Snowing - “Pump Fake” (Pump Fake/Scherbatsky 7” version)
As previously reported, Snowing recently announced that they would be releasing a posthumous 7” record next year featuring two songs recorded during the I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted sessions. We heard the new track “Scherbatsky” the other day, and now we have the a-side.
This song is an alternate version of “Pump Fake,” a song which was originally recorded for Snowing’s Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit demo in 2009. In comparison to the original, the new version seems much more raw and desperate, and sounds more in line with the material on the LP than on the debut record. Frontman John Galm sings with a strained passion and some sort of twisted confidence that he must have gained over the two years between the recording of the original and when this version was presumably recorded.
This alternate version of “Pump Fake” has been circulating on the internet now for a couple months, but it’s definitely worth hearing if you haven’t come across it already. At least now we have some context for it. The “Pump Fake” / “Scherbatsky” 7” is available for pre-order from Square of Opposition Records HERE.