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PORCH / Press

“Porch, a group composed of former Primus guitarist (Todd Huth), a bassist, Christopher Frey, who starred in Today Is The Day and drummer Michael Jacobs. Givin Up, as thumbing its nose at a group which have not dropped and they were damn right. If it is particularly difficult to characterize and define this music, something very simple binding on you: it is simply fantastic. The rhythm section proves hard, supporting each rhythm with conviction and simplicity, but it is in the mid-tempo that is most remarkable. The seven titles are also on the alert, often in direct confrontation in that area and mid-water, Porch excels. The song of Todd Huth, perched high enough, also gives a special tone to a record that isn't already short of specifics. So go listen to these songs later, it's an order and when this record will come in the flesh, bursting it.”

“It’s always a bit interesting when bands come back from the dead (or so it’s thought) and start churning out new tunes. You just never know how much time has changed a group of people, especially those that create music together. In Porch’s case it sounds like they never really left the 90′s and Givin Up sounds like something that could have easily been put out directly after their first album. More so, it sounds like an album that says “fuck Mammoth, we’re doing this on our own” and really that IS what they did…just years later. You can tell there are no real restraints to what they want to do on Givin’ Up. It’s a straight up snapshot of the musical climate during the time of which they were making their first run. Think Jesus Lizard, Tar, Crain, and etc.. It’s good to hear these guys pick it up and not miss a beat really. If you enjoyed the band years ago, then Givin Up is easily worth the fiver that they are asking for on their Bandcamp page. Check it out…”

“[ENGLISH TRANSLATION] Group completely unknown to me until a week ago, and even Kfuel Kerozen tell you!, Moreover it is that I heard for the first time in issuing the / / 09/06 / 2011. Yet they have the pedigree of the buggers, TODD HUTH (Primus, Sausage, Frog Brigade), GTR, VOX; CHRISTOPHER FREY (Today is the Day, Scale Model) BASS and MICHAEL JACOBS (Brookhaven), DRUMS, the trio of Oakland has something to generate some curiosity anyway, because it is really a trio and they practice an urban blues noise the most beautiful effect and a first effort discography flawless and no bad taste, a 7 titles how perfect. As the kerosene Chief Gwen "This haunting urban blues and soul through me and I recommend prolonged listening to dissonant nightmare." I will not contradict him, nay.”

"With its insistent, deceptively tricky time signatures and emphatic rhythmic structure, Porch is at least equal to the sum of its parts."