Revenge Piñata releases new LP ‘Neon Eyes’

The experimental pop-rock band from Cincinnati known as Revenge Piñata have released their sophomore LP record, “Neon Eyes,” on Grasshopper Juice Records. The album contains 10 original tracks for a total playing time of 38 minutes. “Neon Eyes” is an extremely eclectic, colorful electro-pop record with upbeat themes and ingenious songwriting, powered by passionate performances by all four Revenge Piñata members.

The overall sound of Revenge Piñata is impossible to depict without alluding to other pioneers of experimental rock, with whom RP shares an endlessly creative, independent spirit that goes back decades. Should one cross the mentality and digital instrumentation of the Flaming Lips with the crashy, smashy defiance of The Pixies, the timbre would be very similar to Revenge Piñata’s “Neon Eyes.” Mix in the tones of an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, and you’re nearly there. There is a gorgeous, ambient feel to their music. Their lyrics are the poetic, brilliant rants of madmen.

For instance, a particularly colorful line from their 2011 album, “Hungry Ghost,” runs, “The apple looks so tasty – my delicious belligerence… Well! with satisfaction, who’s biting whose tongue?”

“Neon Eyes” is crammed with singles in that improbable way that makes an album radio friendly from start to finish. Unstoppable songs like “Cool as an Oscillator,” “Apollonia,” and “Up C” literally follow one after another for a continuous series of total excellence that could not be here described without listing the LP’s entire catalog. It is a natural flow of rock perfection that is neither derivative nor obscure. It is rhythm and groove, art and aggression, and far more fun than being five years old at Disneyland.

Revenge Piñata is Nick Mitchell, Joe Berger, Hank Loos, and Michael J. Hamilton.

Get in early, music fans. This is one of the really, truly great ones. “Neon Eyes” by Revenge Piñata is available online everywhere beginning 13 April 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer


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One thought on “Revenge Piñata releases new LP ‘Neon Eyes’

  1. […] We’re already seeing very positive reviews for the label’s latest release.  Sean McCauley of Sonic Smash-Music describes Neon Eyes as “eclectic, colorful electro-pop”, having a “gorgeous, ambient feel”, and “ingenious songwriting”! […]

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