“By the sound of things Parachute Musical may just be on the verge of concocting the next great American pop album.”
“..incredibly brilliant songs that indicate huge ambition, pretty much guaranteeing theirs will be a show unlike any you've seen before.”
Charleston City Paper
"Call it Pop if you want, and compare them to Ben Folds Five if you want, but there’s something else going on here .. Foster was a great showman with a natural presence — at one point, he kiddingly said, “Everybody in this motherf***** clap.” And I’m telling you, everyone did clap."
City Beat Cincinnati
“Among the high-quality non-country music talent to come out of Nashville .. head-bobbin' catchy hooks delivered in the youthfully clear vocals of singer-pianist Josh Foster.”
Creative Loafing Tampa
“Local indie pop kings.”
— The Deli Nashville
"..forging their own path along the piano rock musical highway, integrating smart pop, unusual time changes and unbridled enthusiasm, with primary colors exploding along the way. Check them out now so you can claim you knew about them before they blew up.."
Creative Loafing Tampa
“..piano-led rock that actually sounds like neither Coldplay nor Ben Folds, a rarity these days .. emotionally driven and inescapably melodic .. dig: Phantom Planet, Squeeze finding the Fountain of Youth and modern Pop Rock.”
Mid Point Music Fest guide by City Beat Cincinnati
"Infectious energy masks their complexity, so instead of thinking about the unconventional time changes you just focus on the unbridled enthusiasm."
The Washington Post
“One of the most elaborate and expansive pieces [Everything Is Working Out Fine In Some Town] the local independent rock scene has produced in recent memory.”
All The Rage - Nashville, TN
"Impossibly upbeat, Nashville's Parachute Musical make some of the most entertaining, high energy piano based pop in the country .. pop craftsmanship at it's finest."
— Viva Indie Rock
"..colorful and catchy secret straight out of Nash-vegas...good news floats on the horizon for this unearthly named crew."
"Take Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley, spike their beers with Ritalin, and you'll get something akin to this mixture of lyrically emotional, piano-heavy pop."
— The Roanoke Times
"With the romp of the Decemberists, the piano-plinked fabulae of Ben Folds and exactly none of the twang of Music City, Josh Foster and company negotiate the line between sweet-natured charm and cloying pastiche."
The Riverfront Times - St. Louis
"..a brainy brand of piano-pop that's classically complex but warm and inviting..Parachute Musical seems set to make the little triumphs of 2007 look like a mere warm-up session."
— All The Rage - Nashville, TN
"Foster and Gilbert have a chemistry that's featured in fluid, challenging and structurally unusual tunes. Their music is personal and intense, a reflection of such Foster favorites as Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright, and his desire to pen tunes that recall events from his life."
— Nashville City Paper
"If there's another indie-rock band with a conducting-capable member among its ranks, we'd love to meet them. Bananas."
“Perfect pop songs.”
UR Chicago Magazine
"Josh Foster did manage to incorporate impressive piano prowess into his smarm 'n' charm, but he didn't manage to wear any shoes."