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""This Planet Mercy" Reviews at CD Baby"

5 out of 5 stars Totally FABOULS
Reviewer: Marleen
you have such wonderful songs..... There Positive, Uplifting, Optimistic, and Inspirational. I personaly feel that it is an intelligent investment decisions to purches your Cd's. Ya Just cant go wrong. best entertainment & music my money can buy.

5 out of 5 stars Awesome CD!!
Reviewer: Heather
This new stuff is even better than the first 28N CD (and I didn't think that was possible!)...Matter of Fact is awesome and the lyrics for Gold are great.

Reviewer: Jacob
This Planet Mercy is the perfect marriage of pop/rock naivety and recorded sophistication. Keep up the good work guys!

5 out of 5 stars Brilliant...the little pop record that could.
Reviewer: John
Great job. I see "This Plant Mercy" as this year's "little indie-pop record that could." Push it to the big boys--break it mainstream.

5 out of 5 stars
Reviewer: Patty
Awesome job guys...can't wait for the next one...I love the CD

5 out of 5 stars Great CD!!!
Reviewer: Krista
Great CD!!! The songs are wonderful... great job!!!! Now I gotta find myself a copy of your first CD.

5 out of 5 stars AMAZING CD!! Where's the next one?!
Reviewer: Tracy
If these guys aren't totally famous yet, they need to be! I can listen to this cd over and over again, it's great! If you're one of those people still waiting for it to come in stock, trust me... it's worth the wait, so keep trying! Put me down for the first copy sold of the next CD!

5 out of 5 stars Awesome
Reviewer: D
This CD is great- only wish there were more songs!! Pay close attention to the lyrics- they're great! - CD Baby

""This Planet Mercy" Review from Parx-e Web Zine"

Another great band who has released an EP full of great rock songs.

The songs are well written, fresh sounding, catchy and do not dissapoint.

I was hooked from first listen. Great stuff here by a great band. - Parx-e Web Zine (www.parx-e.com)

"28N's Decade of Endurance"

28N on road to success


Nearly a decade in the making, 28N, with an accessible sound destined for radio airplay, seems to be a band on the cusp of bigger and better things. The trio from Newcomb, N.Y., is arguably one of the best unsigned bands in the country.

Lead guitar/singer Nate Strengrevics has dubbed 28N’s sound “pockternative -- a blend of pop, rock and alternative.” The band credits a variety of early influences, including Coldplay, U2 and The Beatles, but refers to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy and Live’s Secret Samadhi as the “parents” from which its sound was born.

“When we first started out, we were really into the ’90s rock scene, but now we aren’t exclusive to anything,” explains Strengrevics, adding that band members are currently listening to everything from classic rock to Johnny Cash.

It’s fitting that the band refers to its influences as parental guidance. Strengrevics and Lowell Stringer (drums, backing vocals) began their musical career led by Strengrevics’ father, a music teacher, in the high school’s touring stage band. They formed 28N, with Strengrevics’ brother Kris on bass, in 1997 and acknowledged the power of their beginnings by naming themselves after Route 28 North -- the single highway that runs through their tiny hometown in upstate New York. In 2002, they won a battle of the bands and the opportunity to play in front of thousands, opening for Reel Big Fish at SUNY Fredonia’s FredFest.

28N hit a detour in 2005 when Kris decided to leave the band and move to Chicago. Nate Strengrevics and Stringer auditioned prospective replacements but couldn’t seem to find a perfect fit. Then along came Mike Montanye, a fellow Newcomb native who had also studied under the Strengrevics’ father. Montanye’s enthusiasm for the band inspired a significant change in 28N’s goals, and as he began exploring the intricacies of the bass guitar, the remaining members realized that their road to success had once again led them home.

28N’s commitment to performing live has taken the group on a tour of New England, playing college campuses and bars from Albany to Boston, and the members make a point to perform at least once a month in New York City. At a recent performance at The Bitter End, Strengrevics captivated the audience with his blend of smooth-as-velvet vocals and catchy, insightful lyrics. Stringer maintained a perfect balance between precision and adrenaline-driven abandon on drums, while Montanye mastered the typical unassuming stance of a bass player, while providing an anchor for the band’s sound.

The guys return to the studio this month to finish recording their self-produced and untitled fourth CD. Strengrevics muses that it should be called “NY CD” because the majority of songs were co-written by he and Stringer during their year sharing an apartment in NYC. They plan to release the EP for free, making it available for download on MySpace and possibly iTunes.

“Everybody likes something when it’s free,” jokes Strengrevics. ”We just want people to have the music.” - Marked Magazine

""Stand" Reviews at CD Baby"

Nothing but good music!
Reviewer: Kate
This CD is AWESOME! The Dive and Groove With Me especially. The songwriting is absolutely amazing and the sound is great...everything just works!

5 out of 5 stars I fell in love with your music
Reviewer: Sarah Novak
There is something about the songs that make them stick in your head, and make you fall in love with 28N! When you listen to the songs, you go back to the 1st time you heard them and you feel the same way you felt then. Its a great feeling.

