Shovelman / Press

“Shovelman’s music would be playing on the radio if Tom Waits and Les Claypool ever went on a road trip together…… and were lost. ”

‘So Wat TV’ Santa Cruz

“ Shovelman has forged a perfect merger of the past and the present with his bluesy ‘folktronic’ sound.”

LA Weekly

“The results are in and the decision is final. If ever I'm looking for a lead shovel, or if anyone is for that matter, Shovelman is the first and only logical choice.”

Klaus Flouride - The Dead Kennedys

“Isaac Frankle (Shovelman) is a musical wiz kid.”

The Goodtimes Santa Cruz

“Bottom line, oddity or not, Shovelman is just the kind of off-kilter kick in the pants modern music might need to keep things interesting. Who knows? Maybe he’ll inspire some of us to put down our high tech gadgetry and start looking at low-tech objects with a new sense of purpose.”

The Rumpus.net

“I would have to severely stretch my imagination in a terrible direction to imagine where the four of us would be today if we had not played Shovelman's EP in it's entirety that night. Buy his album here in San Francisco, load up your mom's car with friends, provisions and an absurd amount of narcotics and head out to the most remote location you can think of before listening to track one.”

Jared Hannum - A Fan....