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The Employees / Press

"The music is meaningful and topical for our current revolutionary and crisis-ridden world. It carries a strong message..... All the way through, you are reminded of what is happening in the world – politics, corruption and lies. The music encourages you to stand up for your rights, to do your best to change this world. The album tells a strong story in song, which carries through from beginning to end...." Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/320694#ixzz1sCy7VQSr

"It's Great to be UNEMPLOYED" The Chicago-based four-piece recently released their second full-length work (on tax deadline day, natch) of psychedelic indie rock, a concept album tackling issues like the economy, political corruption, the environment, the death of the American dream and of course, unemployment. Sure, the lyrics are inevitably depressing, but somehow, the booming drums, shrieking guitar solos and socially-conscious angle lend a note of optimism. The songs - key tracks include “Ride” and “Winter Round Here” - translate well, but were clearly meant to be experienced live. The outrage is tangible, creating a raw, relevant album that begs to be experienced at a high volume. The Employees became involved with politics in 2010, a period of particularly egregious corruption in Chicago. Instead of jamming, the news. Soon, their band found itself debating. Soon enough, "Unemployed" was born.

"...The key to listening to The Employees is turning the volume up! Their a psychedelic rock/jam band out of Chicago. There are loads of guitar solos that just make your spine tingle. It left me no doubt that they could put one hell of a show on live. The four-piece band led by Chris Bobowiec on the vocals, covers the depression of the economy, corruption in politics/big business, environmental disasters, unemployment, the death of the American dream. Some how they manage to cover all that in only 10 tracks, that’s a talented band I say. One of my favorite tracks on the album is “Winter Round Here,” “Panic” is another good one. It’s got a nice melody and will definitely have you singing along to it if you’ve got a few beers in you. They may be new on the music work’s force, but they definitely deserved to be hired (sorry, couldn’t help myself)."