5 out of 5 stars a musical mosaic masterpiece
Reviewer: Allison Turcotte
This CD is amazing. I tell absolutely everyone about it. You can hear the emotional connection driving every chord, every beat, every note, every word. Each one of these guys is genuinely an amazing musician who has the talent, courage and conviction to really make it big! I have nothing but faith in these guys. Buy their CDs now, have them sign it, add it to your collection of all time favorites and in a few years you'll be able to say you knew them when... I know I will! Best of Luck Nate, Kris, Lowell and Rio. The ADKS are behind you all the way. I know you can move mountains...I've seen it first hand.

5 out of 5 stars This is one you can pop in, and let it play, and then repeat
Reviewer: T LOX
There is a lot of talent that you will hear on this disc, the sounds is smooth, yet turbulent. The songwriting is gripping, with deep emotion. This band is up and coming, mark it down, you'll keep this disc handey in the changer.

4 out of 5 stars Awesome All Around
Reviewer: J.A.W.S.
Great cd guys! Just wish it was longer! ;-)

5 out of 5 stars Love it! ;)
Reviewer: Apes
tHiS iS a suPer CD! BuY iT tO suPpoRt tHe bAnd & EnJoY eVerY mInuTe oF tHeiR MuSicaL TaLenT! =)

4 out of 5 stars Stand is a musical magnet
Reviewer: Joe C.
This cd draws you in and won't let go. I have listened to it over and over again. I keep coming back and it keeps getting better. The lyrics have a great hook to them and stay with you. You can't help but be drawn in by this musical magnet from the first track to the last.Awesome

5 out of 5 stars I could be in any different of my 100 moods and this cd seems to cover them all
Reviewer: Jacob Warner
This CD is an amazing blend of talent that is destined to become a household item. There are 4-5 different styles in the same CD. I am confident that a CD with such a professional sound and appeal will only lead to future sucess and me gladly supporting the band with the purchase of their next great cd

5 out of 5 stars best cd i own...BUY IT
Reviewer: greg....cdg
I listen to this cd by 28n everyday on the way to work and on the way home from work. it wakes me up in the morning and gives me something to look forward to on teh way home. i never get sick of hte music since all the songs have a different tone and beat to them. The best 10$ I ever spent...I have a feelimg im gonna wear this one to death then buy another one. Groove wtih me may be the best song ever..even better than the dive! If you ever saw them live...this is even better...BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT. It only takes about 1-2 days to get shipped to you too. YOu will love this cd. Every song is amazing. Cant wait for the new album...see you guys in fredonia hopefully! good luck nate -crazy dancin greg - CD Baby Customers

"Newcomb spawns 28N, named for the road by Bob Smith"

For the past ten years in the remote northern town of Newcomb, N.Y., on Route 28N, a three-piece band that takes its name from that very road has been refining its craft.

Brothers Nate and Kris Stengrevics got together with their friend Lowell Stringer in high school and started making noise in a quiet town whose existence most people don’t even know about.

Nate plays guitar and provides vocals, Kris plays bass and Lowell bangs the drums.

The group 28N writes catchy pop/rock music that sounds like it was born on the radio. On the band’s Web site they list groups like Live and Matchbox Twenty ast their primary influences.

Like those bands, 28N blends hooky soft rock songs with smooth crooning vocals. Their sound is immediately familiar but unique enough to distinguish it as their own. These guys sound like they’ve been doing this for a while. They’ve molded their style into something much more sophisticated than what one might expect to hear from a small-town independent band.

I got the chance to see 28N live and in person when they appeared on 8 Trax, the show I host on TV8, last week. They gave me a copy of their six-song CD “This Planet Mercy”. It’s good stuff. It really sounds like it needs to land in the hands of the right record label A&R rep.

I have a couple of favorites from the disc: “Matter of Fact” is a good tune, and “Gold” has just enough of a Beatles and/or Tears for Fears sound.

On the show, they played a great new song called “My Radio”, which does not appear on this CD. The band tells me that they will be recording that song - and others - soon. This time, they’ll be heading to the studio with a new bassist, fellow Newcomber Mike Montanye. Mike joined the band recently, after Kris moved to Chicago.

If you’d like to know more about 28N, check out their Web site at http://www.Band28N.com. If you are a fan of well crafted pop/rock songs, I think you’ll like what you find there. - The Chronicle


"State of Ours" - 2000
"Stand" - 2003
"This Planet Mercy" - 2005
"Upcoming Untitled Album" - 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


Whoever said that high school romance can't last apparently didn't fall for the same temptress as childhood friends Lowell Stringer and Nate Stengrevics did back in 1997. She had a guitar riff for a mind, a bass line for a backbone, a drum beat for a heart, and her name was 28N. Their music and the desolate winding road by the same name are the only escape from the tiny mountain town where it all began. A dwindling population near 500, a one-building school that graduates an average class of five, and an intensely beautiful seclusion are the defining traits of Newcomb, New York.

Half of their lives have been spent making music together, with their first experience coming as members of their school's touring stage band under the direction of Nate's father. Learning music from the same teacher, and growing up together as musicians in a band is a situation rarely seen, and a sound seldom heard!

28N is seclusion; band and road, soul and searching, and "the path less-traveled has made all the difference". - Robert Frost