For me, Mal Blum’s first foray into excitable power pop – Pity Boy, released last week via Don Giovanni Records – is as good as it gets: fresh perspective, dynamic and heartfelt lyricism and a catchy rock sound. It’s one of the rare times I’ve fallen in love with an record on first listen.

“Well, Fuck” is a swirling album track that’s been in heavy rotation since last Friday.


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