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The Octanes / Press

“Best of the Rest By Margaret Moser, Mon. Jan. 9 There aren't enough places in our Top 10s for all worthy music in Austin, so here's some run-off of my favorite moments of 2011, beginning with my Local Honorable Mention, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears' Scandalous . MORE ALBUMS: Stephen Barber, Astral Vinyl (Navona) Black Red Black Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (Lost Highway) The Cobras, Live & Deadly (Armadillo Records) Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era (Blue Corn Music) Explosions in the Sky, Take Care Take Care Take Care (Temporary Residence) The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Early Bird Special (Benchmark Recordings) Ruthie Foster, Live at Antone's (Blue Corn) Ghosts Along the Brazos Los Lonely Boys, Rockpango (Playing in Traffic) The Monarchs, The Rise and Fall Johnny Nicholas, Future Blues Ocote Soul Sounds, Taurus (18th Street) The Octanes, Roots, Rock & Romance This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark’s Music(Icehouse) The Wheeler Brothers, Portraits (Bismeaux) ”

Margaret Moser - The Austin Chronicle

“THE OCTANES ROOTS, Rock & Romance (Selfdistributed) Miss the Blasters? Then the appropriately named Octanes have some smash-mouth rockabilly that will bring sweet relief. Singer/guitarist Adam Burchfield’s hi-test quartet ranges from semi-zydeco on “Louisiana Radio” to the Link Wrayinspired stomp and shout of “213” to “New Hometown,” with Bart Maloney’s pedal steel set on “red hot.” – RA”

Vintage Guitar Magazine

“The title of this album pretty much says it all. From Houston, Texas, the Octanes have clearly studied their roots, infused it into their rock, and successfully evoked the romance of musical nostalgia with their brand new self-released CD, Roots, Rock & Romance. This is roots rock at its indie finest and The Octanes explore many aspects of the genre across the 11 rockin’ cuts on this record. Songwriter/vocalist/lead guitarist Adam Burchfield explores a number of facets with all original music and creative arrangements. There’s rock, country, rockabilly, Cajun zydeco, jump jive, and more here. This is a hot record. If you’re a fan of artists and bands like the Blasters/Dave Alvin, Jason and the Scorchers, Los Lobos, Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, and others in the roots rock and alt country genres, I think you’ll really dig this CD. I’ve listened to it several times since the band sent it to me and I’m enjoying it more with each listen.”