There are times where this disc is rough around the edges, but that's mostly on purpose; Eric Bettencourt and Jim Begley have combined to help Pilgrim do well in creating the rootsy-punk feel he's going for. Maybe he doesn't hit all the notes here with his singing voice (especially when he reaches up), but the record as a whole hits the mark for vision and feel.

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TRIAL & ERROR | Released by Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonfire | with Panda Bandits + Grant Street Orchestra + Butcher Boy | at SPACE Gallery, in Portland | April 2 | jessepilgrimthebonfire.bandcamp.com

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