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Powderhouse / Press

"We've got some stylish alt-pop happening at IPO Boston with Powderhouse! The Jayhawks of Boston? Could be!!"

David Bash - International Pop Overthrow Festival

"Lead track “Solace” is a pretty spectacular pop song. By the time the honey-drop guitar break rolls around, it feels as though the tune has enough four-chord jangle to have been on the “Pete & Pete” soundtrack. That, mixed with a vocal dynamic that meets the harmonies of the Indigo Girls and the nonchalance of Liz Phair halfway, makes for a pretty sentimental but cheerful listen. Powderhouse shows pop rock promise in a pleasantly surprising way."

"I don’t ever foresee a time when I don’t appreciate a solidly constructed set of power pop tunes, which means I like this record very much. For the most part, it’s more pop than power, but being children of the ’90s (or so I assume), Powderhouse isn’t afraid to throw some fuzzed-out guitar into the mix. Teresa Mastrorilli’s voice has a pleasant lilt, which makes me think of the band as a slightly countrified version of Boy Wonder. The songs are mostly mid-tempo, but they all have life. While the melodies are all instantly hummable, at no point do they feel derivative or overly familiar. The six songs serve as a nice appetizer. I’m ready for the main course." - Kevin Finn, The Noise, March 2013

“Jangling, introspective power-pop led by Teresa Mastrorilli’s guileless vocals are the perfect complement to Art DaPrato’s fine keyboard accompaniment, Fred Pickard’s understated lead & rhythm guitar, Ray Boyce’s bolstering 6 & 12-string guitar and bass lines and Kevin Moylan’s spot-on timekeeping. This young band has created a solid musical debut (sic) that will act as a fine stepping stone for great things to come. College friendly tracks include the hip, Byrds infused album opener “Sheepskin Hollow”, the bouncing “Gotta Be With You”, and the sassy, in-your-face “Don’t Let Me Down Again.”

Douglas Sloan - Metronome Magazine

"I may be a huge fan of bands with women singers, but when it comes to Powderhouse I like them as good as any band. Just like music should be, girl or guy when we all come together and make a cool sounds, it's the only important thing. Powderhouse is an Indie Rock band that could ride the edge of a few other genres as well, extremely talented and hard to turn off, they will be playing on my iPhone for a while."

"I was pleasantly surprised when what I got instead was 12 tracks of very enjoyable, Liz-Phair-circa-Exile-In-Guysville, straight up rock music. Theresa Mastrorilli has that same sexy deep voice that was put to such great use on that classic record from 1993; and it certainly doesn't hurt that she's backed by a fantastic band."

“Back for their second straight IPO Boston is Powderhouse, one of my fave bands on the Boston scene! Fortified by the lead vocals of Teresa, and the bass playing of Ray Boyce (whose previous band, The New Thirty, also played IPO Boston), their brand of high octane folk rock is very, very cool!”

"Batting second this week on “The Plug” is a group which hails from the east bank of the Charles River in the city of Newton, MA … the band is called Powderhouse and their song, “Kilimanjaro” reminds the listener of hiking trips and vacations which have yet to be executed with a happy-go-lucky pop-rock attitude that screams “play me loud”!"

"The sound is shiny bright and everything is played quite right...the guitar leads sounding like Neil Young fuzzed out...these tunes I can truly tout."

“Boston garage-rockers Powderhouse are led by the lead vocal prowess and songwriting of Teresa Mastrorilli. Joined by bandmates Fred Pickard on guitar, Art DaPrato on piano and keys, Ray Boyce on bass, guitar, mandolin and harmonica, and Kevin Moylan on drums, Powderhouse delivers an upbeat set of originals that will hit the college listening crowd square in the face. Best tracks: the bouncing "Kilimanjaro", the simple twang of "Even Though", the rock & roll drive of "Pick You Up", "Coffee Shop Girls", and the Cars-inspired "Too Far Gone".”

Douglas Sloan - Metronome Magazine

"What sets them (Powderhouse) apart is their energy on stage and the fun they have while performing that they share with the audience."

“Some rollicking rock 'n roll sounds are the order of the day with Powderhouse, a new band on the scene. Powderhouse features the strong, assured lead vocals of Teresa Mastrorilli, and this is really fun!”

David Bash - International Pop Overthrow Festival

“Each week, we take a look through our Sonicbids dropbox and let a band tell us about themselves. This week, get to know Powderhouse. You can catch them at T.T. the Bear's on Wednesday, February 25.”