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"The Plutonics Get Radioactive"

August 29th, 2008

Posted by Kate Bracaglia
tagged as music

Jackie Micaletti is one of those chicks who restores your faith in female-fronted rock. For one thing, the 28-year-old pixie-haired guitarist/vocalist for local alt-rock unit the Plutonics is not afraid to get loud. Her husky alto sounds best when she’s belting lyrics into the microphone and her signature style (somewhere between Fiona Apple’s hushed confessions and Kathleen Hannah’s riotous swagger) seems perfectly crafted to work audiences into a frenzy.

That’s to say nothing of her lyrics, which catapult between fast-paced and angsty and intimate and earthy. “They like to keep me in a plastic box, always with the lid on, sometimes not,” she belts angrily on the alt-rock power pop anthem “Breathing Holes;” then slows down and croons sweetly “you tear me apart and you fix me up with glue,” on the dreamy, ethereal “Once Divided.”

As vocalist, Micaletti is certainly the most visible members of the Plutonics, but the rest of the band are no slackers either. Guitarist Tommy Cole, drummer Scott Coble and bassist Dave Odell are all seasoned scene vets and can turn it up hardcore for a live show. Tightly-woven post-punk anthems expand and contract, from sparse, freakish Robert Smith-esque dirges to full, soulful, sonic creations.

Catch the band live this Saturday, August 30 at the Khyber. The show also serves as a release party for their debut album, Rid Your Garden, so be sure to bring a few extra bucks to scoop it up.

The Plutonics CD Release Party at the Khyber, Saturday, August 30
56 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
(215) 238-5888 - UwishUnu Philly. from the inside out.


The much anticipated EP/LP, "Rid Your Garden" coming August 2008

featuring the singles "Breathing Holes", "Once Divided" and "Seed"



The Plutonics are a rare gem from the Philadelphia area that can only be described as hauntingly beautiful. From beginning to end, each song is inventive and commands attention as singer /songwriter Jacquelyn Micaletti weaves hypnotic webs of eerie melody over sparse, intrinsic guitar accompaniments.

Adding ethereal atmospheric parts to the whole is Tom Cole on guitar. Using melody lines as a guide, Cole creates dynamic hooks and arrangements, setting apart great musicianship from mediocrity. This duo is complimented and grounded by the solid rhythm section of Dave Odell on bass and Scott Coble on drums. Odell and Coble create a solid driving union that elevates song structures to higher ground.

Lavish two and three part harmonies add to the spectral sound making the band’s sound driving, yet ethereal. The group’s style of songwriting is both haunting and soulful with vocals that are refreshingly original.