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The Band of Heathens / Press

"The Band of Heathens... kinda like if Rimbaud, Keats, and Rilke strapped on guitars and hooked up with a bad ass rhythm section... literary and sinfully cool."

Ray Wylie Hubbard - -

"The Band of Heathens, an Austin-based group, played the best set I came across during my five nights in town (at SXSW 2009)."

Jim Fusilli - Wall Street Journal

"With their wealth of wonderful tunes, it's easy to see why Texas music great Ray Wylie Hubbard signed on to produce this fabulous first effort."

Micheal Berick - No Depression

"Their music balances between studio-slick and devil-may-care sloppiness, with equal parts southern rock, '50's R&B, and Louisiana swamp-rock with a punkish swagger, they conjure a post-modern roots rock...This debut may establish the band as the next big thing from Austin."

The Hit List - Vintage Guitar Magazine

"Most bands are lucky to have one good songwriter in the group and super lucky to have two. This band has three poets who can deliver at the top of anyone's lyrical game. They all three are songwriting treasures… one of the best Americana records ever made."

Keith Howerton - Texas Music Times

"This is real spit and sawdust Southern rock with tremendously gritty vocals and scything guitars."

David Knowles - Maverick Magazine

"The Band of Heathens make the transition from live recordings to the studio pleasingly well on this 2008 release."

Alex Henderson - All Music Guide

"If you're an Americana radio station and you don't play this record, then you're not an Americana radio station. The Band of Heathens are, by far, my favorite discovery in the last 2 years."

Mattson Rainer - KNBT

"The Austin five-piece performs its original bar-band country and Americana music exceptionally well."

Pete Freedman - Dallas Observer

"The Band of Heathens' first, self-titled studio CD has a variety of good roots-rock songs that encompass folk and country and even a bit of gospel. It's a good listen."

Tom Geddie - Buddy Magazine

"Don't miss this good time excursion into the roots of the Music of today, sure is hard to get its honest grooves and good time feel out of the system. "

Bob Gottlieb - FAME

"Austin is the hub of all things Americana, folk and alt-country. And The Band of Heathens have risen to the top of that heap."

Craig Bonnell - Songs: Illinois

"The Band of Heathens' self-titled album serves as a real treat to country rock and roots rock connoisseurs with its blend of rich vocals, ballad and upbeat sides, and rootsy rhythms propelled by good musicians."

Jeff Boyce - Jupiter Index

"Remember that you read it here first, The Band of Heathens are headed for stardom!"

Joe Montague - Riveting Riffs

"Smart southern/country rock that has some heartland heart running through it as well. A sure bet for anyone that's ever grooved to that vibe and wants more without it being more of the same."

Chris Spector - Midwest Record

"Definitely recommended: here's a new band that's worth keeping your eyes on."

Lawrence Kay - Joe Sixpack's Record Riot

"The Band of Heathens... kinda like if Rimbaud, Keats, and Rilke strapped on guitars and hooked up with a bad ass rhythm section... literary and sinfully cool."

Ray Wylie Hubbard - RWH

““Lord, I love this Austin band! Rootsy, bluesy rock in the best Austin sense that feels like it’s been cooking for decades. Four Stars.””

Michael Barnes - Austin Statesman

““Over the past 16 years I've received my fair share of “recorded live” albums but the Band Of Heathens ”Live From Momo's” truly has no equal. A Top Rank , 5-Star effort by all and in my humble opinion: One of the best albums to ever come out of Austin.””

Eddie Russell - 3rd Coast Music