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"Bobtown has the guts to make music outside genre boundaries, and this experiment deserves a lot of credit if it results in a sparkling beauty like 'A History Of Ghosts,' this is a rare success." (Translated)
"...poised to enter the top tier of Americana groups."
"...a strong contender for best album of the year."
"...typically impeccable harmonies..."
"...a powerful force..."
"Each of the four songwriters excel in a uniquely different way..."
"...intricate and frankly beautiful harmonies..."
"Kudos to this band for choosing the road not taken..."
"...they will wrap you up in their crafted tales of old and new and keep you warm while the world’s storms rage around you."
"Badlands folk band who are just at home with sparse, puritan ballads as they are full-on washboard stomp ‘n’ holler."
"If you're looking for acoustic gothic-folk-americana kissed with gorgeous harmonies then look no further."
"Wow, NEW CD from BOBTOWN...sometimes sounds like children of Carolina Chocolate Drops and other times sounds like Children of the Corn, and then there's the harmony..."
"As varied as the places they come from - Idaho, Tennessee, New York, Iowa and California - the five members of the Brooklyn based band Bobtown seem to be evolving into a kind of pan American collage in which the wailing of tent revivals is sometimes overlaid with urban rhythms and occasionally surreal lyrics, but always interesting harmonies. Those are just some of the impressions you'll come away with when you hear Bobtown's latest album Trouble I Wrought."
"This five-piece group based in New York make moody, rustic songs for the moonlit backroads."
"This eponymous debut highlights the range of the band, with strict acoustic instrumentation and traditionalism but also evoking the spirit of "gothic country", balancing it all with the delicacy of the voices."
"...this is beautifully designed for gentle rural music in its most honest form."
"...the great strengths of the band were immediately laid out on the table: beautiful voices singing together in harmony with simple acoustic accompaniment and strikingly powerful songs."
"... the group has found its voice as purveyors of traditional American music as heard on its new album which covers everything from hair-raising gospel harmonies and puritan folk to country-tinged ballads and pre-war blues..."
“Bobtown’s debut album is a blast from the past yet completely original – they really know their roots, but they put an irresistibly unique spin on them. This is dark, vivid, sometimes lurid southern Americana, not the G-rated, sanitized version you hear in folkie clubs in the Yankee states.”
“Bobtown’s music is, at the same time, richly traditional and fresh and intriguing. From the opening dobro twang of the first cut, Take Me Down, I was mesmerized. There is no doubt in my mind that this will be one of my top favorites of 2010. I fully expect this band to break out big. There’s too much talent there.”
"The next band, Bobtown were even better than the few intriguing songs on their Myspace indicated. There is no band in town who sound like them. Mixing elements of country gospel, bluegrass and field hollers with an often macabre Nashville gothic tinge and soaring four-part harmonies, they ran through a frequently riveting set of originals..."