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Countless Thousands / Press

“You won`t find a more entertaining sixteen track debut. Super human bass riffs and whirling percussion produce a solid melodic structure for the wonderfully named singer/guitarist `Danger Van Gorder` to execute their powerful and expansive songcraft. `We`re Just Really Excited To Be Here` will certainly be perched... in our Top 20 releases.”

“Anthemic, melodic and a even little bit dissonant, the debut album by Orange Country trio, Countless Thousands, leads me to believe that the members really embody the spirit of the album title. Punk-washed indie rock, the driving rhythm is tiered with dexterous bass, great guitar tones (just give The Chemical Exchange a listen) and topped with some interesting lyrics and vocal harmonies – all right from the word go! Attitude can be faked, speed copied and pasted, but humour and excitement aren’t easily fudged. It’s clear the boys are here to rock.”

“Three guys beating the crap out of rock n’ roll! Their music is energetic, original, manic and often tongue-in-cheek. They epitomise what punk rock should sound like in the 20th century. They are totally unpretentious and brand a rhythm section second to none, indie and major label artists included... We highly recommend this band regardless of your taste in rock.”

“A real fusion of styles are smashed together brilliantly in the new album by true punk rock poets Countless Thousands. Part Against Me!, part Fugazi, part Dylan, part The Cure with a dash of the Clash and some quirky humour; then you may be getting close to the sound this band have carved out for themselves. Emotional music with its heart dangling off its sleeve, there is a real charm and hopefulness to it all – this is a band who can really write songs. The great victory of Countless Thousands is that they’ve set themselves up as storytellers with songs that can both provoke emotion, laughter, and even political thought. (9 out of 10)”

“A little bit stfu-rock, a lot of I-don’t-care punk, with an almost unnoticeable the killer-esque glam-rock undercurrent, Countless Thousands will win you over. A certain kind of joy comes through in the songs... you can almost feel the joy from the band members coming through the speakers to grab you and shake you, yelling HEY THIS IS MUSIC. WE MADE THIS AND WE LOVE IT. Well, I do too, Countless Thousands, and anyone reading this probably will as well.”

"The California band’s debut release “We’re Just Really Excited To Be Here,” in name and execution lives up to that zealous mantle... [with] its pace-pushing, spectrum-stretching sound and scope... [and] the theatricality of fellow punk-inflected rockers Green Day and My Chemical Romance."

“You have to hear them to believe them. I heard them and I still don't believe it! Everything about the bricolage of Danger, Davey and Jon is just awe-inspiring. This is a band that would do well on the Warped Tour... They speak to that generation and the generation would do well to listen!”

“Music that verges on self-destruction in the most magnificent of ways... beaming with genius. 5 out of 5 stars!”

“...Can only be described as aggressive-uptempo-hard geek-rock. But words don't adequately describe what these guys do with their instruments. They're punk, but refined; loud, but tight; aggressive, but articulate; and they're anything but boring.”

“Countless Thousands are happy to be here, and it’s easy to imagine the world being equally happy to have them, starved as it is for genuine music and honesty without pretension. It`s rare to find lyrical prowess at all, let alone in a young band, but Danger Van Gorder is truly a modern storyteller and every aspect of his band engages.”

“The term “pop-punk” comes to mind but it doesn’t fully justify the more ambitious tendencies of the group... hats off to the band’s clever lyricism and biting sense of humor. Songs like “A Pirate’s Shanty” make you aware of the band’s secret weapon: their drummer; who by no means is replaceable. His manic pace keeps the energy at a maximum that fuels many of …Excited to Be Here’s most memorable songs. You also have to admire the moxy of any group willing to end a song with the words “f**k off and die”—but that could be just me.”

“...F***ing incredible.”

Dan O'Brien - Cracked.com

“While listening to the...album, I thought, 'This deserves more than me just throwing out a sentence or two saying, "Kick-ass, energetic rawk music by a trio that falls somewhere between Green Day and Jimmy Eat World with some early Foo Fighters influence and mid-90s math rock sprinkled in.'"”

"Fantastic & intriguing new band with some serious depth and songwriting skill. Expect to hear the name Countless Thousands often."

“...Practically revelling in the kind of anthemic, clean-but-charging commercial indie that might as well be arena rock with lots of smiles more than lots of explosions.”

“A power-trio with a really personal and unique approach to their music, blending a wide various influences, ranging from punk to folk, topping it all with a particular knack for writing songs with the catchy elements of the best pop and with the energy of alternative rock.”

“Garden Grove, California trio Countless Thousands brings forth a playful, propulsive shot of modern rock to the landscape where many bands have strived to reach.”

"WE’RE JUST REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE is a high energy, enthusiastic rock album, and I think you’re going to love it... worthy of repeating in your MP3 player."

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