Hello My Name Is Pascal
Pascal has been described as anti-folk, indie punk-folk and things like that. His major influences include Vic Chesnutt, Elliott Smith, Beck, Red House Painters, and Bright Eyes. 'Pascal, whose startling release from Uvulittle Records opens with a jaunty little murder ballad that sounds something like Will Oldham and Beck drunk on Robitussin (in other words, dark, weird, creepy and really cool)' -- The Nashville Rage '...the energtic punk folkie gets a career boost from his new CD. He's likable, periodically vicious, and ready for bigger things...' -- The Isthmus, Madison 'like a perfect gin and tonic where the gin is Jeff Mangum and the tonic is Emo Phillips' -- FYD 'Take Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano, lock him in a cushioned cell with Beck and invite David Byrne circa the early-1980s for a visit, and you'll get some idea of what punk folkie balladeer Pascal is all about.' -- Sea of Tranquillity 'I found myself enamored with the whole album, start to finish, because of the unique world it creates and lives in. Like Beck's One Foot in the Grave, you appreciate even the experiments that fizzle out because at least they contain the promise of something different. Something interesting. Pascal succeeds where so many fledging folksters fail: finding his own voice. This is true not just vocally but especially lyrically. The Gospel According to Pascal is certainly off-kilter, but-unlike a lot of the work that brought Beck to prominence - there is a pretty clear line of storytelling to follow.' -- Room 101.
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