Boxed Wine
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Boxed Wine

Rutherford, New Jersey, United States

Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
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"Indie Bands Blog: Boxed Wine"

"The vocal tops off a finely honed band, which somewhat surprisingly, given the New Jersey location, seep European rock structures from the pores... it breaks the familiarity of the local clublands. Certainly were they based in the UK, they would fit neatly as a national touring outfit." - Indie Bands Blog

"Our Vinyl: Boxed WIne's "Feral" - Song of the Day"

"Stripped down guitars, fuzzy bass, and steady drums best defines Boxed Wine’s sound, and is pretty evident in their single “Feral." Vampire Weekend fans should find themselves pretty comfortable here, as snazzy, speedy guitar riffs play nicely off the highpaced splashy percussion work. " - Our Vinyl

"New Music Rantings: Boxed Wine"

"A sure fire way to shake away any blues. Reminiscent of a young Two Door Cinema Club (I feel), a buoyant We Were Promised Jetpacks coupled with dashes of Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club, this guitar driven album makes you want to take your pants off and (pardon the crude, Ian-curtis) dance your fucking ass off. A new must-play in between indie nights." - New Music Rantings

"Popa's Tunes: Chill with Boxed Wine"

"Boxed Wine's debut EP is an easy breezy stroll that is over way to soon, yeah play that again wouldja? Danceable, groovable and catchy, chill out with these four lads they're having fun and wanna take you along for the ride." - Popa's Tunes

"Lamplighter Magazine: Boxed Wine EP Review"

"Boxed Wine features Strokes-inspired indie rock complete with catchy melodies, slaphappy drums, and poppy guitar riffs..." - Garvey Potter - Lamplighter Magazine

"Modern American Weekly: Record of the Week"

"The music is super poppy indie party rock in the school of Tokyo Police Club, Ra Ra Riot and the Headlights... chock full of Sirius XMU-ready anthems that will no doubt have these dudes burning up the festival circuit by this time next year." - Modern American Weekly

"Jersey Beat: Reviewarama - Boxed Wine"

"I couldn’t help but think of Vampire Weekend’s appropriation of South African polyrhythms and Ezra Koenig’s playfully boyish vocals. I’ve also seen the band compared to everything from They Might Be Giants to Fountains of Wayne to the Strokes (and I’d add the Spinto Band,) but what you really need to know is that these young gentlemen are turning out extremely likable power-pop with terrific melodies and interesting beats – sweet, fizzy, and as intoxicating as a 5-liter box of Franzia’s best swill." -Jim Testa - Jersey Beat

"Blushing Panda: We Present - Boxed Wine"

"You could call their style jangly pop right out of the top drawer. If your band is going to play guitar driven music nowadays it has to be jangly and fun. This ticks both boxes and an element of indie fuzziness too. Clean vocals and a good chorus make it a catchy and potential festival favourite." - Blushing Panda

"Speakers in Code: Jam of the Day | Boxed Wine - Feral"

"Boxed Wine's overall sound reminds me of a slightly less beachy Surfer Blood, and - hey! - that's not a slam. Each track - subject matter aside - radiates with summer's luster, but in my mind, the setting's not a sandy one. "Feral" feels too anxious and rabid to be lying on a towel with a tabloid magazine. Instead, it's the panting anticipation of a sweaty night out." - Speakers in Code


Still working on that hot first release.



Ralph and Chris found themselves hating life after college, so they started writing songs like the ones they enjoyed throughout school. After putting a solid lineup together, they quickly started releasing music and referring to themselves in the third person.

It took the band a while to come up with a name as meaningful as Boxed Wine, but they believe it says everything it needs to. The group is influenced by contemporary indie pop and gets compared to current bands like Tokyo Police Club, Givers, Surfer Blood, Two Door Cinema Club, Grouplove, Hot Hot Heat, and Vampire Weekend.

Their songs don't all sound the same, so if one isn't your piece of cake then please try out another. They probably won't be offended, and are relatively confident that cake metaphors are still cool...

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