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PALEFACE

I Just Wanna Play Guitar

2006-12-11

This is an awesome release from a man with a vision and a mission to melt face and take names if it's not something too boring to do. Paleface brings the gritty folk acoustic guitars overlapped with some super tight syncopated electronic grooves and hip hop esque folk reminding one of some early Beck. (Side Note: It's been noted that Beck emulated Paleface in many ways as the 2 banged around the open mic circuit of NYC in the early ninties.) This album is hushed and subdued at one moment and then bleeding glee and emotions the next. It's sounds like a prayer for the depressed of New York, especially with songs like Cruise Control Manhattan. This album is quite the trip forward from the anti-folk of his earlier work. This is late era Folk Implosion, Cali-sun pop, freaked out fun. A great release for 2006 from Paleface. Stand Out Tracks - 3. Cruise Control Manhattan 4. A Cinderella Story 7. Styrofoam Chezzz 9. Pay For Taxis - Oliver

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