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Nick Piunti — Temporary High
(Sugarbush Records SB050, 2018, LP)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2019-02-17

Temporary High Cover art

The trifecta of Exposé writers Jon Davis, Peter Thelen, and now myself have all had the pleasure of reviewing different Nick Piunti releases, even though Nick’s music is not what we typically cover. And interestingly, we all have pretty much the same impression. On Nick’s new 2018 album, Temporary High, he presents ten finely crafted power pop, indie rock songs with a bit of West Coast psych and jangling guitars thrown in for good measure. But this time around there is a theme of unrequited love and rejection running through his bright and cheery melodies. Then there is the slightly disturbing cover photo that looks like someone is about to jump off the top of a building. Is this a temporary high? Perhaps. Nick does know how to write beatuifully melodic guitar lines, catchy hooks, and memorable lyrics that tend to stay with you long after the record is over. For example there is this line from “Contagious”: “I don’t remember much of my life before you came along and the way you stole my heart.” So if you are in the mood for some uplifting music, though the subject matter may not always be so, that is truly fun and fresh, definitely check out Temporary High.


Filed under: New releases, 2018 releases

Related artist(s): Nick Piunti

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http://nickpiuntimusic.bandcamp.com/album/temporary-high

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