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New Albums - March 2016

Hey folks, what's the word?! I'm watching PBS! Some hipster version of Bon Ross is on and he's in Portland. And that's all I got! Lets get to it with some local March madness releases!

Deathwound (Lemoore/Dinuba/Orosi, CA)
Chilly beats with a warm center from (and he would hate that I say this) a truly original talent of the Cutler-Orosi area. Also known as Johnny Lucatero, the alt/post-punk/metal guitarist makes idiosyncratic beats at an astonishing clip. Space Cadet is one of his most enjoyable releases to date, bringing back the distinct melodiousness that was his bread and butter back in the day (see his work in seminal Orosi post-punk band Bored Ave.)  Good to see you still getting shit done man!
GFSP (Fresno, CA)
The perfect soundtrack for the hardcore bumping, Guy Fieri obsessed loved ones in your life.

John Haley / Mike Flores (Fresno, CA/ Bremerton, WA)
s/t split (Sleepy Ghost Records)
The debut release from Mike Flores' upstart Fresno based DIY label. The Santa Mira band mates show their sensitive side with a slew of acoustic ditties.  John Haley in particular delights with the mournful love lost tune "Sunny Side of the Street."

Stoneshiver (Fresno, CA)
Take the Stage
Hard rock for the grunge aficionados still rocking them plaid shirts.

Without Ruth (Dinuba, CA)
Dinuba's answer to the Roots crew, featuring weight loss raps from Esem, one of Spanspeks favorite MCs. Worth a listen alone for them buttery smooth guitar licks from guitarist Dominic Espino.

And that's it folks! We'll see you next time with a review of the new album from Beastmaker!


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