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The Moses Gun / Press

“This is a good collection of interesting tracks full of flashbacks to everything from maybe Simon/Garfunkel meet Pearl Jam, on the "Intro" track, to the glory of heavy bass from Rush, on the '70s look back "The Ballad of Rueben Kincaid", yeah, remember the Partridge Family? If you had to compare them to anyone directly it would probably be Pearl Jam with tracks like "Jewelry Box" and "Stream of Consciousness", bringing out Mullens' early Eddie Vedder sound on vocals, without the hard edge of course.”

“...The self-titled full length, released on Chicago’s DKT records, is high-energy. Metal riffs offset frantic power-chords; the high-end crackle on distorted guitars is mellowed by singer Vell Mullen’s voice, a guttural swell of emotion. The Moses Gun is like a timeline bent over itself and turned to a circle, bringing together rock sounds from the last 30-odd years into one pounding album. The album is heavy for the most part, though Mullen and bassist Rich Harris know dynamics. The soft melody and harmony on “Better Things” brings to mind Pinback instead of Bad Brains.”

“This scorching Chicago duo return for a proper full length release after generating a well deserved Midwestern buzz with their first EP. On their self-titled effort, The Moses Gun, bassist Rich Harris and guitarist/vocalist Vell Mullens, hone their sound into a cohesive yet bombastic assault, displaying greater subtly and dexterity than their previous work"..."If the Mayans are right about 2012, I want this one playing during our grand send-off.”

“The Moses Gun unleashes a revved-up version of grunge on its self-titled EP. The trio mixes in other elements as well, especially on “Broken Neck,” which includes avant garde jazz amid its multiple tempo changes. “Ashley” is a spirited instrumental while “Perfect Wea-ther” serves as the band’s hard-edged version of romance.”

"This five-song, 17-minute EP introduces a raw and messy sound...The Strobe Session can be an invigorating listen that sounds better with each subsequent, mind-fuzzed spin...awesome (and downright inspiring) guitar work"

“The five songs on The Strobe Session EP create quite a clamor. The Moses Gun blends elements of noise into highly kinetic rock that could be labeled punk if they were not so skilled at their instruments. The Moses Gun takes traditional rock and stretches it into a multitude of directions, crafting something fun and unencumbered. Even when the lines “I want you, I need you” are uttered in “Perfect Weather”, they are delivered with a passion and a conviction that stops them from sounding stale. Of course, they are also juxtaposed with lines like “I remember pulling splinters from my hands” and “I remember getting high with you.” Some bands are just cool, and The Moses Gun fit that category.”

“The set by Moses Gun had its thrills and chills especially during its opening instrumental piece, Ashley...did enjoy the hardcore melodic vibe of their rock sound ...the intense rises and falls within the heart-pounding tempos. None of that was lacking during, Phlox, Crumble Away and closer Walk It Off. Moses made sure the audience was completely immersed into its rock music. Yet, it was the vocals where it truly mattered to vividly express the sentiments written inside the lyrics in which she felt the vocalist was holding back his truest, deepest feelings. This reviewer suggests getting more in tuned to the words to draw out the emotions.”

“From the furious indie-rock of “Gold” to the reflective acoustic sound of “Better Things,” The Moses Gun demonstrates an admirable ability to expand the map when it comes to genre and form”

“a new demo showcased on its Web page...holds plenty of promise for an actual album or EP, from the martial grooves of the verses yielding to the anthemic indie-rock choruses of “Gold” to the tuneful hard rock of “Stream of Consciousness,” which brings to mind Living Color jamming with Dinosaur, Jr”