Established in the Summer months of 2010, Buffalo, NY’s Pentimento have been engaged non-stop in the effort to make their mark on the canvas of concepts that has birthed their sound. With the release of their self-titled debut full length via Paper + Plastick Records, Pentimento strives to continue their embrace of sonic honesty, passion for their craft, and eagerness to grow. The very spirit of this band can be felt when listening to their songs, which is exactly what sets the precedence for the band and their music.
Pentimento sets themselves apart through their transparency and availability to their listeners. Their raw and genuine approach to punk rock captures the listener in a way that makes them a veritable part of the music, and just as important as the band or their songs could ever be in the first place. Without the shared experience, the substance does not exist.
“Just because we happen to put the pen to paper in some particular instance doesn’t make these songs anymore ours than they are yours. Our music is about the things that belong to us all. Our encounters, our hardships, our triumphs, our ideas, our perception, and the human experience. “WE” wrote it, and by that I mean it is equally - if not more significant to have those who listen to our music be connected with it - as it is for us to write the songs in the first place. This music is in all of our hands as human beings. That is exactly what it is meant for. Without the ability to relate, our ideas as a band and as individuals would be unrecoverable” says drummer Michael Hansen.
Pentimento is a group of four individuals aspiring to catch the thoughts and feelings that obscure our inability to make sense of everything from our day-to-day lives to the darkest corners of our brain, and all the in-between. Through every darkness and every daybreak, all our questions and their answers, our heartache and our happiness, victory or tragedy - we have each other, and that message is what Pentimento aims to accomplish with their art form.