Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PCB Album Reviews

Since we don't have access to a publicist or mainstream media, I am publishing heartfelt reviews that I have personally received on our new album. They mean a lot more to me than any NY Times or Pitchfork. Please keep 'em coming. Positive, negative and/or completely non-sequitur!


“Happy Muthers Day...Thx for the CD's i hate them with all my heart...i hate 'Live Once' as much as i hate 'sour grapes.' 'face in the dirt' must be a blast to do live... the year wait was worth the hate i hate them all. Luv Ya, double g” 
-- Gerri Graefe, Super Critter Sitter

"Goin' To Hell? Sounds like Hell... It sucks. Only one song is mixed right. You don't listen to anybody."
-- Paxton Pryor, (Drummer on the album and former band member who recently quit)
 
“My new P.C.B. favorite”
Matt Tidwell, all around miscreant and good man

“Just gave it a listen, pretty bomb bitty bomb I must say. My sister and I listen to the new album everyday while laying out...paul chesne band, pool, sunshine...I'm super blessed...
Summer Taxdahl, Tidwell’s sis

“Chez, for me, not that it means anything on any Grammy board, you've done it. When I first ever heard you, I knew you were genius. But now I know you and hear what you're producing, this is the very most honest profile of all your fabulous varied-ness that makes you wonderful that I've ever heard. Bravo, matey. Bravo! Proud to tears. Xx”
Vavine Tahapehi, Founder of Cup Cup,  and Sometime Songbird with Matt Ellis

“It's amazing...every album is unreal and trumps the last...”
Dustin Meredith, founder of the band The 99’s

“Great songs and soundscapes. It's been helping me on my emotionally tortured walks!”
Mitchell Robe, our former keyboardist of several years and great friend, and musician in his own right

“I listened to the whole album last night and was obviously quite moved by it. The whole chasm of souls on it was a lot to take and not feel in my opinion greatness and at times frailty. You’re a damned rascal and that’s what I’ve come to terms with.”  
-- Michelle Lepori, poet, bartender, and muse for the song “Wounded Bird”

“Your CD is awesome Chez. I really love it. Congrats on another work of art.”
– Photographer and songwriter Melinda Dahl of Dahlhouse Productions

“Thank you for my CD Artie Vegas! I love it. Congratulations on your 3rd full length release. I’m so proud of you.”
-- Singer/songwriter Holland Greco

“Streamed the rekkid the other day. Sounds real good. I like the spontaneous song you all made. Nice play on TCB!”
-- Singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins

PCB by Paul Chesne Band is a really good rockin' record. Just sayin.” 
-- Publicist at KG Music Press & host of the Grand Ole Echo, Kimberely Grant

"Should there not already be one in hand, very shortly after putting on a Paul Chesne CD I find a sudden urge to have a drink...

PCB encourages me to double fist.

Maybe it's because I've been listening to these songs for months at shows, parties, afterparties or random drunken wanderings, but I'll be damned if you could listen to this music and not have a good time. If liquor were to ever endorse a band, Paul Chesne's would be a very wealthy one at that.

Too often you hear of artists lamenting the fact they can't capture the "live" experience of their music......... which often portends to it being far more style than substance; needing a grand visual production to take away from the lack of musical craftsmanship.

Chesne has both.

I'll be damned if I didn't feel like it was 3:00 AM at The Stronghold and I was staggering about hoping to find one last PBR but instead I was listening to PCB while working out at the gym.

To paraphrase Will Hunting, I don't know why the fuck this stuff
sounds so damn good, it just does.

So whether this CD makes you want to have a shot before getting on the dance floor (which it will), chug a bottle of Jack to forget your troubles (I'd have no idea about that / but it also will) or simply toast someone that you don't have it as God awful as Chesne seems to so often lament, grab a drink and put this disc on repeat."  
– Photographer Stephen Albanese, http://tailstar.com/

"I LOVE THE NEW RECORD!!!!! It made me so happy listening to it. You guys all sound great. Congratulations again!"
-- Video director Caitlin Dahl of Dahlhouse Productions

"Chez, I think I know all the words to every song already. I am addicted! Not sure if Jason told you how much I appreciate your music so I'll just tell ya.. I LOVE PCB! I have "you only live once" on repeat My FAVE!!! Love the new sound on "you owe me". Can't wait for more videos too. ♥"
-- Shannon Dunn-Kokanour

"Chester, I just got your album in the mail and it hasn't left my CD player (yes, I still have a CD player!) It sounds like Willie Nelson had sex with a synthesizer and out popped PCB. Nice work! ♥"
-- Jennifer Jenkins Farmer, Daisy Rock Guitars

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