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Pkew Pkew Pkew featured on NPR Music's All Songs Considered

February 10, 2019

It's a very cool day to be on Team Pkew Pkew Pkew.

Their new song "I Don't Matter At All" was featured on this week's episode of All Songs Considered on NPR Music! They even called it an "ego-destroying rock anthem," which let's be honest, is a pretty cool way for the most important force in public radio to refer to your song.

Click here to listen.

Oh, and as if that wasn't good enough, Pkew Pkew Pkew just dropped a bunch of tour dates for us west coasters. Dates below.



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While Pkew Pkew Pkew’s 2016 self-titled debut angled more towards the minutiae of the late-20s punk life, their new album Optimal Lifestyles steps back to look at the root causes.  “Is this good or is this bad?” Warne ponders of the lifestyle Pkew sings about.

“It’s fun to live like an idiot, but it’s probably bad, also. We’re all constantly wondering if we’ve ruined our lives forever or not, being in a band.”

Song-by-song, Optimal Lifestyles lays out a journal of the type of living that Warne speaks of, but this isn’t a jokey, bro-ish shrug-off of his circumstances, and neither is Pkew’s a purely self-indulgent self-destruction. It’s an acceptance of life in Toronto, increasingly marked by hellishly-accelerated rent increases and unfeeling gentrification. More than anything, this record is about trying to cope with a city, an industry, and a world that increasingly doesn’t seem to give a shit about people—only money.

So Pkew Pkew Pkew cope by calling out the bullshit.

Pkew Pkew Pkew’s central thesis is that things might get fucked up, but there’s still value in trying. Warne testifies that though it’s a Sisyphean, almost masochistic struggle to be in a band in 2018, it’s better than the alternative, like joining the vulgar charade that is the fraudulently-earnest, vapid hugging-crowd at beige adult parties, where no one is really happy, but everyone pretends to be. At least Pkew are honest about where they’re at, and over time, one comes to realize that their sardonic wit cloaks a quiet optimism.

Optimal Lifestyles drops March 1 on Dine Alone Records. Click here to pre-order.

Music

Pkew Pkew Pkew featured on NPR Music's All Songs Considered

February 10, 2019

It's a very cool day to be on Team Pkew Pkew Pkew.

Their new song "I Don't Matter At All" was featured on this week's episode of All Songs Considered on NPR Music! They even called it an "ego-destroying rock anthem," which let's be honest, is a pretty cool way for the most important force in public radio to refer to your song.

Click here to listen.

Oh, and as if that wasn't good enough, Pkew Pkew Pkew just dropped a bunch of tour dates for us west coasters. Dates below.



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

While Pkew Pkew Pkew’s 2016 self-titled debut angled more towards the minutiae of the late-20s punk life, their new album Optimal Lifestyles steps back to look at the root causes.  “Is this good or is this bad?” Warne ponders of the lifestyle Pkew sings about.

“It’s fun to live like an idiot, but it’s probably bad, also. We’re all constantly wondering if we’ve ruined our lives forever or not, being in a band.”

Song-by-song, Optimal Lifestyles lays out a journal of the type of living that Warne speaks of, but this isn’t a jokey, bro-ish shrug-off of his circumstances, and neither is Pkew’s a purely self-indulgent self-destruction. It’s an acceptance of life in Toronto, increasingly marked by hellishly-accelerated rent increases and unfeeling gentrification. More than anything, this record is about trying to cope with a city, an industry, and a world that increasingly doesn’t seem to give a shit about people—only money.

So Pkew Pkew Pkew cope by calling out the bullshit.

Pkew Pkew Pkew’s central thesis is that things might get fucked up, but there’s still value in trying. Warne testifies that though it’s a Sisyphean, almost masochistic struggle to be in a band in 2018, it’s better than the alternative, like joining the vulgar charade that is the fraudulently-earnest, vapid hugging-crowd at beige adult parties, where no one is really happy, but everyone pretends to be. At least Pkew are honest about where they’re at, and over time, one comes to realize that their sardonic wit cloaks a quiet optimism.

Optimal Lifestyles drops March 1 on Dine Alone Records. Click here to pre-order.

Music

Pkew Pkew Pkew featured on NPR Music's All Songs Considered

October 18, 2019

It's a very cool day to be on Team Pkew Pkew Pkew.

Their new song "I Don't Matter At All" was featured on this week's episode of All Songs Considered on NPR Music! They even called it an "ego-destroying rock anthem," which let's be honest, is a pretty cool way for the most important force in public radio to refer to your song.

Click here to listen.

Oh, and as if that wasn't good enough, Pkew Pkew Pkew just dropped a bunch of tour dates for us west coasters. Dates below.



_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

While Pkew Pkew Pkew’s 2016 self-titled debut angled more towards the minutiae of the late-20s punk life, their new album Optimal Lifestyles steps back to look at the root causes.  “Is this good or is this bad?” Warne ponders of the lifestyle Pkew sings about.

“It’s fun to live like an idiot, but it’s probably bad, also. We’re all constantly wondering if we’ve ruined our lives forever or not, being in a band.”

Song-by-song, Optimal Lifestyles lays out a journal of the type of living that Warne speaks of, but this isn’t a jokey, bro-ish shrug-off of his circumstances, and neither is Pkew’s a purely self-indulgent self-destruction. It’s an acceptance of life in Toronto, increasingly marked by hellishly-accelerated rent increases and unfeeling gentrification. More than anything, this record is about trying to cope with a city, an industry, and a world that increasingly doesn’t seem to give a shit about people—only money.

So Pkew Pkew Pkew cope by calling out the bullshit.

Pkew Pkew Pkew’s central thesis is that things might get fucked up, but there’s still value in trying. Warne testifies that though it’s a Sisyphean, almost masochistic struggle to be in a band in 2018, it’s better than the alternative, like joining the vulgar charade that is the fraudulently-earnest, vapid hugging-crowd at beige adult parties, where no one is really happy, but everyone pretends to be. At least Pkew are honest about where they’re at, and over time, one comes to realize that their sardonic wit cloaks a quiet optimism.

Optimal Lifestyles drops March 1 on Dine Alone Records. Click here to pre-order.