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The George Elliot Underground / Press

“Simply put, if no one else in this damn town is going to make sweaty, boisterous pub rawk with a smart pop twist, then, by God, the George Elliot Underground has taken up the task. They even dreamed up their own genre: Swampternative.”

“To get the true GEU experience, one must feel the electric intensity that permeates from the stage at any of their live performances.”

“Summer of Weird... is worthy of space on the iPod. At times, Summer of Weird recalls the lower East Side NYC hipster rock of The Strokes (I.N.K.), at other times there’s a retro Detroit-style garage rock sound (Attack of the Lightening Bird Pt. 11). My favorite, though, is the 5-minute jam “January One”, heavy with a mid-70′s Southern Rock swagger. If all the songs sounded like this, I’d love to see G.E.U. open a Skynryd/Govt Mule/Black Crowes triple bill.”

“In a world of indie, punk, garage, and southern rock, there hasn’t been much emphasis on creating “new” classic rock.”

"...the GEU debuted their classic-rock-inspired, showmanship-heavy live show in Columbus clubs last year, they did so with extreme confidence..."

“...burns the haze off railroad riffs and tripwire rhythms, cutting through 60s proto-blues-metal echoes and personal pipe dreams...”

“...the sincerity of the 1960s meeting the hypocrisy of modern day. It mixes the volume of the West Coast with the purity of the Midwest. Simple, raw, energetic and full of passion, it's a very familiar sound in a fashion all of its own...”

“...the band’s sound matured into a cohesive revival of classic rock with “more electricity than AEP can handle.””

“...The Strokes, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Hendrix and even Incubus...”