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“Bursting forth from your speakers with an infectiously furious blast of gloriously raw and rattling unpolished energy, this five song EP from a pleasingly scrappy New York City punk rock outfit hits the stirring scruffy spot somethin’ sweet. The hoarse raggedy-ass vocals holler over a fierce onslaught of gritty rippin’ guitar riffs, churning basslines, and relentless steamrolling drums. The tempos slither along at a rather subdued, yet steady clip while the big beats bulldoze over everything in their remorseless path. The terse lyrics are every bit as angry, bitter, and profane as they ought to be. Good grungy stuff.”
““This is what a punk recording should sound like - clean, crisp, and hard-hitting, with a sonic clarity that allows all four band members to shine. The EP’s got a real rock “edge” to it that strikes me as very current. And although it’s in no way “pop”, it’s absolutely loaded with hooks. If you like big, sing-along choruses, well-orchestrated backing vocals, and memorable, finessed guitar lines, you’re gonna want these tunes on your iPod yesterday!” “…this supremely talented, rapidly up-and-coming punk group. You hear a Dead Tricks song, and you know it’s a Dead Tricks song.” "Vocally...Think Andrew Wood meets Stiv Bators meets Axl Rose meets Billy Hopeless meets Mike Monroe - yet still completely one-of-a-kind" "...classic lead singer/lead guitarist chemistry that has defined so many of our favorite punk bands over the years." "...The Dead Tricks, if this debut release is any indication, are gonna be in the thick of it. Best new band of 2011, hands down!"”
“One of my favorite bands of the night was The Dead Tricks. They remind me of the ay punk used to be back in the late 70s when CBGBs and Max's Kansas City were hopin'. These guys would fit right in with that crowd. The crowd really enjoyed them and when they played "Skulls" and "Attitude" by The Misfits, the pit got going and the crowd woke up! It's always fun to hear some classic Misfits tunes!”