Album artwork for Pardoner's Came Down Different featuring a cartoon drawing of a rabbit smoking a cigarette driving a frightened passenger in a taxi.

Pardoner | Spike

San Francisco slacker-punk for the simultaneously laid-back and angsty.

From the opening guitar line – jumping back and forth between your speakers – Pardoner‘s Spike grabs your ears and shakes your attention. Coming in at 1:22, this intense song is catchy and disjointed all at once. My favourite kind of punk rock song: short, fast and leaving you wanting more. The first single from their upcoming album got a premier in Under the Radar and glowing review in Rolling Stone, so you probably don’t need me to tell you about them, but you know, in case you do: I’m glad to share.

Pardoner release their third album Came Down Different in May on Bar None Records. If you liked previous 2021-a-Day tracks from Lawn or the equally short-and-sweet punk Tomothy from fellow California punks Diode, you’ll find lots to like here. Check it out on the main playlist or the recently hived off punks only 2021-a-day playlist.