Album from tropical punk band Week of Wonders

Week of Wonders Piggybacks / The End of the Day 7″ on HHBTM

“Piggybacks” video:

The Los Angeles band, Abe Vigoda, coined the term “Tropical Punk” with their 2008 album, Skeleton.

Now, from the much gloomier Pacific Northwest, comes Week of Wonders. A vibrant glowing lantern compared to all that is dark and dreary in Seattle. No doubt there is some comparison between the two bands, but where Abe Vigoda has more dissonant No-Wave leanings, Week of Wonders has more melody and pop sensibilities. Not to say the Week of Wonders doesn’t have teeth but for the sake of discussion, let’s say that Week of Wonders is influenced more by Cocteau Twins than DNA.

Week of Wonders is about looking a little closer. Upon a first glance, this group doesn’t seem to add up completely; a musical project this fresh (birthing in January 2013) and compiled from such bands as ORCA TEAM, The Torn ACLs, The Intelligence and Health Problems, doesn’t seem like it would equal this blend of crisp dreamy punk. But after sifting through the outer layer, one can see how Leif Anders makes some sense of this.