Pinback's latest is an advance called "Information Retrieved," due out on 16 October on Temporary Residence - or if you can't wait, the band will be at the venerable Ventura Theatre on 13 September. It's folk rock smartly done - there's some CS&N in there and also a lot of progressive rock themes - I'm hearing some Yes in there, maybe - or Yup if in Texas. This San Diego duo has been at it since 1998 and this is album Number Five from Ron Crow - and gotta love this handle - Armistead Burwell Smith IV. Their vocals are flawless and this one improves with each listening and just misses being a great one as their reach does not quite match their grasp.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Pinback - Information Retrieved
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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