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The Gentle Stunts / Press

“The beauty of this album is that you can really hear McNamara’s influences, My Bloody Valentine, The Strokes, Robert Pollard, but at the same time there is a real uniqueness to his music. This is an album worth having.”

"There's killer hooks all over this thing, with the really standout stuff moving along as really neat distort-o pop..."

"Cal McNamara is a master of his craft. My favorite part of finding out about new music is coming across people who know exactly what they want to do, and then go and do the shit out of it! Cal is a recording artist. His "instrument" is the recording studio, and he assembles groups of friends and co-conspirators to aid in bringing his vision to the live format. On his newest LP "Life-Size Deadbeats" he explores song craft and recording technique with moving results."

"...for the talent of the songwriter behind the Gentle Stunts, Cal McNamara, will be rather obvious to anyone that give the album a listen." "...A damned solid bunch of music to squeeze into less than half an hour."