In an overzealous effort to make the best of unemployment, Prizzy Prizzy Please have gone plaid with Chroma Cannon. With a 30th century aesthetic, the album rockets through hyperactive hits that hope to imbue melodic noise punk (reminiscent of Parts and Labor, Lightning Bolt) with the spirit of fourth-quarter pump-up jams by Van Halen and the E Street Band.
Though Chroma Cannon prominently displays Prizzy Prizzy Please's technical prowess, the songs are thematically fixated on science fantasy and thoughtful, unpretentious humor. The song "Pacific Garbage Patch" is a fictional first-person tale of a shopping bag surfing the waves to join the rest of his buddies in the Pacific Trash Vortex(1); and "Large Hadron Collider" is the story of ambitious Swiss(2) physicists who have an epiphanic encounter with a man from the future who warns them not to flush the Earth into a black hole.
Prizzy Prizzy Please, presently stationed in a Chicago basement, got their start in the basements of Bloomington, Indiana. Since 2007 they have been campaigning across the United States in a decomposing van, enthusiastically making their way through a network of unruly house shows and five-band bills where they are consistently odd men out.
Standing out has worked well for this heavy metal band of colorful eccentrics. They have no guitarist, no decent equipment, and are fronted by a timid alto saxophonist who howls like Bon Scott. Even so, time and time again, Prizzy Prizzy Please have won over wide-ranging audiences with their inexhaustible energy and manic showmanship.
Footnotes: 1) The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, n. also known as The Pacific Trash Vortex, is a toxic gyre of rancid, post-consumer waste in the central North Pacific Ocean. It lies roughly between 135' to 155'W and 35' to 42'N and is estimated to be twice the size of Texas. 2)'Swiss', adj. used to describe dudes from Switzerland; also n., a delicious type of holey cheese.