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Floating Action / Press

“There is no room in his party for chained spirits. ...He invokes those classic, soul staples of deep and penetrating bass lines, simple but ideal and perfect lyrics about the troubles of love and jingling guitars. He gives you the jitters and the absolute sway is all his.”


“There aren’t too many acts making music like Seth Kauffman... Chockablock with soul influences, gospel harmonies, Caribbean syncopation, and clanking African polyrhythms, Kauffman’s music is deliberately lo-fi, making his songs sound like time capsules from Motown or Trenchtown.”


“Singing in a perilously offhand, but soulful, upper register, Kauffman brings to mind Alex Chilton (sonically) and Tom Waits (stylistically) ...this delightfully twisted platter will get under your skin like nothing you’ve heard all year.”


"...sounds for all the world like a sampler drawn from the Numero Group archives... But it's actually the work of one North Carolina music theorist who's apparently run out of junk shops to rummage through for funky old 45s, and has decided to make tomorrow's curios today... A-

The Onion AV Club

“North Carolina’s Seth Kauffman... slow cooks his soul-rock to tender, lo-fi perfection with a mélange of styles - a hint of Hawaiian here, a dash of Memphis soul there, a pinch of early reggae to finish it off. Tasty stuff”