Snowing
Pump Fake / Scherbatsky 7"


4.0
excellent

Review

by Statrick Pickles USER (63 Reviews)
March 2nd, 2012 | 22 replies | 4,971 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thanks, guys.

7 of 7 thought this review was well written

When John Galm took the stage with his three bandmates on November 25th, 2011, he found himself surrounded by hundreds of his best friends - most of whom, myself included, were complete strangers to him. And as the Lehigh Valley foursome played through nearly their entire discography, the band often drowned out by the flannel-clad throng that sang along, everyone came to realize that this really was the end of Snowing and that it would be okay. Snowing's final moments were exactly as anyone would have expected them to be, concluding with a gratefully intoxicated but hopelessly choked-up Galm hoisted atop the heads of his fans and friends, his consenting frame hovering gracefully around the basement of First Unitarian to the backdrop of Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again'. Even though it seemed as if Snowing had left every last bit of themselves in downtown Philadelphia that night, posthumously releasing one final 7-inch was the real nail in the coffin and their personal farewell gift to fans.

Though not released until after their fateful disbandment, the Pump Fake/Scherbatsky 7" represents exactly what Snowing stood for and the reasons so many came to adore their unique blend of modern emo with Pennsylvania knuckle-dragger sensibilities. And despite spanning a mere eight minutes and offering only one previously unreleased track, the EP is everything that anyone could hope to hear from so endearing a group as Snowing. Side A, a remastered version of 'Pump Fake' from 2009's Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit, is an effective improvement on an already unparalleled track. The enhanced production bring the guitars to their full-noodle potential, and some more seasoned vocals from Galm make the track that much more of a treat. Even from the grave, Snowing managed to improve upon something they had already mastered in the past, a reinforcing notion in the wake of their departure. 'Scherbatsky' too lives up to the Snowing legacy and standard, with a jaded-as-ever Galm proclaiming his plans to "stay inside and criticize and drink enough to make up for the new year." It's an awesome parting gift from an awesome band; and though it seems easy enough to lament their absence, it's worth considering what Snowing would want us to do. Would John Galm & co. be stoked to see a couple hundred kids sitting around their parents' basements bummed out about a band that once was? ...or would they rather watch those same kids jump around and sing along to the bands that still are and the ones that are to come? Remember Snowing but don't dwell on them; forgive them for leaving but don't ever forget what they gave us in a mere three year span; perpetuate their legacy but allow it the closure that Pump Fake/Scherbatsky provides. At this point, we owe it to them.



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Xenophanes
Emeritus
March 1st 2012



10593 Comments


Don't like this band. Liked this review though, n1ce.

iFghtffyrdmns
March 1st 2012



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFqmiY3STXQ

I want to remember them like this forever. Damn, that was fun.





In other news, getting this merged with the actual album page asap

Spluger
March 1st 2012



1133 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Awesome review. I like Snowing a lot, but I'm not too big of a fan of the production on this. Still an awesome band though, and it sucks they had to go.

pmmets07
March 1st 2012



5866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

word. got dis comin in the mail

WeepingBanana
March 2nd 2012



10108 Comments


awesome review bro. gotta listen to this soon

AbyssalCreation
March 2nd 2012



2041 Comments


The insert that comes with this is hilarious, as is the lyrics they put down for Scherbatsky.

acorncheese
March 2nd 2012



7119 Comments


himymmmmmmm

iFghtffyrdmns
March 2nd 2012



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The insert that comes with this is hilarious, as is the lyrics they put down for Scherbatsky.

haha yeah definitely, fuck skinny people

cvlts
March 2nd 2012



8954 Comments


how i met your mother

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
March 2nd 2012



15893 Comments


how i met your mother [2]

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Funeralopolis
March 2nd 2012



11240 Comments


Pretty cool show yea

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iFghtffyrdmns
March 2nd 2012



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

still get all sappy and happy when i think back to it yeah

F0RBES
March 6th 2012



263 Comments


this needs to ship asap, i want my copy.

pmmets07
April 20th 2012



5866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

just got this. pre good

iFghtffyrdmns
April 21st 2012



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i think the remastered pump fake is so fuckin ace

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 21st 2012



50146 Comments


cool

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londoncalling457
April 21st 2012



2603 Comments


whoa, who else was at their last show? definitely one of the best moments of my life when they covered game of pricks by guided by voices

MalleusMaleficarum
April 21st 2012



14294 Comments


i have this

PHYSICAL

pmmets07
April 21st 2012



5866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ME TOO

iFghtffyrdmns
April 22nd 2012



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

man how'd we all get to be so cool guys?



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