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Paint / Press

"Picture perfect"

"An assured collection of alt-rock songs that's destined for arenas... This is an all-killer, no-filler collection of songs, making it hard to pick a highlight. Lead off 'Don't Blow Me Away' is a radio-friendly track with hit written all over it... Combine this with a killer live show and you have a band on the verge of big things."

"In a world where too many bands are 'too cool' to write danceable hooks, Paint is ice-fucking-cold because they do... an easy medium between order and chaos... a very tight combo that play with reckless abandon... a show that is not to be missed and an album that is more than worth your time."

“5 STARS: in your face, but not overpowering, melodic but still harsh, well-crafted but not over-perfected... heartbreaking yet uplifting.... an underlying sense of sonic maturity and strong lyrical insight... well-developed and layered...retain(s) the attractive simplicity of a great rock album.”

“Paint rolls out their new album with the ever abounding familiar Indie Rock/Pop sound that can be found coming out of Toronto and Montreal. The album is comprised of really well thought out lyrics which address social occurrences and problems within society, but they are so well written that you may overlook the full meaning of the lyrics.”

“Their new 8 track album Can You Hear Me? (2009) will appeal to fans of Live, Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam. This is a solid album with guitar driven rock songs the '90s style.”

“...alt-rock relic spiritually scraping the ’90s, done with so much audacity and seismic guitar crunch one can’t help but strap into their time machine... this Toronto quartet wisely keep the sound big, but the anthemic denouements concise.”

““lyrics that scream out for a new generation to step forward, learn, and take care of the world around us””


““A truly unique first effort, held together by frontman Robb Johannes’ strong vocals. He can sing in hushed tones one minute, before switching to a full on swagger that would make James Brown proud””

Andrew Horan - Scene and Heard

“They kind of remind me of The Northern Pikes. This is strange There is something in the sound that is reminiscent, perhaps, of style. I am certain that any of the deserved success enjoyed by Paint will be the result of talent and good hair.”

Baron Stuart Cameron - The Aging Rockstar Reviews