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“Boasts punk spirit, earworm melodies, and a neo-retro sound that’s loaded with appeal…” —The Second Disc
“With elements of blues, soul, punk, and flat out noise, the quartet have something truly unique that you have to hear to understand – even if it only succeeds to confuse you more.” —Girl Underground Music
“[The band’s new lineup] has only made’ distinct and idiosyncratic blend — punk, blues, R&B, rockabilly, some jazz — more potent.” —Billboard
“Every song on the album gives me a jumpstart, I hear so many levels of what I consider amazing creativity that it is hard to dissect… this album will end up on a very special list at the end of the year.” —No Depression
Make sure you are firmly situated with three points of contact with the ground, then take a deep breath and give the album a listen. Let us know what you think!
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In 16 original songs that range from gospel-blues to rockabilly, from Delta swing to haunting guitar instrumentals, William Lee Ellis works the roots of American music and twists them to his own designs."Declaration of Independents is humbled when confronted with a record like The Full Catastrophe... A splendid and soulful record that's worthy of your attention."
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