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The Devastators / Press

“every bit as good as your Green Days and your Springsteens and your Black Eyed Peases”

“one of the area’s top reggae bands”

“Voted Best World Music in the 2010 San Diego Music Awards”

“make it a point and check these guys out...you will not be disappointed!”

“They strike a marvelous (and marvelously hard to accomplish) balance between accessibility to reggae novices and allure to genre snobs by delivering catchy melodies and groovy love songs alongside searing, cultural jams with a sound rooted in the classic '70s stylee.”

“Their use of clavinet and Hammond organ recalls the vintage aura of '70s Wailers or Jack Ruby-produced sounds, always with enough kick to keep them from sounding like a mere throwback.”

“The beautifully performed music remains gleefully true to reggae's classic sound”

“The roots rock reggae style and spirit is alive and well with this band.”

“The Devastators communicate a seemingly effortless mastery of the genre and an infectious enthusiasm, as well as prodigious chops.”

“The best reggae acts usually stick to the basics... The Devastators understand this and, coupled with their superb musicianship, Better Days is about as good as slick, modern reggae can get.”

“Lead singer Ivan Garzon has a great, emotive voice -- unusually strong for reggae -- and the music is top-notch, reveling in a throwback roots sound and proudly proclaiming that no drum machines or pitch correction technology was utilized in its recording”