“Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy describe their sound as “future-rustic indie-rock,” which sounds about right. ‘Cars Etcetera’ has an ’80s post-punk vibe guaranteed to get you out of your chair and bouncing around the room.”
“These songs are genuine and sincere, something that might turn away cynics and lovers of irony. They are fleshed out full-blooded, infused with politics and poetry. But these songs are not over-the-head or too on-the-nose or kneecapped by Willis’ preoccupations.”
“Til Willis is the kind of secret treasure for songwriters. The kind that one day you’ll be listening to the radio and hear a song that sounds both vaguely familiar and terribly new and you’ll ask, “Who is that?”. And they’ll say some forgettable name but then end the sentence with a smile they’ll add, “but it was written by Til Willis.””
“It’s difficult to pin such an adventurous act into any one genre. That’s why Willis, Otting and Binkley created their own. “As a band, we’re constantly asked, ‘What style of music do you play?’ We lovingly refer to what we do as ‘future-rustic indie roots rock,’” Willis explains with a chuckle. “I think that confuses people enough that they stop asking, but gives them kind of an idea of what we’re doing.””
"Til strives to deliver substance in his own orchard of sound."
"The 14 tracks on "Crow, Soldier" are drawn from strong images and a hurtling sense of urgency, enhancing the band’s dynamism."
“Clearly these musicians were all working for the sake of the song. They seem to be one giant moving mass. Through fourteen tracks this album doesn’t let up, and I mean that in the best possible way. All in all this is a very strong album by a band few have heard, and I can only hope that they will very soon.”
““Crow, Soldier” is as adventurous as it is captivating. It’s an amazing, creative and forward-thinking album that’s worth multiple listens.”
“I'm really excited for another chance to post something about one of the best up and coming rock bands in the Lawrence area, Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy.”
““So many delicate fears run through an election year.” So begins the first song on singer-songwriter Til Willis’s new album Land of Sawdust and Spangles. It might seem too keen and appropriate, given that the presidential election only is 45 days away, but that line certainly reflects a frustrating truth about our country’s election cycle.”
“Til Willis and his backing band Erratic Cowboy have recorded what is probably the best politically charged local album you'll hear in a good while.”
“Til Willis is among the truest of the true Indie artists.”