Today, I wanted to highlight another band that I’ve come across recently: PANIC! at the Disco. You may have already heard their first single “I Write Sins, Not Tradgedies”, but their entire album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out is a triumph. PANIC!’s unique musical stylings and lyrical depth really make the album.
If you haven’t heard PANIC! yet, their music can be a bit hard to explain. You might call them an odd mash of the Killers and System of a Down. They have a lot of catchy hooks in their music, but they definitely aren’t following any “musical formulas”. It’s really something you need to hear, and thankfully they are available to check out on PureVolume. It’s only a small sampling, but it’s a good start to at least check out their lead single.
I noticed that the first several times I listened to many of the songs, I got lost in the music and didn’t catch what the songs were talking about. Now that I’ve had a chance to go through the album several times, I see some of the stories being told, and they are remarkably poignant. Some are disjointed descriptions of difficult events, while others are elaborate metaphors for what they see going on in the world.
The entire disc is very solid as well. Highlights for myself included “I Constantly Thank God For Esteban” and “Camisado”, but I couldn’t name a substandard song on the album. So if you are a fan of alternative rock, you’ll want to check out this album as well. Otherwise, you might miss out on the PANIC!