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DEBORA IYALL Stay Strong CD

DEBORA IYALL / Stay Strong CD / Dottie Records / 2010 The mighty voice between SF’s greatest New Wave band ROMEO VOID is back with songs that go in many different directions musically and lyrically, sounding familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.  She’s definitely no ...

Monkey

August 22nd, 2010

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BROTHERS COMATOSE Songs From The Stoop CD

BROTHERS COMATOSE / Songs From The Stoop CD / Self-Released / 2010 It’s a familiar sound, but a friendly one.  Bluegrass is the nerdy hipster music of the day, and these guys churn it out with plenty of good cheer and tunefulness.  Generally bluegrass seems to work better ...

Monkey

August 22nd, 2010

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NEW AT PCR: Reporter-Time Incredible

Reporter/ Time Incredible/ Holocene Breathy vocals and 80s synthesizer effects galore are incorporated into Reporter’s new album “Time Incredible.” Grooving bass beats and garage sounding guitars also plays well to off-set such electronic effects heavily ...

Monkey

August 17th, 2010

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New at PCR: Revolver/ Revolver EP

Revolver/ Revolver EP/ Astralwerks Sometimes, the French just do it right. This is one of those times. Revolver, a Parisian trio, get what it means to make catchy, uplifting and downright enjoyable indie pop rock. In a simple yet powerful way Revolver cleanly layers violins,

Monkey

August 16th, 2010

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New at PCR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Horse Power EP

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. / Horse Power EP / Quite Scientific Records Imagine a modern day hipster-American reincarnation of The Beatles and you have Detroit duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. In Horse Power EP, “Nothing But Our Love” shows off their ability to make a love ...

Monkey

August 16th, 2010

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GOMER HENDRIX Revolution 10 CD

GOMER HENDRIX / Revolution 10 CD / Skitz Records / 2010 Humor and rock usually mix like oil and water, but in the hands of some particularly eccentric individuals like MARTIN MULL or CHEECH AND CHONG it can work to amazingly entertaining effect.  Mr. HENDRIX skewers and ...

Monkey

August 15th, 2010

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SHAREEF ALI & THE RADICAL FOLKSONOMY The Once And Future Boyfriend CD-EP

SHAREEF ALI & THE RADICAL FOLKSONOMY / The Once And Future Boyfriend CD-EP / Self-Released / 2010 It’s a familiar sound, but a friendly one.  Who would have thought that after all the noise that was popular the last 20 years in the music underground that there would be ...

Monkey

August 15th, 2010

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China to mourn landslide victims

The Chinese government has announced a national day of mourning as millions in the country’s west struggle with more rain and the aftermath of mudslides that have killed more than 1,150 people. Flags were to fly at half-mast on Sunday and public entertainment was to be

Monkey

August 14th, 2010

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Obama backs ‘Ground Zero mosque’

Barack Obama, the US president, has backed a proposed mosque and Islamic community centre near the site of the former World Trade Centre in New York that was destroyed in the September 11 attacks. He said the country’s founding principles demanded no less for the ...

Monkey

August 14th, 2010

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New at PCR – ceo / White Magic / Modular

ceo is Eric Berglund, one half of the Swedish duo The Tough Alliance. Obviously, if you like TTA, you’ll love this album. It’s happy, moody, groovy, electronic, tropical, and bouncy. All that, in only 8 short tracks. It’s electronic by nature, which shows ...

Monkey

August 10th, 2010

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