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The Mahlors / Press

“Still, they can’t wait to hit the road again . They’re heading down South again in March for a week and half . And this year, they want to break their personal record by playing at least 200 shows . “Touring is an instant addiction,” Jones says . “Nothing compares to it . Now, being at home sucks . It’s only been a few days, and I’m already going through withdrawal .”

“Despite the informal education afforded by life on the road, at times, the Mahlors’ first tour was downright tough . “We parked the van in a lot of Wal-Mart parking lots overnight, sleeping in 30-degree weather . That wasn’t much fun, but we made it work,” Jones says . At one point, they literally had to travel an entire city on foot, stopping in every venue they could find, to land a gig when a show got canceled . The Mahlors refused to take a night off, and, according to Haslett, the band does not take no for an answer.”

“Last September, the Mahlors took a big leap forward . Over the course of 2012, the Bucks County-based punk/reggae outfit revamped their lineup, released their latest record, Stay True, and played more than 160 shows . By the time autumn rolled around, they decided it was time to tour . “We wanted to get on the road and build a bigger fan base,” explains drummer TJ Haslett . “The only way to make it now is to just go out and play . It’s a philosophy we’re trying to stick hard to . We decided to play every city from Boston to Florida.”

“Ever see the show Gangland? That’s what Little Haiti was like,” Villar says . He’s talking about the section of Miami where the band ended their tour . “Pregnant street dogs and chickens were running wild . I felt like I was in a Ludacris video . This was not the Miami that Will Smith sang about,” he laughs .”

“It’s catchy, clever, and proof that The Mahlors are definitely "radio ready". Jones, Villar, DeHaven, and Haslett are all on their game. No specific member brings the others down, and the album's mixing is better than some of today's biggest bands. We will definitely be seeing a lot more of them in the future”

“Their first albums "Give In" and the self-titled "The Mahlors" were very well received, but the self-proclaimed "rock-reggae" band's third album "Stay True" has what it takes to get the band its big break.”

“Lead singer Justin Jones shines on the album, and his vocals are on par with some of the best rock and reggae vocalists in the industry. Bassist Anthony Villar's talent is also showcased on the album, providing thick bass lines which give the album just the right amount of funk. "Stay True" shows The Mahlors can blend a wide range of influences into what seems like a genre they invented. The band has found a way to seamlessly combine the sounds of rock, reggae, folk, funk, and punk. And it works very, very well.”

“Reggae/Ska/Punk with attitude. These guys definitely know their music. This is such a great album, and this band is one of the best live bands I've ever seen.”

“Doylestown's Mahlors keep it serious while having fun.”

“Having made it on iTunes and scoring a gig on the main stage of the Trocodero Saturday, The Mahlors have a chance to show what they’ve really got in them. Whether or not they make it, however, will be up to their beloved fans.”