Pageants – “All Bets Aside” – Sun and Settled Days

Pageants – “All Bets Aside”  – Sun and Settled Days

Pageants, comprised of partners Rebecca Coleman and Devin O’Brien, is a joyous, understated romp through life with its darkness and overwhelming joy.  Sounding a lot like The Cranberries meet The Beach Boys, Pageants combines shoegaze, dream pop, and 60s Surf Rock, creating a sound that is unique yet somehow refreshingly familiar.  Dredging up some terrible past memories and converting them to a bright future, Pageants has created a sound both optimistic yet slightly sad.  Coleman’s voice takes center stage with its direct approach while O’Brien’s production brings out the best in the music.  One of the wonderful parts of Pageants is their mature lyrics as in the following:

All bets aside I’ll keep you in mind On the axis of the frozen tide Until they find all there is to hide On the outside of the quarantine A new divine will it all subside By beginning of the Summertime A linking light I could socialize From a distance I could turn the tide Who, who do you Who you think you’re gonna turn into All the rest of them make more Throwin’ him under All bets aside I’ll keep you in mind On the axis of the frozen tide Innate divide just to multiply The resistance only to comply Said I’m not gonna change if You play this like It’s a game you’re playin’ And it’s all bets aside All bets aside I’ll keep you in mind On the axis of the frozen tide Until they find all there is to hide On the outside of the quarantine A new divine will it all subside By beginning of the Summertime A linking light I could socialize From a distance I could turn the tide

Pageants is sunshine with a chance of rain, perfect for a summer’s afternoon.

 

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