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Paranoid Social Club really are out to get you

Hopefully by now you've heard the first single from Paranoid Social Club's new Axis IV , "Count on Me," and you don't need a whole lot of convincing that this is the record you'll be listening to all summer.
Club-house rules
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 20, 2011

Guster makes good, Billy Libby's new EP, and more

Take note that sometimes-Mainers GUSTER have a song prominently displayed in the hard-to-avoid Target holiday ad campaign. Good for them.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 03, 2010

And the award for best bad moustache and a Jheri-curl goes to ...

Do yourself a favor and watch the video for RUSTIC OVERTONES’ “Love and a 45.”
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 28, 2010
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Days of the New

When drummer Tony McNaboe delivered the burned copy of Rustic Overtones’ new full-length album, he tucked it inside the packaging of the re-released and re-mastered Long Division.
The orchestral stylings of Rustic Overtones 2.0
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 06, 2009

Machigonne Festival wrap-up

The MACHIGONNE FESTIVAL was a major success, despite the best efforts of Hurricane Danny.
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  September 04, 2009

Portland scene report: January 4, 2008

Woitasek has pulled in a number of impressive acts this year and it will be a shame to see that end.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2008


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There is a Light

What began as a pair of Rustic Overtones reunion shows at the Asylum has turned into what you might call a tour.
Is it at the end, or just the beginning?
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 25, 2007
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Angels in America

It’s been 21 years since “We Are the World,” and maybe it’s surprising we haven’t seen much like it since.
 Tony McNaboe leads an all-star cast for a holiday single
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 13, 2006