The Pizza Thieves
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The Pizza Thieves

Norman, Oklahoma, United States | SELF

Norman, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
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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. - Independent Clauses


Do The Pizza Thieves know no boundaries? The Norman-based indie-rock band has been named Best New Band in Oklahoma for 2011, according to The Boston Phoenix. "This patchy guitar/drums duo just released their first proper EP this past May, and they're already polarizing the critics," wrote the Newspaper dropping a comparison to Neutral Milk Hotel. "Their amateurish production quality and unpredictability left one Oklahoman blogger unimpressed, but what the hell does he know?" Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Robbie Fetter and drummer Wade Best, the garage/surf duo has played together for six years, including Norman Music Festival. The Phoenix's runner-up band? Mayola. - Gazette Staff
- Oklahoma Gazette


This patchy guitar/drums duo just released their first proper EP this past May, and they're already polarizing the critics. Their amateurish production value and unpredictability left one Oklahoman blogger unimpressed, but what the hell does that guy know? The Pizza Thieves' L'OWL EP conveys a uniqueness of song craftsmanship that that would win over audiences at anarcho collectives and Neutral Milk Hotel fan conventions alike. It's as if they siphoned off twee's unfussy, smiling charm while leaving all the cutesy, trendy bullshit behind. Dear Pizza Thieves: if you're reading this, please, please do not add a ukulele or glockenspiel to your setup. Some people will tell you that doing these things will make your band more popular. Those people are not your friends. - The Boston Phoenix


Discography

L'OWL EP - May 2011 (Digital Only)

"Real American Boy" - Single August 30, 2011 (Digital Only)

Hippopotamus - Fall 2011 (Digital, Vinyl, ??)

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Influenced by everything from early American folk recordings, 90's indie rock, and the 60's heyday of garage rock, The Pizza Thieves have built a sound around themselves. After dropping a member over a year ago, cousins, Wade Best and Robbie Fetter, started writing and performing as a duo. "The songs are crafted from whatever we have lying around, and the music retains a jangly, homey vibe." While operating as a duo, they often have various musicians help out live and on record. The band keeps the connection with audience and friends as the number one objective of their music. "Translation of emotion in the songs and the joy of the performance to the audience is our ultimate goal. We hope that the listeners can relate to the record and are having as much fun at our shows as we are."