Palberta - Roach Goin' Down [digital download]

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Palberta - Roach Goin' Down [digital download]

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About "Roach Goin' Down"

In their formative years, Palberta’s live performances often involved moments of synchronized dancing and humorous performance art in between or during songs. Touring the states extensively, they developed a reputation as a “must-see” live band on the DIY circuit. Over the course of the last five years, they've honed in on a distinct and arresting sound, incorporating gorgeous three-part harmonies into their chaotic grooves and working with a slew of talented musicians from within their circle. Eventually the mercurial nature of their early performances began to manifest itself in their music, with each Palberta release proving to be more full of surprises than the last.

Roach Goin' Down is Palberta's most impressive album to date. Twenty-two tracks combine the band's signature frenetic instrumentation with a thoroughly developed pop sensibility that fans merely glimpsed on previous releases. The songs are lovingly crafted and shine with the confidence of a band discovering new musical possibilities and having a blast doing it. As usual, their excitement is sonically palpable, yet this time it's grounded by a lyrical nuance and newfound melancholy that gives the record an air of maturity compared to previous releases.

Recorded by frequent collaborator Paco Cathcart (The Cradle), Roach Goin' Down is a brilliantly constructed work of beauty and bile. Palberta continue to pave the way as innovators in the field of guitar-based music, delivering a barrage of twisted, catchy hymns that manage to be both challenging and feverishly compelling.

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Noisey Feature on Palberta and Roach Goin' Down ...'Roach Goin' Down' is a special, experimental take on what it means to rock.

Pitchfork Review of Roach Goin' Down [7.8] Palberta leap another level on the hyper-charged 'Roach Goin' Down'...

Stereogum Premieres "Roach Goin' Down" and Announces LP ...A snotty rage against domesticity and stasis.

Allmusic Review of Roach Goin' Down ...Palberta continue to hone their skills while losing none of the uniqueness of their earlier work.

The Fader Premieres "Big Time" ...showcasing the loose-screw energy that has made Palberta's live shows such a full-on fixture in some circles.

Paste Magazine 15 Bands You Need to Know ...The post-punk experimentalists are both haphazard and composed, making each of their releases a wild, unexpected ride.

The Fader Bands to Watch in 2018 ...they are really fucking good...

Rolling Stone 10 Artists You Need to Know ...from Yoko-centric skronk-funk into dreamy, harmony-soaked broken pop.

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