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by The B-Sides

Raw and uncompromising songs delivered with a great pop sensability through overdriven guitars and a mouthful of words.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Letter to the National Enquirer
2:14 $0.99
2. Off Broadway
3:05 $0.99
3. Beautiful & Broken Things
3:11 $0.99
4. I Don't Wanna Know
2:08 $0.99
5. Playing House
2:15 $0.99
6. You Can Do Better Than Me
3:30 $0.99
7. Fighting Back
2:57 $0.99
8. Lost In the Ladies' Room
2:29 $0.99
9. You're A Big Deal
2:02 $0.99
10. Hope You Didn't See Me On the Train
2:29 $0.99
11. Let's Fall With Grace
2:33 $0.99
12. In the Middle
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Album Notes
In the summer of 2002, New York indie/folky Patric Westoo, started writing a batch of songs that didn't fit into a sparse acoustic setting. They were short, raw and seemed to be asking for a loud band to back them up. Patric teemed up with long time Morgantown, W.V friends Brian Porterfield and Kim Monday to form THE B-SIDES. Their music has a hard edge tempered by great pop sensability. Their style blends the raw, catchy energy of late 70's punk/pop bands and has the lyrical bite of groups like The Replacements and Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
Their debut release "Troubleshooting" also features legendary 63 Eyes guitarist, Mark Poole.
The indie review site "South of Mainstream" gave Troubleshooting 4 out of 5 stars and had this to say about it,- "While some doctors are prescibing Prozac for your rainy days I am prescribing "Troubleshooting", a high-energy indie/pop debut that should earn them a spot touring college campuses for the next few years. There is a vintage vibe to this know...before they layered 40 guitar tracks into a single song...I hear a little Buddy Holly and that is just fine with me. The album is consistent from from beginning to end, rarely straying, but not repeating what it does rock'n roll."



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Jackson Brunn

Richard Yates with a Gibson SG
This is a short, intense and very fresh sounding album. Energetic guitars backing up great pop songs. Reminds of Costello and Replacements, as mentioned, but also early Petty which is a cool combination. The lyrics are unusually well-written, you can tell songwriter Patric Westoo (don't know about the name, I think he might be Norwegian from the beginning) has a background as a singer/songwriter. Sharp,
sometimes mean and sometimes witty, lyrics about frustrated suburban life (no "punk rock" posing). It's like Richard Yates with a Gibson SG.