When my former N&O colleague Jesse James DeConto wrote to me recently about his band, The Pinkerton Raid, he described the music as "outlaw pop." I'm not sure I'm getting the "outlaw" part. To me that conjures up memories of bands like Lone Justice. Instead, the lush sounds on The Pinkerton Raid's self-titled debut are more reminiscent of 10,000 Maniacs and one of the band's stated influences, The National, with a smattering of World Party thrown in. Check out The Pinkerton Raid on their Reverb Nation page, and see them live tomorrow night (May 26) with Birds and Arrows at The Casbah.