“In the last few years, few area acts have had the impact of Saint Anne’s Place. The young trio’s onstage energy is palatable, yes, but it’s their collective instrumental prowess that has consistently landed them on our ones-to-watch lists. On The Earth Shaker, Saint Anne’s first proper release since their 2011 Downtown Sound Battle of the Bands win, they nicely mine their live sets for nine tracks that speak to both their musicianship and their electric command of an audience. Take “Friend Song,” a nearly five-minute exercise in psychedelic riffing that weaves a somber story about saying good-bye before it explodes into a fury of guitars and cymbal crashing. Later, “Genghis Khan” draws on the trio’s blues chops to create a taut and tense number that nicely showcases frontman Jacob Cole’s raspy vocals and impressive guitar tech. If you’ve ever caught, or ever missed, a Saint Anne’s show, The Earth Shaker is a must-have.”
"Proudly repping Lompoc, this psych-leaning trio seems poised for big things. (At the least, we’re certain they’re going to take Santa Barbara by storm.) Their sound is a varied blend of swirling guitar rock and dusty folk, and frontman Jacob Cole lays claim to one of those deep and restrained delivery styles that works well loud or soft, reverbed or effects-free."
"...They have given their lives over to their love of music... Tomorrow evening, just as they have done for years now, they will load up their gear into an old van and head to a small bar. Probably somewhere they have never been before. There will be no marquee; there may not even be a parking space close by. They will load in and set up their instruments and amplifiers, and they will play for... a crowd who may or may not fully appreciate that what they are seeing and hearing is one of the best trios they will EVER hear. Someone will say, 'Who are these guys?' And I‘ll say, 'That’s Saint Anne’s Place. They’re a band who’s next album will always be better than their last.' Or maybe I'll just say, 'They're the best.'