Tuesday, April 8, 2014

1-800-BAND: out today!

Order 1-800-BAND's Diver Blue EP from Almost Ready Records.

Produced by Kevin McMahon (The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus, Swans).

"Aside from having a stellar band name, these Brooklyn cats want to help erase those cold-weather blues and inspire you to throw your swimsuit in the backseat. I'm on board." 
–USA Today

"The kind of sugar-packed, carbonated power-pop that groups like The Cars and The Raspberries used to shake up and spray out on the regular..." 
–Wondering Sound

"Stellar skinny-tie pop." 

"Devotees of late '70s power pop/new wave (think The Cars, Dwight Twilley, Cheap Trick)... playing hook-and-riff-filled pop." 
–Brooklyn Vegan

"Retro-pop, reminiscent of The Cars and other bands that were in vogue at a time when the good old land line phone was still inspiring hit songs (think Blondie)."
–The Deli

"Brooklyn-based 1-800-BAND take inspiration from classic New Wave and power-pop anthems of the late '70s, giving it a new spin." 
–The Aquarian

"The perfect soundtrack for aimless joyrides and rooftop parties..." 

"The perfect sound for a city punk dreaming of a sunny day at the beach..." 

"There's no expiration date on fun times and classic hooks. These songs should appeal to the young and the young-at-heart alike. Frontman Al Huckabee gladly shares the spotlight with brilliant keyboardist Polly Watson – the former giving these songs their emotional center and the latter stoking the infectious energy that makes this band so incredibly appealing."
–Faster and Louder