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The Magazines / Press

"[Please Come Home] is big, melodic pop-rock with touches of 1980s new wave. ‘War Cry’ is a dark song, with stomping drums and bluesy guitar riffage. Even if you’re not an athlete, it will make you feel like you’re heading out of the locker room to play the most important game of your life."

Marc Hogan - Pitchfork Media

“..Their new EP “Please Come Home” is a tremendous debut. From the opening riffs of “Mexico” to the tomahawk-chop guitar riff of “War Cry,” The Magazines run the gauntlet of sound.”

“Taking aim at our antithetical society, Johnson looked to the thing he knew best—music. He assembled an elite group of musicians that he had befriended over the last decade, and thus, The Magazines were born.”

“The core group is Johnson on vocals & guitar, The Envy Corps' Scott Yoshimura on drums, Scott Gratton of Finn Miles on keyboards & brass, & Graham Gardner of Airbag on bass. The album also features appearances by Brandon Darner of The Envy Corps, Becca Smith of General Sherman, Aeon Grey, & others.”