What they’re saying about Pawn Pawn:
“Bedtime came together as a synth-pop lineup of 80s nostalgia replete with ambient single-note melodies. If you aren’t paying attention to the lyrics, you’ll miss the dark elements in Bedtime, which balances its upbeat rhythm with a hard look at the reality of an uncertain future.”
~ Erin Holden, Toledo City Paper – April 10, 2019
“Funny thing, memories. A bittersweet melancholy that shapes us in ways we can’t explain. Who we are is a direct result of who we were.
Captain Kirk once said to McCoy:
“Damn it, Bones, you’re a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can’t be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They’re the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don’t want my pain taken away. I need my pain.”
Pawn Pawn’s album, Bedtime, automatically invokes the sensation of nostalgia. The primal beats and pitch of the guitar took me back to the days on early Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Alien Sex Fiend.
Every song a story, ever melody a scene. A synesthetic experience that keeps you coming back.” ~ Tim Womack, Toledo, OH
“As a huge fan of David Bowie, first what I have to say is that Pawn Pawn has created one of the most beautiful tribute songs to his work and legacy that I’ve ever heard – the song title is “Look Up.” I could listen to it on repeat all day. It’s absolutely a work of art.
In addition, the rest of their music is amazing as well. They use many different instruments to create music that has depth, interest, and atmosphere! Pawn Pawn is making original stuff, and it’s truly worth a listen (and purchase)! You won’t be disappointed.” ~ Heather Hoffman, Perrysburg, OH
“Pawn Pawn’s album Bedtime is an absolutely apt name as this album is defiantly dreamy from the get-go. Genre-wise, if shoe-gazing goth-rock isn’t a thing, it should be, as this album proves: Gifted musicianship, thoughtful, well-crafted original lyrics with vocals that seduce you into submission and complete cohesiveness that rocks as well as rolls you into an absolute ambient atmosphere. The swirling foreboding of ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and ‘Red Shift’ balances beautifully with the melancholy nostalgic aura of ‘Couple Skate’ and title track ‘Bedtime’, to contrast with the conundrum of ‘Cold Hands’ and introspective of ‘Unkind.’ The stand-out single ‘Be Cool’ sets the ethereal mood of the album almost exactly.” ~ Peggy Stierman, Los Angeles, CA