PEARS laid siege to the punk world with their 2014 debut release Go To Prison and have been on a buzz-generating rampage ever since. Their follow-up album Green Star saw PEARS take their audacious songwriting approach to a whole new level with relentless touring along the way. The forthcoming self-titled third album, Pears is yet another significant step forward for a band that has grown by leaps and bounds on each album. Recorded with CHRIS FOGAL at Black in Bluhm Studio in Denver, Pears is 14 songs and 31 minutes of the band’s signature hardcore: heavy, melodic, blistering, pointed, and surprisingly catchy. While it continues down the path set by Green Star and Go to Prison, Pears finds the band taking a different creative approach. While their former albums were written well in advance; Pears was written on the fly, and the result is 14 tracks with ankle breaking tempo changes, frenetic guitar riffs, and impelling vocals. Elements of prog and grunge intermingle with classic hardcore and hook-laden rock that can happen in the space of one song. From riff-heavy album opener “Killing Me” to “Naptime”—moving from loping pop to group-chant hardcore—to the midtempo pop song “Traveling Time”—PEARS show time again how they are able to expertly mend all these elements into one cohesive, unique, and potent cocktail.