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Preteen Zenith
Rubble Guts & BB Eye
Good Records
www.preteenzenith.com


Preteen Zenith's music culls ambient pop with psychedelic curls creating a synthesis of The Polyphonic Spree with vintage Pink Floyd. The band's new CD, Rubble Guts & BB Eye from Good Records, is mildly tempered rock with trills of synths and strings.

Airy and ephemeral, "Breathe" is uplifting with sprigs of twinkling strings twined in synth flourishes exuding an ambient texture. The catchy rhythm of "Relief" is bonded in coiling synths as the verses prophesize, "It's all so clear and comforting / This story we told is the story of need… Cause I believe / And here you are shining on me… It's a matter of life needing life." The sonic psychedelics have a Pink Floyd-ish tooling which gives the track a prog rock sheen. The steady beats of "Danger Control" are cloaked in lukewarm synths as "Life" is groomed in eruptions of jamboree-tinged whistles and glockenspiel chimes. The sonic pop tresses of "Peddling" mold willowy atmospherics belted in softly twirling strings while the stomping drum strikes of "Maker" are trellised in sonic aerials. "Meat" has a Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band stylizing in a décor of serried cymbals and echoey vocals transitioning into the marching band rhythm of "Overcome" and the automatronic beeps and blitzes dotting "Late."

Preteen Zenith shows elements of their musical influences integrated and tailored to the band's liking. Rubble Guts & BB Bye is ambient pop in a similar vane to The Polyphonic Spree. It's easy listening music by nature with ethereal soundscapes and electronic based fringes.

-Susan Frances

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