Review: Pulley


On their fifth release, Pulley are coming to terms with who they are and what their place is in this wacky music scene.  Lead singer and sportsman Scott Radinsky offers lyrics with substance as the band fastidiously works through the 12 tracks on “Matters”.  Some of the tracks, in particular, showcase the sagacity of this venerable combo.  “Insects Destroy” is an introspective spelunk through their inner demons and some other demons they found along the way, all tracked over stampeding guitars and aaaah-ing backup vocals.

“Looking Back” is a slightly more melodic retrospective of the various times that the boys in Pulley have endured and enjoyed together, with the refrain, “It’s all about me/the reflection I see, intimating a sense of isolation and loss.  Overall, “Matters” is another solidly constructed effort from Radinsky and the boys that adds a new layer of texture and depth to the Pulley oeuvre.