Alternative pop rock band based in Minneapolis, and powered by the “sublime pop stylings” (Pulse of the Twin Cities) of songwriter Elliot Hilton.
"Smart lyrics + rockin' guitars = diggin' it." - Jon Auer of The Posies
"...neatly crafted powerpop that knows enthusiasm and good tunes will always defeat pretentiousness and perfectionism. Think Big Star, think Teenage Fanclub, think Guided By Voices." - The Sound Of Confusion
"...melodic with catchy pop hooks. When “Sunny All The Time” starts, it’s clear Hart Lake Mystery knows know to write smart and listenable songs." - Rift Magazine
"...a winning track..." - Popdose review of the song "Solace Seeker". Featured in the article "The Ultimate Power Pop Roundup - 10 Essential Bands"
"Minneapolis is home to a disproportionate number of killer bands. You can add the power pop of Hart Lake Mystery to that list." - Snob's Music
"Hilton's sound is influenced by the likes of The Replacements, Brian Wilson, The Beatles, Big Star, Elliott Smith and Matthew Sweet." - Northfield Patch