Pentimento- “It’s Okay” (Space Jam Session)

Pentimento have mastered the art of recreating their songs as bare bones acoustic renditions, stripping away the swelling, churning instrumentation and slightly gritty, impassioned vocals that typifies their brand of pop punk, and leaving behind a delicate, simple shell that conveys a more subtle kind of beauty and power. Their latest acoustic recording, “It’s Okay,” from their 2013 EP Inside The Sea, is another installment in the impressive Space Jam Sessions, who have acoustic performances by variety of bands on their website, all of which are worth checking out. Stream “It’s Okay” below and be sure to check out some other sessions.

Pentimento- Acoustic Sessions

Pentimento are an extremely underrated band who don’t quite seem to “fit in” to either the current pop punk or “emo ” scene, and given my affinity for bands who defy genres, it makes sense that I’ve really grown to love them. Their typically gritty, but still rather poppy and anthemic sound has always made me think of bands like Taking Back Sunday and Brand New. Their songs also resonate especially well as acoustic versions, and frontman Jeramiah Pauly’s vocals sound so sweet and earnest in this particular session.

They just recorded three acoustic songs for The Garden Statement during their current co-headlining tour with Have Mercy and Gates, which you can listen to below.

If you like them, check out the acoustic cover of Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” that Jeramiah recorded this spring.

A Jimmy Eat World cover by Pentimento

Pentimento frontman Jeremiah Pauly did an acoustic cover of Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle,” a song that will always remind me of the good times that marked the late summer of 2001. Aaah, nostalgia.

His cover is really well done; the acoustic guitar and his voice sound perfect for it. It’s almost as good as the acoustic version that Jimmy Eat World recorded back in the day. It’s just more stripped down, simple and DIY, which I totally love.