"These six dudes have some chops...The appeal of the music is such that most people will probably have different ideas about the band’s “influences” or whom they sound like. We have moments of peace and moments of pure fun, sometimes in the same song. Most of the time things are just plain fun though (“Round We Go” for example). I mean, who doesn’t love some strategically placed horns, sax and violin, especially when the melodies are so smartly written? The songs take no shortcuts either – the final three tracks clock in at 6 minutes or longer, with “Bone Cold” taking its time yet not slowing down enough to bore us. Bottom line is Faces On Parade is definitely a pleasant surprise for this audiophile. I just wish I had known about this record earlier in the summer."
“Formed in late 2011, Cardinal Harbor is a six-piece blast of feel-good music. Vocalist Spencer McCreary has kind of a "Dave Matthews/Eddie Vedder/Springsteen" thing going on and his band has kind of an "awesome" thing going on.”