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The 99ers / Press

“Records by the 99ers are more than just another fun ride – they are a history lesson. “Move It” reminds us – and teaches others – where rock got its start and why it has lasted so long. ”

“Unending energy that the world could use a whole hell of a lot more of that will make you wish summer would never end.”

Tom Hallett - 'Round The Dial Magazine

“Minnesota Sun - A kick-ass song!”

“This album [Everybody's Rocking], on the Spinout label owned by Los Straitjackets’ Eddie Angel, is nothing but good, basic, happy rock ’n’ roll, grounded in Chuck Berry, colored by The Beach Boys, and pumped up by The Ramones.”

“You’ll see plenty of homage to cavemen and Minnesota in the song titles, including the amusing “St. Paul Girls” (St. Paul, Minnesota being their hometown). Steven and Molly (who sounds a lot like Blondie) trade off singing lead vocals and often come together to harmonize effectively. The music is a clear throwback to the classic days of punk and surf rock, stacking a thick layer of distorted guitar on top of solid 1950-ish song structures. The 99ers are most reminiscent of bands like The Ramones, with maybe a little bit of Social Distortion – they are proud of this comparison and praise their influences on a song called “Ramones Forever”. “Minnesota Day” is track that represents the sound of the band at their best. Among the other highlights in this lengthy set include the raucous title track, the melodic “Just Like Jonesy”, and “Play Around”. There is also a cool cover of Brenda Lee’s “Sweet Nothings”. For fans of punk/surf, The 99ers are a must to check”

“The 99ers maintain the unlikely tradition of Twin Cities surf rock that the Trashmen made possible”

“Also opening is the amazingly prolific local surf combo The 99ers, who've just released their second 18-song album, And Then There Was Surf, and have 35 more songs prepped for their next one.”

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