In the summer of 2002, New York indie/folky Patric Westoo, started writing a batch of songs that didn't fit into a sparse acoustic setting. They were short, raw and seemed to be asking for a loud band to back them up. Patric teemed up with long time Morgantown, W.V friends Brian Porterfield and Kim Monday to form THE B-SIDES. Their music has a hard edge tempered by great pop sensability. Their style blends the raw, catchy energy of late 70's punk/pop bands and has the lyrical bite of groups like The Replacements and Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
Their debut release "Troubleshooting" also features legendary 63 Eyes guitarist, Mark Poole.
The indie review site "South of Mainstream" gave Troubleshooting 4 out of 5 stars and had this to say about it,- "While some doctors are prescibing Prozac for your rainy days I am prescribing "Troubleshooting", a high-energy indie/pop debut that should earn them a spot touring college campuses for the next few years. There is a vintage vibe to this album...you know...before they layered 40 guitar tracks into a single song...I hear a little Buddy Holly and that is just fine with me. The album is consistent from from beginning to end, rarely straying, but not repeating what it does best...fun rock'n roll."