"Palmer and Winter have tight harmony vocals and their tickling banjo licks weave seamlessly without stepping on each other. This new album features their impeccable harmonies but only a couple of the tracks feature both playing the five-string banjo."
"Their tracks are almost exclusively less than two minutes long, but with their crunchy guitar riffs, pummeling low-end, and strategic tempo shifts, QUARTERBACKS have created songs that somehow condense expansive emotional and sonic ideas into quick, measured gutshots of honesty."
"A further delve into their career will tell you they’re equally well received on their local scene – and are about to throw open their albums to the world. This is blissful, lazy folk goo, and we’re all too happy to devour it."
”’Bad Blood’ is the masterful lead single, a caustic and emotionally raw stream-of-consciousness word vomit held up by a tattered beat that feels like it may collapse into itself. Thomas’ blunt-force lyricism is on full display: “Bad blood saturating the sheets and the blankets,” he begins.”
"…if you broke down every single Parquet Courts song, picked out the good bits, and threw away the rest. It’s music that is too melodic for punk conventions, and walks the line of hardcore with shouted vocals … Warning: you won’t want this song to end, ever."
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Out 4/14/15 on Alyssa’s label, Arrowhawk.
“Bright, warm and melodic, it’s built from a swaying melody, infectious harmonies, loose California-style guitar riffs, and softly crooned lyrics that are both clever and easy to relate to, “It’s a pain to stretch yourself out after being through the wash / but being run through often makes the fibers soft.””
"Prass takes us through her obvious influences in ’70s soul, old Nashville country, and R&B, but, on occasion, she also sends the listener tumbling through a dream portal, where life feels and sounds like a Disney princess movie."
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“Opening with Strokes-y fuzzy guitar, “Again” quickly escalates with an outpouring of happy-go-lucky handclaps and jubilant tambourine jingles. Consider our faith renewed.”
“In keeping with their legacy as one of the nations few free, all ages, and all-volunteer music festivals, the PDX Pop Now! festival returns July 24-26 with 45 genres-spanning sets from Portland musicians. Set amid the Southeast industrial district at AudioCinema, the festival will feature two stages, food carts, a street fair, and Portland’s renowned band basketball tournament Rigsketball.”