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Evangenitals / Press

“... manic, diverse, unusual and creative songwriting and delivery at its best. This album doesn’t simply tip its hat to the old tale; it also proves itself seven times over an impressive marriage of fiercely original and free songwriting and absorbing story conveyances.”

“The Evangenital brand of sound grew up in a hippie commune that went to hoedowns on the weekends, and it’s got a great sense of humor. The septet tends towards the rowdy, and spinning might be the most appropriate dance move. Well, spinning mixed with stomping.”

Kate Jacobson - Santa Cruz Weekly

“Although I agree their sound may be described as alt-country, I would further call it a California based Americana with lots of blues and folk moves within a structure that easily glides into an indie-rock format. So basically, this band could play with about 90% of the bands touring America these days.”

“This is fun, freedom, and freak folk all delivered with a huge capital ‘F’”

“Some days you go looking for the sky but oh lord it's a long walk upwards. Other days you stay down on the earth and find your Evangenitals. Get your tired heart wrung by the best new band since the last best new band ... and maybe the best band after them also.”

Colum McCann - Author of "Dancer"

"The Evangenitals: call it freak folk, alternative country, love drunk, hillybilly rock; call it what you like, they got it."

"Evangenitals are unconventional, creative risk-takers who are - at times - too much to take, yet too gutsy to be ignored. I hope these underground bohemian diamonds stay true to themselves; they should never be tampered with."

"If you get a chance to see these gals you'd be a fool not to. They put on one of the best parties you can go to. Great crowd, good music and a sure-fire fun time. I'm a believer..."

"devoted album of grassroots and grit"

Brett Love - LPM Voice Magazine

"They killed it with their female-Johnny Cash influenced folk-rock."

“Have you ever met a retired professional boxer who is working on her Doctorate in Media and Communications, sings lead for an alt-country band, is a published playwright and theater director and works in a sex shop? No? Well then you should meet Juli Crockett. She has done it all and more.”

Mike Gormley - Music Connection Magazine

"So Sweet" is a heartbreaking song. Juli Crockett's vocals convey the emotion of the song perfectly and if you don't share a tear to this then you're already dead.

"Transports you back to a time when the music came from front porches and folk gatherings that allowed for the songwriting to take center stage."

“It is my firm belief that no band in Los Angeles gets more "room respect" (and deservedly so) than the Evangenitals. When these guys play, no one speaks or makes a sound. It's a true phenom.”

Michael Anderson - Stereo 9

“The vocals are the highlight of the EP; I would go as far as to say that they sound like a modern day Dolly Parton.”

"Their sound is a chimera of American music, a blend of country, bluegrass, jazz and rock, with soulfondling lyrics, which might leave your skin wet from dancing and your eyes dripping tears of joy all in the same evening."

“3rd loudest audience applause in the 10 years I've been booking the Buccaneer.”

Tim - Booker for The Bucanneer

"We’re talking about alt-country at its finest, but that’s only the start. Influences of Southern rock, cow punk and even a little klezmer pop make a tasty brew."

“Just fantastic, bunny with a chainsaw coolness.”

Brett McFarlane - El Kiwi, New Zealand

"A very tight and dialed in sound bleeds from these albums...with a brutal honesty that seems to soak the walls with it's straight forward sound."

Brett Love - LPM Voice Magazine

“When Juli Crockett and Lisa Dee come together vocally they deliver a solid harmony that captures the mood of the song and lyric perfectly."”

“Best EP's of 2010 - #1 Evangenitals”

“Crockett’s likely to snarl like a punk rocker one moment and then yodel the next, while pulling off an odd dance that’s part Appalachian stomp and part shadowboxing bravado.”

Bliss - Pasadena Weekly

“Gifted with a powerful voice, Crockett makes her distinctive mark as the anti-crooner. She sings with a deep clarity and is able to maintain odd balance of folky sweetness and country music's signature yee-haw.”

"they can take the band out of the bar and into the mainstream music scene"

"had me thinking a female Old 97's"

"Like the Dixie Chicks being beaten with their own guitars at the playful hands of the Violent Femmes."

Aaron James - Musician

“The band name alone grabbed me by the ovaries and did a little do-si-do with my uterus. Little did I know that clicking the 'play' button was going to throw me into a spasticated hoe-down. The harmonies are ace, the instrumentation is brilliant and the lyrics are (pickin'and a) grinnin' fuel.”

“One of the best names for a group I've ever heard. Gave me a smile all day when your CD arrived.”

Whole Wheat Radio

“At first listen, [Crockett's] vocals call to mind other notable altos like Cher, Grace Slick, and flannel-clad lesbian grunge pop extraordinaire, Linda Perry. Crockett's sound is low, smooth and profound.”

K Nacy - Orphan Records Review

"The Evangenitals are a folk rock band best taken with a whiskey neat. The mishmash of styles and eccentric personalities makes for an entertaining night filled with spontaneous sing-alongs, hearty laughs and masterclasses in guitar, upright bass, and drums."

"entrancing strains of rootsy Americana pop"

“A very solid release, "Evangenitals" presages excellences to come. They should catch on very quickly and will, I guarantee, get any festival up and dancing, with clapping hands, and a lot of smiling moon-eyes growing misty over the ballads.”

“The Evangenitals. Not only do they win best band name, they're pretty darn cute in a pop/twang sorta way... The Evangenitals. I just want to say that name over and over again.”

“I plan to spread the 'Everlovin' message in a land where it is desperately needed! ... I really do think you all are the best band doing it, in this outlaw city of Fante and Chandler and Noir. No one has been this exciting since Jane's Addiction played Scream.”

Reg - on Myspace

“What the hell kind of church service is this?”

"Los Angeles musical gypsies the Evangenitals are either a deliriously obtuse experiment in musical realism, the outgrowth of serious medicative therapy or the benign side effects from a misspent youth. I am voting for all-of-the-above."

“The Evangenitals... sound sort of like a cross between Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and L'il Kim. I bought their album.”

Steve Almond - Author of Candyfreak & Not That You Asked

"This group is filled with musical intelligence and raw talent at every angle..."

"Will the band name hold them back? Who knows and...who cares? The only thing that matters is the music. And in this case, these seven tracks kick ass."

"Cosmically country-fied freak folk at its finest."