Pardoner's 'Uncontrollable Salvation' Is A Punk Blessing That Bludgeons : All Songs Considered The San Francisco band's debut album is a muscle spasm of Polvo's weirdo heft and Dinosaur Jr.'s slacker fuzz set to a disaffected punk squall.
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Pardoner's 'Uncontrollable Salvation' Is A Punk Blessing That Bludgeons

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Pardoner's Uncontrollable Salvation comes out Sept. 8.

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Pardoner can't stop saving us from 'blah' punk. That's what Uncontrollable Salvation means, right? Or maybe Pardoner's some kind of Judge Dredd, a combination of judge, jury and savior whenever a perp is making lame punk crossed with '90s alt-rock.

In any case, the San Francisco band's debut album is a muscle spasm of Polvo's weirdo heft and Dinosaur Jr.'s slacker fuzz, set to a disaffected punk squall. It's a blessing that bludgeons, much like this title track that simultaneously squeals with nasty delight and catchy corkscrew hooks.

Uncontrollable Salvation comes out Sept. 8 via Father/Daughter Records.