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The CRY! / Press

“From the glam-slamming opener Discotheque to the hand-clapping teenage angst anthem Nowhere To Go, to the sugary-sweet power(pop) ballad Same Old Story, Dangerous Game is a non-stop joyride of everything you’ve ever loved about music. It’s got girls on roller skates, it’s got puking in alleys, it’s got ruffled shirts, Johnny Thunders, American cars, Creem magazine, cigarettes and T.Rex. It’s the best album Hanoi Rocks never made. Holy fuckin’ rock’n’roll. (9/10)”

““Dangerous Game” from The CRY! is rooted in the great things about 50’s and 60’s rock and 70’s power pop and punk but the album sounds fresh. The songs are catchy and the performances full of life and energy, capturing some of the feel of their live shows which are a vibrant experience. The CRY! will restore your faith in the future of rock n roll." -Terry Currier, Owner, Music Millennium”

Terry Currier, Owner, Music Millennium - The CRY PDX

““The CRY! are back in full swagger on their second LP Dangerous Game. The band dissects the dangerous game called love every which way in 10 tracks that showcase a GS Scooter-full of guitar riffs, handclaps, and tight vocal interplay that includes backing harmonies, call-and-response volleys and shout-along choruses. We saw The CRY! play fantastic shows in Youngstown and Cleveland in 2012. Here's hoping they make the 2,500 mile trek again. We'll know where to go.”

Barry Eisenberg - Dirty Phoenix Productions

““The CRY! has caught lightening in a bottle with their sophomore release: Dangerous Game. Their music is a refreshing blast of upbeat guitar riffs and vocals that made me feel like that first day of summer and their lead guitar work compliments the songs like the sun in the sky. They came to rock and that’s exactly what they do! If you’re a fan of music, there is no doubt that you’ll be a fan of The CRY! after listening to Dangerous Game.””

"The CRY! represent everything that’s awesome, true and righteous with rock 'n roll. Their new album ("Dangerous Game") captures every ounce of effort and excitement that makes the music-loving soul in me stir and shake. It's the best thing I've heard in this new, young year of 2014 but the releases that will follow in the coming year are gonna have to work hard to supplant its present premiere positioning."

Bruce Brodeen - PopGeekHeaven.com/NotLame.com

““On their second album, "Dangerous Game", these boys from Portland, OR bring more of those authentic glam sounds for which they've become known, adding just a touch of maturity while still rocking the roof off the place! Excellent stuff!"”

-David Bash, Founder CEO - International Pop Overthrow Music Festival

““I just finished listening to the new album. Great job! It's a breathless collection full of high energy songs colored by a punk vocal aesthetic and good old-fashioned rock 'n' pop chops. The hooks are strong throughout; the backing vocals are top-notch; the album flows like fine wine with a kick. My two top favorites are "Hang 'n Me Up," and "Same Old Story." Thanks for ending the latter with that always-pleasing Beatles chord! Also on the faves list: "No Place to Go" and "Seventeen." I predict big things for this album. Anyone with even a passing interest in high-energy pop 'n' roll is going to go crazy for your latest effort!””

Alan Haber - Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radio

“The CRY have both crucial aspects of power pop: Style and substance. Their songs have all the hooks the EXPLODING HEARTS and GENERATION X, with impressive instrumental flourishes as well.”

“The vocals have a confidence and swagger about them that is very Rolling Stones, and the chord changes and do-wop harmonies are right out of the 50s songbook. More than just a throwback, The Cry is electrifying and they deliver a remarkably consistent effort on this record with no ballad to be found. It’s a little raw and terse, but that only helps them capture the vintage sound they’re after.”

“This is brilliant straight up rock 'n' roll with a twist of doo wop. The album is a brilliantly crafted power pop affair with only 3 of the 12 songs going past the 3 minute mark, three part harmonies in a 50's/60's styling and echoing bands such as The Beach Boys and The Exploding Hearts, and listening to the track "Be True" on the album, you could be forgiven for thinking that these guys are the bastard sons of the aforementioned artists!”

“The four piece rock n’ roll revivalists play with the style and vintage tones of some of the most prominent acts from the ‘60s and ‘70s and inject them with a gritty, punk rock spirit to create some of the most contagious and energetic power pop in the scene today.”

“Twelve tracks are served up on their self-titled debut album and it pretty much sounds like a greatest hits compilation from a veteran band with twenty years under the belt. Completely drenched in hooks – fodder for some heavy radio rotation, I kid you not.”

“The CRY! based out of Portland Oregon are an amazing music group of truly talented musicians, to sum them up in one word; it would be “Brilliant”! ”

“First of all, the album I listened to the most and has become indispensable to me. Released in 2011 in Japan and marketed to the world in 2012 . Four kids from Portland, who recorded the highest album Powerpop the last ten years, no more, no less. MASTERPIECE ...”


“With heavy power-pop influences like The Beach Boys, Exploding Hearts, and The Sweet, the band has re-crafted the 2 minute pop song for a new generation. They effortlessly merge 50's style vocal harmonies and the jangle of 60's pop hooks with the raw punkish emotion of the street culture from which they come.”

“The Cry!...tore through their set like the mod rock Gods of yore. The band’s two-minute bursts of hooks, harmonies, and noise were a welcome throwback to the garage days of yesteryear.”

"Lively, charismatic, the show was one that had the whole joint hopping... Every song by The CRY! is catchy and fun."