PATROL WAGON: Self-titled: CD

Why the hell haven’t I made a trip to Carbondale yet? There seems to be a loose sound forming around the town, sort of a mixing of those associated with the almost ready to fall apart sound of Tucson, the fun and sloppiness of the Bay, and a not quite nasty dirtiness that I can’t quite put my finger on that might just be all their own, if not shared with Asheville. Patrol Wagon (I’m not sure if they’re from there, but it was recorded at Lost Cross) fits that, but there’s a desperation that comes through in the speed and the vocals that sets them apart from just plain ol’ fun (which there is absolutely nothing wrong with). Another sweet release from Let’s Pretend.

 –megan (Let’s Pretend)