the tonellis / Press

“Power pop trio The Tonellis‘ debut, Verse (Chorus) Verse, is a stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks collection of infectiously irresistible smart pop songs with such a glossy sheen that, at first listen, caused this listener to wonder if this wasn’t, in fact, the second coming of legendary local pop trio The Shoes. Jangly echoes of R.E.M. and vocals at times recalling Chris Isaak aside, The Tonellis enlist several notable area musicians to further round out their sound and deliver a near-flawless recording that’s nothing less than stunning. – David C. Eldredge ”