One of the Ireland's biggest pop bands is Pugwash. You may have never heard of them, but that's about to change. Omnivore Recordings recently released the band's first career retrospective "A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds: A Preamble Through The History Of Pugwash" on September 23rd. It will be the band's first release in North America and it collects some of their biggest songs overseas since the band's beginning in 1999. The seventeen song release starts out with the big rock band sound of "Take Me Away." Pugwash begin to work their magic ,finding a way to your heart with their attractively fun, uptempo rhythm of "Monorail" and the gentle acoustics of "Finer Things In Life." The Beatles-que feel of "Shine On Norvell Jefferson" and the U2 rocker "Two Worlds" showcase some of the band's influences on their own music. They also have a sixties Beach Boys vibe with the wonderful harmonizing of "It's Nice To Be Nice." When Pugwash plug in as with "Answers On A Postcard," you get taken on a wonderful journey with their musicianship and their comforting vocals. The album closes with the retrospective feel of "Anchor" and the dreamy acoustic rocker "Be My Friend Awhile."
Pugwash are spending the month of October on their first U.S. tour, with an opening date tonight at The Space in Hamden, CT. To find out more about Pugwash and their first North American album "A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds: A Preamble Through The History Of Pugwash," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/pugwashtheband.