“With bands like Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers selling millions ... we have a band right here who can match them song for song.”
“This Wilmington six-piece packs an impressive punch with a full-bodied sound recalling the Felice Brothers or a countrified Bright Eyes with a twinge of punk ... New Sweden’s sound is likable and sincere, perfect to warm your heart on a chilly day.”
“Remember how The Avett Brothers used to pound whisky and tear out their banjo strings? When Wilmington's New Sweden take the stage, it's kinda like that. They inject bluegrass folk and country song structures with a healthy dose of rock 'n' roll mayhem...”
"NewSweden writes songs that sound well beyond their 20-30 something age."
"Major discovery from NON-COMM... They're from Wilmington, DE and they're called NEW SWEDEN..."
"There are a slew of bands coming out these days that could be the next Mumford and Sons. Some are doing it better than others. Few, however, are showing a unique potential so early after their formation as Delaware's New Sweden."
“The fivesome can exist in both worlds: one of staid traditionalism, delicate harmonies and affecting arrangements, and another of raucous revelers leading a sing-along at the bonfire at the end of the world.”
"All the energy and potential that alt-country should offer"
"Any fan of Bright Eyes of the Avett Brothers will eat up the five-piece's 11-track disc (The Mountain)."