[New Column] Pentimentales #1 – “An Introduction”


By now you’ve probably heard of New York rock act Pentimento and their plans to release a self-titled album through Paper+Plastick/Black Numbers in November, but what you likely have not heard is the story of how it all came to be. Pentimentales, the latest recurring column to arrive on UTG, aims to change this with tales of adventure, mischief, and growing up as told by the members of Pentimento themselves.

First off, I’d like to preface this by saying thank you for reading. My name is Jeramiah and I sing and play guitar in Pentimento, and this is Pentimentales ; a collection of ramblings and insights into the microcosm of Pentimento.

I find it only proper for this weeks installment, to be an introduction to the characters in the tale.





And of course, Stevan.

Stevan, or Stevan Eugene for short, is our vessel. We purchased Stevan from a good buddy of ours’ father. Since May 2011, Stevan has carried us over 40,000 miles around the country. Stevan is a 1996 Ford E350 Club Wagon and he carries over 250,000 miles to his name, and he speaks in a Russian dialect, called Putt-Putt-Putt-Putt. You see, Stevan may be on his way to the bright light and over the past few weeks, we have been searching for our new vessel. However, none of us are prepared to say goodbye to fellow Stevan, nor can we afford much better than a Big Wheel on Craigslist, so we will continue our journey and see Stevan out through the end.

I can’t explain to you what Stevan means to us. He quite literally has taken myself and my best friends on some of the greatest adventures of our lives. I love Stevan, and the newest member to our family…Eugene AKA Trailer Swift.

Until next time …

At least once a day, share a tale. Wether it be of adventure, of hope or of fantasy. The more you speak of the things in your life that you love, the more they become a reality. Pentimentales to be continued …

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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