Pohgoh: du und ich: CD (Japanese Import)
CD: Japanese import w/ obi strip
In the middle of a global pandemic, revered indie/emo outfit Pohgoh entered the studio with acclaimed producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) to record their third full-length album du und ich. Easily the foursome’s most ambitious outing yet, the result is textured, tight and emotionally muscular — a confident, eclectic release that showcases the band’s strengths — catchy riffs and big dynamics ridden deftly by Susie Ulrey’s inimitable voice and evocative lyrics. The band’s four-on-the-floor rock format is augmented by additional vocals and instrumentation, including pedal steel, cello, and Hammond organ. Lyrically, du und ich reflects on not only the global obstacles posed in recent years, but also Susie’s decades-long battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Twenty-seven years later, Pohgoh continues to reassess and reassemble its parts in the most daring yet listenable ways. du und ich is more than another great album; it’s a collective anthem of survival, a refutation of all that would break us down. It’s a record that says we’re in this together, that it’s us against the world.