Written By: Dustin Scoggin
Everyone’s favorite nerd duo is back, Pegboard Nerds, just dropped an electrifying, blood-pumping, jump off the bed and scream, 5-track EP. Full Hearts, is perfectly engineered to build the energy of anyone listening, and with collabs from artists Knife Parts and Dion Timmer – we can’t wait to break it down for you.
Let’s jump right in! “Harpoon” is the opening track on the album, it featured Knife Party, and some kind of 90s sounding samples that we are loving. Knife Party is definitely giving us some psytrance influenced vibes on this track, but honestly I would say the track falls somewhere between electro and DnB. It’s genre hopping all over the place, and rumor has it, the vocals are Rob Swire’s voice just pitch up to the gods!
The nerds told Billboard.com that the second track “Steel” started off kind of messy, and wasn’t supposed to be a song. We kind of feel like it still is, though the song is fun and energetic, its K-pop sounds, and mesh of noise is just a little too all over the place for our liking, but come on, we all know not every song can be great.
Which leads us into our next track, “Purple People Eater” is by far one of the best tracks on the album. Its Pegboard Nerds take on a 1958 classic, which at the time scared the life out of children. We believe this rendition of the song has all the ingredients to do that to our children today. The drops are absolutely insane, and once again we found ourself struggling to classify as one genre of EDM, in my opinion it’s a bit drumstep, meets electro, meets hardstyle, and maybe sprinkle a little big room on top? We’re not sure, but we are loving it! The bass head in me is dying for a Figure remix.
“OSCar” is what we believe one would expect to be on a Pegboard Nerds EP, it upbeat, full of energy and the melody is beyond good. That’s really all we have to say about that track, but we do highly recommend you give it a listen.
Finally, “Escape”. Now with this track, and us being the bass lovers that we are had high expectations of a Nerds and Dion Timmer collaboration. However, we were a little disappointed. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a great song, but honestly Timmer steals this track. If it wasn’t for is his out of this world drop, we aren’t sure we would be a big fan of the track. With that being said, if for no other reason but to hear Timmer’s drop we do recommend this track.
Overall, great work from the duo. Once again giving us that energy we have come to know and love from these nerds. If you haven’t yet heard the Full Hearts EP, we really encourage you to give it a world.
Listen to Full Hearts by Pegboard Nerds below: