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Single: "Real American Boy" – The Pizza Thieves

September 12, 2011

Norman, Okla., is pretty baller. It has a great music scene, unique businesses, and an artsy culture that you wouldn’t expect from Oklahoma. I’m proud to have called it home for five years.

The Pizza Thieves also call it home. The two-piece garage/surf/indie duo just released their first single “Real American Boy,” and it sounds like grunge kids crashing a surf party. When it really gets going at the end, it sounds (unsurprisingly, given the description I just gave) like The Pixies. This should be nothing but exciting to you.

Some bands get lost in their genre, but this release has a “song first” mentality that, if continued, could take The Pizza Thieves far. Here’s to hoping their upcoming album “Hippopotamus” is as awesome as this tune is.

Stephen Carradini and Lisa Whealy write reviews of instrumental, folk, and singer/songwriter music. We write about those trying to make the next step in their careers and established artists.

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