"There are a wide range of influences here, including 60's garage, R&B, British Invasion, psych (and maybe a little bit of The Pretenders), but it sure ain't a mess...a very tight unit with a bunch of strong tunes possessing a fine melodic edge...(Crow's) tuneful vocals a major asset... songs are sufficiently strong and original to avoid any accusations of pastiche."
- Shindig! Magazine
"**** of 5 stars. (The Electric Mess) have the vintage approach and feel, they can write great songs and the band isn't afraid to hit ‘em hard and make their music move... Anyone who wonders if there's anything left to be said on the garage revival scene ought to give The Electric Mess' debut a listen.”
- Mark Deming - All-Music Guide
“The Electric Mess entertain as a unit and still keep the music heads happy with their solid musicianship, a "too cool for words" repertoire, and one of the most electrifying front men I have ever seen."
- Sal Nunziato- Huffington Post
"Snarling vocals, go-go beats, kazoo, fuzz pedals, and amusing lyrics can rarely let me down."
- Charles - Bananas
"The Electric Mess has the ability to transport you back in time. Their new self-titled album is a sound that is unheard of these days...there is no way not to be interested in these guys."
- Short and Sweet NYC
(translated from the Portuguese) "...from the album stand themes like "You’ve Become a Witch" and "Trash Talking Woman" that energetically open the record, being accompanied by top songs like “It’s Been a Long Journey”, “Mondo Bongo” and "Simone"...as a debut album, could not be better. This is a record too valuable to remain hidden.
- Rock Around the Blog
RADIO (all 13 tracks from our CD have been played collectively):
"Rodney on the Roq" (KROQ 106.7, Los Angeles)
Real Time Radio, Toronto
Sirius/XM (Little Steven’s Underground)
Nights with Alice Cooper (syndicated radio show)
"Cherry Blossom Clinic w/Terre T" "Three Chord Monte
w/Joe Belock" "Teenage Wasteland w/Bill Kelly"
Mike Sin, Evan "Funk" Davies, Therese, WFMU (NY, NJ)
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Radio Show," WITR 89.7 (Rochester)
"Leopard Print Lounge" WORT 89.9 (Wisconsin)
Radio Lux Show, 89.5fm, DJ Franky-Stein (Spain)
WNYU Radio 89.1 (NYC)
Stoned Circus (Rennes, France)
Marrs Bonfire's "The Smart Set" UK
The Zero Hour w/Andy Turner, WMSE, 91.7 (Milwaukee)
KUSF, 90.3 FM, San Francisco
WLUW 88.7 (Chicago),
KSFR Radio (Santa Fe, NM),
WSUM 91.7 (Wisconsin),
Go Sound Invasion (France),
Le Trafalgar Radio 666 (France),
The Spacey Stardust Show, Radio-X (Frankfurt),
"Beyond Beyond is Beyond," East Village Radio
released January 1, 2010
Esther Crow (aka Chip Fontaine): vocals, percussion
Dan Crow: guitar
Oweinama Biu: keyboards, rhythm guitar, vocals, percussion
Derek Davidson: bass, vocals
Craig Rogers: drums
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