Monday, October 25, 2010

Peter Parker - Semiautobiographical

Peter Parker's second album is an almost entirely different affair than their first record Migliore!, which was an impressive but fairly by-the-numbers take on 90's indie rockin' power pop. While they manage to retain some of their initial pop sensibilities, Semiautobiographical shows a band that had matured a great deal between albums. With a much darker and more unconventional edge, and a strong post punk vibe, this album is light years beyond what my brain was expecting for their follow up. I will go so far as to say that Semiautobiographical is Peter Parker's Pinkerton to Migliore's Blue and, coming from a huge Weezer fan, this is both a massive compliment and a heartfelt endorsement.