Month: February 2012
We are super-psyched for the March 6th release of our new album called “Gracious Days” from the fine folks at Varese Sarabande/Varese Vintage and we’re gonna celebrate on Wed 3/07 with a live show at The Living Room in NYC! Come early and stay late! We’ll play one set at 9pm and commence to celebratin’ further at the bar, please tell your friends and mark your calendars, we’d love for you to join us!
The People’s Voice Cafe RAWX! Thanks to all the fine folk there who made us feel so welcome, they do such a great job producing crucial music and performance week in, week out!
BILLBOARD: “Demolition String Band’s fourth album “Different Kinds of Love,” released in late 2007 on versatile indie Breaking Records, delivers on the group’s beloved mix of bluegrass, honky-tonk, rock and Bayou ooze, highlighted by whimsical “Letters,” an ode to a modern-day techno-bunco. Skye and company are primed to rope in triple A here, while the 13-track full-length has further potential at country with vigorous “Wisteria,” wedding wish “I Wanna Wear White” and collaborative throwdown “Who Taught You.” Demolition’s members are across-the-board connoisseurs: master instrumentalists,
NO DEPRESSION: ‘Pulling Up Atlantis’ offers a blend of rock and bluesy ballads with the pumping electric country numbers, almost all of which explore very contemporary and complicated relationships, often from the view of a tough, vulnerable and resilient woman who will hang in there, maybe even thrive, despite everything…”
SANTA MONICA MIRROR: “Skye’s singing is powerful but mindful of the quiet ache in the voice that can communicate as much as a howl.
ROLLING STONE.COM: “Thank you Elena Skye and Boo Reiners for honoring the late Ola Belle Reed, a remarkable banjoist, songwriter and Appalachian music legend.”
LENNY KAYE/author, guitarist PATTI SMITH GROUP, ROCK & ROLL H.O.F. MEMBER: “This resurrection of a deserving and incandescent artist has all the hallmarks of a spiritual channeling: Ola Belle is recreated for a new century. May she for ever ring!”
VILLAGE VOICE: “The Hoboken based Ms. Skye and her boys have released a fetching new album “One Dog Town” featuring her lovely vocals and mandolin and the instrumental prowess of Boo Reiners.”
NEW YORK TIMES: “One Dog Town is a collection of eleven songs written by Elena Skye whose skeletal sound and skeletal instrumental has drawn comparisons to Cowboy Junkies and Son Volt”
DATELINE MEMPHIS: “The DSB’s raw energy and pared down instrumentation on its new CD One Dog Town have more in common with Elvis’ Sun Sessions than with most country records coming out of Nashville today.”