Mainstays on the Western Massachusetts music scene since forming in early 1994, The Mitchells have persevered in the midst of the ever-rotating collection of acts and venues in the Pioneer Valley. After releasing 6 recordings on their own imprint--Small Batch Records, the band now has ties to the up and coming Pigeon Records. Singer/guitarist Caleb Wetmore also plays bass with New Radiant Storm King. 'Heavily influenced by the likes of Bob Mould, Mission of Burma, Polvo, Tom Verlaine, The Call, and Big Country, this CD has all the trimmings of the beast that indie pop has to offer. There's so much to enjoy here, I barely know where to begin. 'Snowday' is a straight ahead rocker followed by the spritely uptempo Translator-meets-Big Country romp 'Tambourine,' and my favorite track, 'Fake Our Deaths.' There's a lot of Television-esque guitar interplay throughout this record, tempered with tight pounding backbeats Malcom Travis would be pround of, balanced by Caleb Wetmore's throaty husky voice.' -the noise (Boston) 1999.
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