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My Pet Dragon / Press

“This is big, audacious & brimming with hooks. Considering that’s only kind of rock that gets the big boys to notice anymore, do not be surprised if you’re hearing more from and about My Pet Dragon, and soon. --John Norris (Noisevox, ex-MTV News)”

“Discover the Undiscovered: My Pet Dragon”

“As U2 and Muse are already packing stadiums around the world... it’s really only a matter of time before My Pet Dragon is doing the same. Thanks to Michaelsen and his musical compadres, they’ve already got the hooks and chutzpah to make it happen. Now all they need is opportunity to knock on the door.”

“My Pet Dragon plays well-crafted alt-rock and vocalist/songwriter Todd Michaelsen has a tenor voice that falls somewhere between Thom Yorke & Muse's Matthew Bellamy.”

-Brooklyn Rocks

“ Against the faded flags of many Brooklyn outfits, My Pet Dragon stands out sharply. The group moves away from the roughed-up sounds of its noisier contemporaries, favoring a more highly refined approach that recalls the anthem hits of U2.”

“Catchy vocals, melodic guitar riffs, and steady drumbeats meld into a breezy indie/pop-rock album.”

"Hazy, Flaming Lips-Esque ethereal tunes highlighted by a melodic tenor"

2010 CMJ Music Marathon Festival Guide

"Already receiving rave reviews, Mountains and Cities is your – drive down the coast, wind blowing your hair, destination unknown – kind of album."

“Todd Michaelsen's voice shines!”

Southside on the Town

"A band to keep your eye on in 2011.... MPD’s music has influences which range from U2 to mid-80s electro pop... in addition, backup singer Reena Shah’s Indian dancing keeps the band visually exciting."