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“On their debut EP, this Charleston WV 2-piece don't miss a beat with 4 cuts that come across like an early 70's classic rock band (a la early Bad Company and Free) if they had been stoner rock bands. From the super fuzzed out guitar licks of opening cut "Let's Play Nice" it's obvious that they mean business, and the Bonham-esque percussion and vocals reminiscent of Paul Rodgers complete the package. That vibe carries on with the next cut "Everything Must Go" with it's killer guitar work and the everpresent cowbell!!! They take things down a step with the slower laid-back bluesy groove of the title track before closing the disc out with "It's Time" a more straight-ahead rocker, that's just as solid as the rest. Although there are only 2 of them, the sound here is so full that you will have a hard time believing that 2 people could've created it. It's been awhile since this EP hit the shelves, so hopefully a full-lengther is in their future.”

“Out of Charleston, West Virginia, Farnsworth is a two-piece rock band with a sound that packs a lively rhythm and a traditional rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic. Riffs, blues chords, and fuzz define them, and while they are only two guys, the band’s EP I’ll Tell You When I’ve Had Enough shows that they are capable of a large, layered sound. ”

“CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes a CD cover is a different story. The cover of “I’ll Tell You When I’ve Had Enough,” the debut EP from local rock duo Farnsworth, encapsulates everything Chris Vance and Jason Reese are about: classic rock records and rocking out. On the cover, Vance and Reese are pictured at their rehearsal spot, Reese at the drum kit and Vance, the singer-guitarist, on the floor amidst a sea of bottles and records from their favorite rock bands: Free, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Grand Funk Railroad, among others.Talking over the phone from Reese’s apartment, the pair said the cover is wholly indicative of what they’re all about and that their in-store EP release performance at Budget Tapes and Records Friday brings them back to what helped bring them together: the records.“All of the albums on the cover are big time, huge influences on us,” Reese said.”

“Farnsworth is a kick-ass two-piece band from West Virginia. I had the privilege to hear them rock out at BRP. Hard-hitting, raw guitar, classic rock-style, making me think of Frampton, Clapton, and the Who, all backed up by stellar drums that will not be ignored. ”

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