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Bobtown / Press

"Badlands folk band who are just at home with sparse, puritan ballads as they are full-on washboard stomp ‘n’ holler."

"Wow, NEW CD from BOBTOWN - 5 eclectic talented singers out of Iowa [sic] who sometimes sound like children of Carolina Chocolate Drops and other times sound like Children of the Corn, and then there's the harmony on "Don't Fear the Reaper," the Blue Oyster Cult hit. It's so sweet, so seductive, you simply fade into their haze and drift for 4:31."

"As varied as the places they come from - Idaho, Tennessee, New York, Iowa and California - the five members of the Brooklyn based band Bobtown seem to be evolving into a kind of pan American collage in which the wailing of tent revivals is sometimes overlaid with urban rhythms and occasionally surreal lyrics, but always interesting harmonies. Those are just some of the impressions you'll come away with when you hear Bobtown's latest album Trouble I Wrought."

-Butch Kara, host of "Kaleidoscope" - KZGM FM

"...this is beautifully designed for gentle rural music in its most honest form."

"...the great strengths of the band were immediately laid out on the table: beautiful voices singing together in harmony with simple acoustic accompaniment and strikingly powerful songs."

"This eponymous debut highlights the range of the band, with strict acoustic instrumentation and traditionalism but also evoking the spirit of "gothic country", balancing it all with the delicacy of the voices."

"... the group has found its voice as purveyors of traditional American music as heard on its new album which covers everything from hair-raising gospel harmonies and puritan folk to country-tinged ballads and pre-war blues..."

"If you're looking for acoustic gothic-folk-americana kissed with gorgeous harmonies then look no further."

“Bobtown’s debut album is a blast from the past yet completely original – they really know their roots, but they put an irresistibly unique spin on them. This is dark, vivid, sometimes lurid southern Americana, not the G-rated, sanitized version you hear in folkie clubs in the Yankee states.”

"This five-piece group based in New York make moody, rustic songs for the moonlit backroads."

“Bobtown’s music is, at the same time, richly traditional and fresh and intriguing. From the opening dobro twang of the first cut, Take Me Down, I was mesmerized. There is no doubt in my mind that this will be one of my top favorites of 2010. I fully expect this band to break out big. There’s too much talent there.”

"The next band, Bobtown were even better than the few intriguing songs on their Myspace indicated. There is no band in town who sound like them. Mixing elements of country gospel, bluegrass and field hollers with an often macabre Nashville gothic tinge and soaring four-part harmonies, they ran through a frequently riveting set of originals..."