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Palberta / Roach Goin' Down
Album:Roach Goin' Down Collection:General
Artist:Palberta Added:12/2018
Label:Wharf Cat Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-12-23 Pull Date:2019-02-24 
Week Ending:17 Feb10 Feb3 Feb27 Jan20 Jan13 Jan30 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 12, 2019:Magnetized Toner
#1 Fill
4.Jan 23, 2019:Brownian Motion
Momentous Space-Up
2.Feb 06, 2019:Brownian Motion
Momentous Space-Up
5.Jan 16, 2019:Brownian Motion
In My Fame - Jug!
3.Jan 30, 2019:Brownian Motion
#1 Fill
6.Jan 09, 2019:The Fuzz Deli
In My Fame - Jug!

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2018-12-19 
All female No Wave Post Punk revival reliving the pure joy of late 70’s bands Raincoats, Lilliput with use of cowbells, woodblocks, disjunct intentionally sloppy dissonant music, female vocals doubled up/harmonized like those girl groups of lore. See also Cakelike, everything on the No New York compilation from the late 70’s, Fire Engines, Glaxo Babies, Red Krayola. All songs brief, disjunct, clean dissonant guitar, lots of simple percussion thrown in, unrepentant No Wave Post Punk throw back. From NYC of course.

1) (1:17) brief simple disjunct no vocals 2) (2:34) female simple vocals appear with the disjunct No Wave bringing to mind Raincoats Lilliput/Kleenix 3) (1:25) urgent, noisy 4) (1:50) clean and disjunct 5) (0:51) urgent all hands on deck with some yelling 6) (1:30) slow passages 7) (1:24) somewhat waltzing 8)* (1:12) urgent and noisier, some fuzz on the guitar 9)* (2:26) more songlike, less in your face post punk 10) (2:41) slower, bass driven instrumental, long fade out 11) (1:05) simple and more songlike 12) (1:49) simple single note stuff shifts upbeat 13) (1:26) vocal heavy with actual harmonies 14)* (1:40) super cool deep dissonant bass section toward of this one smacks of early burning spear era Sonic Youth 15) (1:37) slower swing to this, almost funky 16)* (2:52) “found sound” feeling, boom box demo/practice of the women singing, midway is transistions seamlessly into a studio recording of it with drums etc 17) (1:08) super disjunct 18)* (1:49) simple and a bit more musical 19)* (2:03) slower simpler and I hear a clarinet. goes double time midway 20)* (1:12) a take on that awful Hall and Oates song “rich girl” w the clarinet, I like this much better 21) (1:25) simple and a bit more straightforward

Track Listing
1.Surfin With Berry 12.Sound Of The Beat
2.Roach Goin' Down 13.Ziddy
3.In My Fame - Jug! 14.Big Time
4.Pixels 15.Jaws' Return
5.Cherry Baby 16.Gimme Everything You Got Girl
6.Big Box Inn 17.Momentous Space-Up
7.Cross It Out 18.Palberta
8.I Have Found The Ego 19.Fake-Out
9.#1 Fill 20.Come Again
10.Ink Of Truth 21.Rich Boy
11.Jumping From Lamp To Lamp 22.Heaven To Rock N' Roll