“Seattle's X-Ray Press rock with controlled chaos. Their songs bluster, pause, bristle, and vroom with unpredictable vigor… Anyone with Slint, Don Caballero, Minutemen, or Upsilon Acrux releases in their collection will find X-Ray Press a welcome addition.”
"Hell yeah. Jumping between jerky time signatures, with a jagged, frequently dissonant guitar opposite thundering bass-lines and fuzzy keyboard melodies, X-Ray Press got down old-skool Don Cab-style."
“X-Ray Press, who are too good to believe, will be playing tonight. This band totally rules and is carrying the torch of smart, discordant, Faraquet-inspired math-rock into the 2010’s, at least in the NW. Catch them and try to keep time.”
“X-Ray Press put out. Their live shows are always exciting, high energy and weirdly memorable. The music is an original mash of 90s-era math rock elements - hints of Slint, Him, June of 44 - that deliver a unique abstract noise jam spontaneity, informed by the old school jazz ... Highly recommended.”
"What X-Ray Press does is take what might be a perfectly normal song in another band’s hands and teach it to do things normal songs aren’t supposed to do. Time signatures change with each breath, jumping-bean guitar lines swap salvos with a bass that’s moving in the opposite direction..."
"There are the songs your mind will get lost in and there are tracks such as (She Tried) To Be My Therapist which give you a taste of a simple, humorous rock song."
"A lot of Valley residents are ditching the desert as of late, and are heading up north to places like Portland or Seattle. On Tuesday, August 11, a little piece of the Emerald City will be storming through Phoenix to show us why."
Phoenix New Times
“They’re a band to keep several eyes on”