Those Charming Crooks / Press

“What to say of this outfit whose downloadable single "The Girl, The Grail" Suggest a yearning for physical and spiritual? It is not an offense to the ears: a compaction of late-20th-century Motown bass line, crime-jazz horn section, with a bit of the grunge tantrum in the vocals and surf music arabesques in the guitar solo. The flavors work together, but I wish they'd let the poor girl they tied up in the promo picture sing a few numbers.”