Everything to Everyone
A seemingly quaint orchestral, with strings, winds, and a jubilant tambourine in hand, Pee-Pee’s album Castile Jackine is Vooded at Broonus Mousin: Volume 1 brings a nonchalant freshness to the table. This folk band from Denver combine several sounds and genres, and everything works to their advantage. With lyrics so sincere you have no choice but to feel something the moment they hit your ear, they have that small-town devotion to just make music, not caring about fame and glory.
There are so many great songs on this album from start to finish. In just eight tracks they seem to cover it all. The noteworthy opening song “Jaroline” starts with their signature orchestral folk sound. There are simple guitars and violins, but the chorus is a boisterous, unexpected element. The album then segues into “Madness Song (Remix),” which starts as a simple guitar strum accompanied with screaming people, banging on doors and other distractions. Once you think you have figured this song out they change it to a spacey electro sound, and before you know it you then have traveled to India on a mystical magic carpet.
The album closes with a journey through song of the recent past, from influences like The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” and The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water.” Castile Jackine is Vooded at Broonus Mousin: Volume 1 is like nothing before. Pee-Pee incorporate sounds most wouldn’t dare to mesh. They are carefree, out there, vivacious. They play everything you crave to hear all in one album. They clearly have no intentions of being anything serious—you can tell by their name. It’s all child’s play: fun, energetic and a surprise around each corner.