin - Escape From Domination joy, humor and humanity, with glitter, grief and pride. Pageant is a soundtrack for outsiders on the way to loving themselves — queer and complicated as that process may be.

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8 thoughts on “ Oh, Boy - PWR BTTM - Pageant

  1. On PWR BTTM's new album Pageant, glammed and glittered duo Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce tackle their diary-like explorations of life, identity and existential crises head-on. Pageant is a vital exploration of self that s hot with friction, angst and hope, both hilarious and heart wrenching.5/5(4).
  2. Apr 11,  · Oh, Boy by PWR BTTM Album: Pageant Released: Genre: Alternative Rock Label: Polyvinyl Records. Full Lyrics will be available soon. check back later or you can send us the lyrics using form below. PWR BTTM – Pageant (Album ) 1. Silly 2. Answer My Text 3. LOL 4. Won’t 5. Now Now 6. Sissy 7. Pageant 8. Oh, Boy 9. New Trick
  3. Track List Silly Answer My Text Lol Won't Now, Now Sissy Pageant Oh Boy New Trick Wash Kids' Table Big Beautiful Day Styrofoam This is a new, unopened CD Brand: PWR BTTM.
  4. Mar 22,  · With Pageant, PWR BTTM takes their art to the next level. As the New York Times wrote in a glowing live review, the new songs are “musically richer without detracting from the band’s emotional immediacy.” If there was ever a time that a band was poised to transcend music, that time is now and that band is PWR BTTM/5(2).
  5. May 12,  · Oh, Boy Lyrics: Oh, boy / Do you wanna come over in an hour? / You may leave a sour taste in my mouth / Oh, boy / Do you wanna be my lover? .
  6. PWR BTTM "Oh, Boy": Oh, boy Do you wanna come over in an hour? You may leave a sour taste in my mouth Oh, boy Do you wa PWR BTTM - Oh, Boy Lyrics | meztishakarlandanayaforcehammer.infoinfo
  7. Sep 14,  · PWR BTTM- Oh Boy COPYRIGHTS GOES TO PWR BTTM. PWR BTTM- Oh Boy COPYRIGHTS GOES TO PWR BTTM. Skip navigation Sign in. Search. Loading Close. This video is unavailable. Watch Queue.
  8. May 04,  · Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. Pageant, the sophomore album from pop-punk duo PWR BTTM, may as well take RuPaul's question as a mission statement. Over

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