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The Escatones / Press

"An intriguing band of (relative, anyway) youngsters, The Escatones‘ sound belies their age somewhat; listening to the woozy jangle and whoa-oh-oh choruses, I can’t help but think of ’60s psych-garage bands or revivalists like the fuzzy-edged Dutchess & the Duke. They’re surfy and raggedy when necessary, bright and Beatlesque when that’s called for, and yes, they apparently wear muu-muus (or something like ‘em) when they play. You can download three songs’ worth of smiling, jangly, loopy, surfiness on over here, in the form of free EP Owls in The Headlights of the Sulfur Digging Bulldozer. It’s fun, bright-sounding, nonchalantly goofy stuff, and I’m liking it."

"The Escatones aren’t the most polished-sounding band in town, but they’re perfectly all right with that. Surf-rock isn’t supposed to be pristine, after all; it’s supposed to sound honest and be groovy, and the Escatones score high marks in both those categories. The group’s eclectic mix of easygoing, melodic rock will get your body moving and put your mind (and ears) at ease. Their demos are worth downloading, but their live show is a must-see, as the three Houstonians’ skills are best conveyed when the trio is jamming onstage."

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