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This City of Takers / Press

“This City of Takers' debut album, 'Going Along With The Delusions Will Not Be Help-ful,' was first conceived by Brandon Lee and guitarist David Wise. Lee combined this initiative with anotehr local project, which added Michelle Glaser on bass and Andrew Phipps on keys to the group. Scottish newcomer John May provided strong percussion to create a backbone for the band. Combined with Lee's strong, gritty voice, TCOT capture a mixture of punk Americana, experimental tinkering, and deliberate energy.”

“This City of Takers starts off its debut CD with a shuffle and a bang, as if the Replacements covered "Subterranean Homesick Blues." Opening track "A Beautiful House With a Two Car Garage" is the first of seven tracks to focus on suburban ennui and a resulting crisis of faith (it's also the first of several sentence-length song titles). Singer/guitarist Brandon Lee is Delusions' focal point, thanks to passionate, if often unhinged, vocal performances. Like a less bellicose Greg Dulli, Lee is learning how to corral righteous rage into a soulful shout.”

“This City of Takers- if you don't want your heart stolen, lock it down!”

“Artist Spotlight: KDHX 88.1 FM St. Louis”