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Deer Park Avenue / Press

“Bursting with talent, Deer Park Avenue is one of those bands that will be around for a long time to come.”

“Deer Park Avenue powers through pop that makes you wanna dance… Sarah and Stephanie Snyder of local power-pop band Deer Park Avenue have been heavily influenced by all corners of the world. Fast-forward to today, and the sisters have played their many songs—an engaging brand of power-pop and rock—on multiple continents.”

“Sisters Sarah (lead vox, guitar) and Stephanie Snyder (drums) make up two-thirds of Sacramento's power pop trio Deer Park Avenue, and their latest EP is a raw and engaging ball of energy. It's one of those records that almost feels like it was recorded at a live show because it is a bit unpolished, gritty and full of emotion and earnest deliveries.”

“Stop and Go is a bewitching collection of eight wise-beyond-their-years rock and roll songs… Sarah has big-time range with her voice. She can belt out a song like Ann Wilson of Heart or sing softly like Ms. Williams does on Paramore’s song, “The Only Exception.”… “Millionaire” is a song where Stephanie gets to shine, because it is her impressive drum work with Gregg (who has worked with the likes of Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne) that makes this track spectacular.”

“'Waiting For You'…actually makes me ponder how the Gaslight Anthem would have sounded if Brian Fallon had been born female? The chorus to this nugget is infectious, the guitars upbeat making it a near perfect pop-rock song.”

“They’ve traveled to dozens of places in the U.S. and Europe, graduated from journalism school in London, played a show at the Whisky a Go Go and they’re barely in their mid-20s. To say they’re constantly on the move would be an understatement.”

“For a very young band (they must have started just a few years ago) they have already built a following on line and there was a good crowd watching their dynamic performance on Monday night. Their power-pop-rock songs, fueled by Sarah’s guitar and her electric presence, were producing a totally radio-friendly melodic rock with a light dash of punk attitude (may be like a Green Day female touch), immediately engaging people in foot-tapping or hand-clapping.”

“Sarah and Stephanie Snyder are in a local band that takes on the world every day through travel and music. Deer Park Avenue has been described by many as being on all sides of the rock spectrum, from power pop to alternative to punk. One consistent word of description for this duo is “melodic.””

“This single is off their latest release entitled Stop & Go which was produced by Matt Bissonette (Brian Wilson, Rick Springfield, Ringo Starr). The girls have a retro rock/pop sound that has been described as “Girl Weezer” or “Paramore covering the Beach Boys.” They have been compared to Green Day, Metric, and Jimmy Eat World. Their sound is an eclectic, alternative rock that reminds me of the greatness of the early nineties. It is simplistic, high energy, and melodic. This duo has an older influence with a great new rock edge that makes for some awesome music.”

“I’ve debated with friends whether or not girls can play legitimate rock music, and really rock. I’ve always said that it probably can be done, but I couldn’t have given you an example. That was before I listened to Deer Park Avenue though; back before I heard their latest EP which can best be described as a sort of catchy rock built around strong, singable choruses, and smooth vocals.”

“Part of what makes Deer Park Avenue stand out from many other local bands is their emphasis on the actual song instead of just doing a commercial for the group. Something many Sacramento bands usually miss the boat on is producing a single that sounds catchy and makes you want to hear more, but this group has mastered that art.”

“Deer Park Avenue is a rock band that has a sound that fits somewhere in between Green Day, Collective Soul, and Paramore. Unlike a lot of indie bands that tend to sound like everyone else and feel repetitive, Deer Park Avenue’s edgy pop rock sound keeps it light and fun, and they stay away from the category of drab and dull.”

“Think Sixpence None the Richer meets Green Day -- in some strange and wonderful universe.”

“With a sophisticated sound and a knowledge of the business, DPA has not only released an EP City Streets (available on iTunes) but are now back in the studio recording more new material. They are the number one Sacramento band on ReverbNation's charts and I think we can expect a lot more from these two in the near future!”

Meg Siever - Paduta Music Blog

“When I first heard Deer Park Avenue perform, I immediately knew I wanted them to perform at the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life fundraising event that hosts 1,000+ participants. Deer Park Avenue has that edgy, but sweet sound that plays to a broad audience.”

Gaylene Hall - Relay for Life

“I love Deer Park Avenue...but I especially love Sarah and Stephanie Snyder!! I have been listening to them play music since they first started as kids in Fresno, CA. They play, sing, and write great music!”

Gregg Bissonette - Drummer (Ringo Starr, Santana, David Lee Roth, James Taylor)

“Deer Park Avenue brings a fresh twist to the pop-rock Christian music scene. It's real, it's raw, it's honest... The songs and musicianship of Sarah and Steph, mentored by their cousins, Matt and Gregg Bissonette, may very well bring the revolution to the CCM industry that it so desperately needs.”

Matt Kees - Director of CMS Productions
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