Middle Class Fashion / Press

“The lead vocal contains paradoxical traces of both choir-class harmonies and sullen flashes more likely found across the street in the stoners' parking lot. Meanwhile, the parts are so catchy that they stick in your head before the last note has faded, and resound far longer. The second time you heard "Lightning Bugs" or "Sugar Hrt Candy" on KDHX you were probably humming along whether you realized it or not. The whole package felt so completely realized and refined that it was a real surprise to discover Girl Talk was the work of STL band Middle Class Fashion...Girl Talk brought Middle Class Fashion to the fore of the scene.”

Evan Sult - Eleven Magazine - "The Rise of the Middle Class"

“Middle Class Fashion delves deep into the art of the hook. Contrasting bombastic bass riffs and shim- mery minor note piano rolls, the St. Louis supergroup delivers timelessly dapper pop”

Jordan Oakes - St. Louis Magazine - "Clothes Make the Band"

“Hazy and stacked high with layers of vocals that veer from dark gray to snappy pop, Middle Class Fashion updates keyboard-driven pop. Under the dense arrangements the vocal harmonies shimmer, throwing shards of light beside the high synth chirps and drones. Standout track: "Golden Rose"”

“Dark, lovely, angry, tightly harmonized and even more tightly arranged sound that suggests Exile in Guyville-era Liz Phair challenging Fiona Apple to a songwriting con- test with sweet revenge as the ultimate prize...[MCF's] pretty little poison of great pop songs becomes an addiction.”

Riverfront Times - Best Pop Band 2012

“Fans of intricate harmonies and smart pop melodies might as well reserve an entire swath of CD shelf (or hard drive) storage space for the collected works of Middle Class Fashion…”

“MCF absolutely bursts with flavor onstage...”

“Plenty of tracks on Jungle will sound familiar to fans of Girl Talk, but "Golden Rose" stands out as the biggest shift in sound on the new album. Brian McClelland's bass playing, normally a paragon of McCartney-indebted buoyancy, gets positively slappy. That little bit of funk is matched by Lindhorst's slow-oscillating synth, which supplants the piano as the lead instrument.”

“...there's a definite power-pop flavor on at least half these songs, picking up nicely from Girl Talk songs like "Fun Whoa" and "Sugar Hrt Candy." In particular, "Let Me Down" and "Stuck" are multilayered yet hooky enough to compare with anything on the New Pornographers' first three albums... Here's some more truth: Jungle is one of the most impressive records St. Louis is likely to produce this year.”