“I was struck immediately by the sound of the group’s collective shout. Loud as hell, but good loud. Visceral loud. Like I could hear them pounding the skin on their palms as they all clapped. Like I could hear them sweating. It’s the kind of loud that hurts but makes you lean closer.”
"Seaman" starts out with some accordion that's way too happy to be a sea chanty, and then moves to a clamoring of instruments. Marching drums, bells, the bass of the sousaphone and a chorus of guys and girls back and forth all burst forth next.
“To finally see them live was a treat I had been looking forward to for months, and it was everything I had imagined. With 11 people in the band shakin' and groovin', the energy becomes palpable almost immediately.”
““Mount Righteous is a bunch of kids from Colleyville, TX (home of Fishboy and The Rocket Summer!) who decided to leave Buon Giorno Coffee Shop on Hall-Johnston Rd and start playing Danielson-style gypsy pop (or whatever the hot term for gypsy pop is these days). Also they have a tuba. "”
“ Grapevine's own Mount Righteous at the Granada Theater last night that was the furthest thing from people's minds. From the moment the tenpiece took the stage, its overwhelming joy was infectious. ”
“...after just one listen-through, each song will have wormed its way into your brain. By the second go-round, you're singing along with each track. And on the third listen, you've brought a friend along to sing with you, it's just so damn catchy.”
"With the band's 11 members on stage and performances filled with hand claps and sing-along lyrics, every audience member feels part of their show."
“When the Music Starts is a gloriously uproarious collection of infectious sing-alongs that are heavy on the happy without being sappy.”
“Love 'em or hate 'em, no other North Texas bands are making music that feels anything like Grapevine's Mount Righteous...One of the year's most impressive freshman efforts and, most likely, the perkiest.”