Pacific Pride
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Pacific Pride

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Sep
22
Pacific Pride @ Larimer Lounge

Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver, Colorado, USA

Sep
20
Pacific Pride @ Someday Lounge

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

Sep
17
Pacific Pride @ The Funhouse

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Although traditionally playing very few shows, Pacific Pride (due at the hi-dive on Saturday, March 14) seems to make every performance count. The outfit's rich blend of lo-fi pop with frayed sonic edges is reminiscent of the golden age of New Zealand's Flying Nun label when legendary bands like the Clean and the Chills were making some of the world's catchiest, most sublimely beautiful experimental rock. At other times, Pacific Pride's chimey, fractured guitar work and slightly off-kilter dynamism also recalls the work of Stephen Malkmus and the Fall. Expansively energized atmospheres and a headlong drive following delicate, introspective moments all serve to channel frontman Paul Garcia's nervy energy and fragile vocal delivery. With Robert Ballentyne and James Barone of Mothership as the rhythm section, the songs can sound loose, but performance-wise, they're anything but. Despite this band's pacifist leanings, its musical attack is fierce.
- The Westword


Discography

A Pacific Pride LP (2009)

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Pacific Pride was originally a loose ensemble formed after the break up of "May Riots" in 2004. Major influences include lo-fi new wave pioneers The Clean, The Fall as well as earlier garage rock predecessors The Kinks and The Velvet Underground. Besides a few shows , the band was for the most part inactive until late 07'- opening for David Kilgour (of The Clean). James Barone, Robert Ballantyne and Jordan Hubner joined founding member Paul Garcia to create the current lineup. James, Rob and Paul were tour support for the Dressy Bessy 08' tour. Pacific Pride is embarking on it's first tour Fall 09'.