|Plug In The Snakes album art.|
PITS was released in March of 2010, it has 10 proper songs, then 3 remixes of If You Had Guts. Dance remixes of rock songs, they take out the guitars and drums (which we in the rock arena refer to as 'the music') and replace them with electronic beats and sampled vocals, just what is the fucking point ? It's because you have no talent, can't play an instrument, can't sing, can't write a song. Hang on, I think I may be getting distracted, ignore the remixes and get yourselves into....
Body Like Hell opens the album with a most definite statement of intent, big pounding drums, choppy riffs and lyrics about having sex with girls, it's a solid rock and roll result. Lyrically, girls and sex feature in many of Meriwether's songs, Little Miss Distraction wears its carnal interest proudly, If You Had Guts, I'd Hate 'Em, despite its Fall Out Boy emo title and (literally) sick lyrics opens with a Wildhearts PHUQ-era punch and sweeps you along with its call and response shouting and the sweeping bridge into the joyously unpleasant chorus.
The first three tracks on the album are more rocky, then the band seem to change a gear, but laterally rather than downshifting, and their sound becomes a little more studio polished and emo friendly on I'm No Good, Wake Up Lion, Come Home With Me and Abandon All Hope (Lucky Star). You can hear a hint of Gerard Way and his Black Paraders in all of these songs, and its no bad thing, it is sparkling and catchy unit shifting modern rock. Come Home With Me also mutates half way through the song into a drowsy, smoke filled bar sort of blues song with tingling guitars and sorrow filled vocals.