With the official release of our debut vinyl 45 last week, the reviews have started to come in…
“We reckon these guys are fantastic live, and the energy that the song exhudes is absolutely brilliant. It’s great to hear something like this in a world where traditional rock ‘n’ roll seems to be quite rare, so you really ought to check this track out!
–York Calling (UK)
“…(Wake Up, You’re Rockin!) lovingly recreates the wild sexuality, aggression, and just plain weirdness of early rock’n’roll with an updated sensibility. “
–Adobe and Teardrops (USA)
“Sounds good to us!”
–Disarm Magazine (Canada)
“It makes us think about when we’d met up with friends to eat in Austin, TX or any Southern-themed restaurant up North. It is authentic!”
Pick up a copy of the limited edition vinyl here. Only 300 were pressed and all are hand numbered so get one before they are gone.
They do make country music like they used to…
Here’s a nice little write up from Americana/Alt Country blog Ear to the Ground about our song Don’t Forget About Me., which is the B-side from our forthcoming vinyl 7″. Music video for coming soon,
Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen – “Don’t Forget About Me”
-The tag these fellas have on this song on Soundcloud is rockabilly. That’s pretty accurate. It’s certainly not old school country music. But we don’t mind one bit because whatever you call it, the sound works really well. It’s jangly and fun; it’s got a simple but rewarding message about staying in someone’s mind even if things don’t work out. Yep, can relate.
From Mi Tocadiscos Dual blog (Spain), here’s a recent review of our new 4 song EP, Wake Up, You’re Rockin’!:
1.- MIGHTY JOE CASTRO AND THE GRAVAMEN.- WAKE UP YOUR ROCKIN
Aunques sea un mini lp o Ep de 4 temas esta banda de Philadelphia permiten aventurar que nos pueden ofrecer empresas mayores por que lo que suena aqui en plan homenaje a los años 50 no es bueno sino que es de lo mejorcito que se puede escuchar en este año SOBERBIO VALORACION TRES ESTRELLAS
“Although this isn’t my kind of LP or EP of 4 songs, this band from Philadelphia allows us to imagine they can offer bigger things than what they play here in this homage to the 50s. It is not just good but the best we can listen to this year. SUPERB. VALUE THREE STARS.”