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Only Living Boy / Press

"...scuzzed up rock and roll songs portray the lives of men who live vicariously through no other."

“Deli Best of NYC 2012 - ALT ROCK - TOP 10 / Honorable Mention”

"...the attitude and weight of Black Sabbath and Hawkwind, the stoner sludge of Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss and the experience and mood evident in the Tom Waits/Mark Lanegan inspired vocals. The first single, “Spread Your Butter”, is a stoner rock sock hop, Eagles of Death Metal would blush to put out."

“2012 Asbury Music Awards - Top Rock Band”

"...authentic and poignant... a distinctive rock sound."

“High Times Unsigned Band of the Month”

““Only Living Boy might be named after a Paul Simon song, but this band will not be politely strumming their guitars about the sounds of silence — they will be breaking a bottle of whiskey over your head and melting your face off with pure rock fury.” ”


““…Only Living Boy bring back that sound bred in the 90s when some grunge artists rediscovered the power of blues… bluesy guitar riffs, heavy driving bass lines and raw vocals.” ”


““…power trio brotherhood and Hendrix style delivery… a glimmer of salvation to a musical culture moving farther away from the powerfully simplistic soul of the blues.” ”


““This is riff-driven, no-nonsense rock and roll. Stark, economic music that reaches out and grabs you by the throat.” ”


““This is the band that The Black Keys are too afraid to become. Only Living Boy’s kind of high octane blues-rock is so filthy that I feel like I need to take a shower after listening to them.” ”


““…ragged vocals moan and groan with fierce’n’throaty aplomb while the hard-diggin’ guitars, churning basslines, and sturdy pushin’ drums concoct a raw gritty sound that’s both moody and earthy in equal measure… a complete scrappy joy to hear.” ”


““Have I fallen into early heavy blues heaven or is it merely a self-induced delusion? No, really, is this a new band or did someone find a bunch of hidden obscure heavy rock from the Masters and just now release them under a fake pseudonym?” ”


““Instead of the usual twenty-first century mindless meandering, these guys write and record smart, hummable, memorable songs that make a real impression and stay in your head.” ”


““…blues on the nastier side… aggressive and in your face, like a locomotive steered by Eric Clapton on a collision course with The Raconteurs.” ”


"Taking cues from blues greats like Stevie Ray Vaughn and the Seattle slacker vibes of Soundgarden, the band births a gritty, inspired sound with roaring riffs and howls."