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The Sometime Boys / Press

"Times may be tough, but music like this makes us think about what is most important. The connections people have with each other and also the strength to admit when things are getting bad are evoked by this music. It’s phenomenal… The spread and depth simply rocks. This music sounds different from what what you’re listening to right now because it’s both original and full of vitality."

"Their debut album, Any Day Now, was one of 2011's best, and their gentle but intense and unselfconsciously beautiful new one Ice and Blood is a strong contender for best of 2012. It’s a mix of brisk bluegrass vamps, soulful acoustic funk, spiky blues, gospel, straight-up rock and a couple of classic covers that they completely reinvent… While the instrumentation tends to be rustic and the melodies steeped in traditional Americana, their sound is unique and eclectic to the extreme, with elements of 70s jamrock and funk intermingled with swing jazz, ragtime and oldtime country music."

"The Sometime Boys are an experimental folk band who deserve to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. To me, the thematic cohesiveness of the album elevates this ambitious music to a true artistry that isn’t usually found among singers — folk or otherwise. This is one of the more adventurous albums I’ve heard all year."

“With its layers of great guitar and smart Americana roots songwriting, the Sometime Boys’ album Any Day Now makes a good segue with the Hendrix box set reviewed here yesterday. It’s a lot more rustic and low-key but just as intense as frontwoman Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege’s main project, the wildly powerful, cerebral art/funk/noiserock band System Noise. Mucho is a legitimate star in the New York cabaret world (she won a MAC award), best known for her unearthly, powerful wail. Here, she offers frequently chilling proof that she’s every bit as potent a stylist when she brings down the lights. Likewise, Leege’s electric playing is equal parts passion and virtuosity: here, his nimble, funky, soulful acoustic work is just as gripping if somewhat quieter than his usual unhinged, wailing tremolo-bar howl. The band here is rounded out by Pete O’Connell on bass, David Tuss on violin and eclectic drummer/percussionist Andy Blanco.”

“The vocals are thoughtful and remembering and a little bit melancholy, while the rest of the band is upbeat and rolling. It is the perfect symbiosis of emotion and melody that makes the listener feel like he or she is in a different time and place.”