Originally from Athens GA and now based in Portland, Pacific UV melds shoegazer sounds associated with bands like My Bloody Valentine, Spiritualized and Galixie 500 with experimental acts like Sigur Ros. Nice stuff!
"Longplay Vol 2... as the soundtrack to a moon landing, the reference posts - from Ride to Spiritualized -are secure for the group's interstellar sound, as the atmosphere is thicker, the guitars more towering and the catharis more rewarding than seems likely on Planet Earth." - Spin
"Pacific UV... blissful, atmospheric, space-rock... a serene and somber mix... deftly and beautifully orchestrated sound." - NPR
"Pacific UV's Longplay Vol 2... graceful, spacious grooves carve otherworldly spaces, cresting and falling." 7/10 - Pop Matters
"Sounding like a long lost brother of the Elephant Six - imagine if The Apple's In Stereo Hilary Sydney had married Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes instead of Robert Schneider - with wonderful hints of Beulah's Western States era, Page France is an easy contender for my personal favorite album of the year." - Left Hip
"Page France's Hello, Dear Wind holds the nostalgia-inducing power for which The Arcade Fire's better tracks are lauded... It's just the sort of stunningly solid record that should, by all rights, make the group a dorm/household name." 4/5 - Aversion
"Page France's warm and inviting Hello, Dear Wind... earnest voice sweeps achingly over subtle folk-pop crescendos. Simple acoustic chord progressions accumulate deft touches of glockenspiel and burbling organs, swooning harmonies and majestic percussion, lurching gracefully toward the sublime." - 7.8/10 - Pitchfork
Page France is for fans of Sufjan Stevens, Of Montreal, Apples In Stereo, Beulah and Arcade Fire.
After two years, countless shows, tours and a recording that was never released, Palatina came to an abrupt end in 2009 just a few days before what was to be their last show. The members went on to perform in a multitude of other local projects such as The Fade, Lariats, Hollow Hills & My Girl Friday. This reunion show is to be Palatina's swan song.... their coda.
Palomar "makes somewhat spastic power-pop for one of the coolest indies going... Last year's Palomar II is nothing if not a blast, like Imperial Teen consuming copious amounts of sugar and schnapps. - The Austin Chronicle
"The quartet combines a sharp melodic sensibility with angular punkisms that bring up comparisons with Switzerland's Kleenex and England's Mekons..." Billboard
Palomar will "remind you, by turns, of X and the Breeders and Shonen Knife and, sometimes, of the Go-Gos played on 78 (for those of you who grew up in the digital age, this means really fast)." - Splendid Reviews
Panhead Music Project: steel drums and percussion played with a jazz meets reggie sensibility. Pretty cool stuff... and nicely done too. You'll feel like you are sitting in a bar in the Bahamas instead of Tucson!
"Papermoons... already has a 7" to their credit, one that I have already expressed acclaim for. New Tales builds on the melancholic pop melodies of that album however, this time around the band has more time to better show their own identity. Papermoons are an unusual enough band that they warrant some genuine excitement." - Punk News
"Musically, (Papermoons) are on as songwriters... mind-bogglingly mature, The hybrid of folk and indie rock music and the band’s single-minded pursuit of the quietest and most beautiful sounds possible was striking. Don’t be surprised if you find youself hitting the repeat button." - Sound Salvation Army Blog
"The dream pop duo Parker and Lily compose simplistic indie rock melodies similar to Galaxie 500 and Siddal, and have been called the John Doe and Exene Cervenka of N.Y.C. angst pop... (Their) decade-long romance...ended while recording (2004's) The Low Lows, the duo's third album. However, their heavy hearts have given listeners the most daring and thoughtful record of their career... a beautiful album." 4 stars All Music Guide
"The Low Lows is the real thing... Parker and Lily have succeeded in capturing an extraordinarily elusive human experience in their art: a true account of those horrible and confusing moments before, during and after a breakup." - Splendid Magazine
"Not unlike Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, the latest from Parker and Lily is a brilliant document of real life inter-band romance gone sour. But while Mac wove the pain into golden California pop, The Low Lows musically explores the darkest corners of despair and detachment." A - Devil in the Woods
"Fans of the Velvets and Cat Power will weep with joy..." for Paker & Lily - Austin Chronicle
Having played in St. Louis for almost a decade with the black-n-bluegrass band The Monads, Pat Eagan has developed a unique sound and vision of our town that translates well into his new band Royal Smokestacks.
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