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New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States | SELF

New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Band Rock Folk


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"Big Blue Review"

This is probably the album the folks in Communipaw have wanted to make since they first started playing music. Big Blue was recorded at the band's home studio which allowed them to spend as much time as they needed to record things in whatever manner or fashion they desired. The a collection of subtle modern folky pop that is friendly, dreamy, and highly melodic. Communipaw is based in New Brunswick, New Jersey...but their music reminds us in many ways of the more progressive indie bands we've been hearing lately from Portland, Oregon. Blue features songs that alternate between pensive and subdued tracks and ultimately inspired pop. In the latter category, we are particularly blown away by the tune "Plastic"--a sinfully catchy and well executed pure pop tune that really hits the target dead on. There's a lot to love these tracks drift by like puffy clouds in the sky. Other remarkable tunes include "Twinkle," "18," "I Wanted You," and "Photo Machine." - Baby Sue

"Big Blue Review"

There is always something special about bands that record in basement studios; Communipaw isn’t excluded from this statement. The band recorded their LP, Big Blue, out in a “semi-rural” area in NJ. The four-piece has a melodious, alternative country rock sound with deep lyrics that sink into that soft spot in the listener’s heart. It reminds me a lot of Band Of Horses.

Through his vocals, Brian Bond really makes the listener feel a rush of emotions. The lyrics on this album are so incredibly truthful and easy to relate to. “Twinkle,” the first and longest track on the disc, starts off upbeat and then mellows out. The chorus, despite the gloomy content is pretty catchy. At the halfway point of Big Blue, “Moondog,” can very well be the listener’s next breakup song. “Plastic” has a more positive tempo and lyrics to match. The instrumentals on “Overseas” are extremely relaxing and would work well as a strictly instrumental track. What really caught me off guard was how “Everyone’s Baby” started extremely soft but ends with a bang with hard-hitting drums and guitar. The closing track, “Photo Machine,” has an elated yet gloomy vibe to it, yet it is still satisfying.

The release, in its entirety, is something that you can just put on, relax and sway to. As far as strong tracks and weak tracks go, “I Wanted You” would probably be my vote for weakest track and it is a three-way tie between “Twinkle,” “Carry Me Away” and “Moondog” for strongest track, with “Photo Machine” coming in as an honorable mention. - The Aquarian

"Big Blue Review"

The world may be full of bands doing this kind of thing, most don’t have the skill of Communipaw, it’s a record that survives repeated listens and shows the virtue of clear ideas well presented. Not quite power pop, not quite indie rock, it offers both and something more besides. - Americana UK

"Big Blue"

"Communipaw are definitely bringing an innovative depth to devotees of folksy soft-pop..." - My Old Kentucky Blog

"Brian Bond Solo Release"

"The next big thing from New Brunswick may very well be singer-songwriter Brian Bond. - Absolute Punk

"Self-titiled album"

“Put this on a shelf next to Sunny Day Real Estate, the Texas Is The Reason LP and Mineral’s ‘The Power Of Failing’. Absolutely essential.” -

"Live Show"

"Their kind of folk is bittersweet--it draws things out of your memory that you’ve forgotten, or recalls the things that you desperately wanted to forget." - Star Beat Music

"Self-titled album"

“The diversity of genres presented within serve to highlight the band’s versatility…” -

"Self-titled album"

“…with a second, and what will inevitably turn into a third and even fourth listen, music lovers will find a seamlessly implemented blend of styles.” -

"Self-titled album"

“Turn it up loud and it feels like the song is hugging you.” -


Big Blue LP (2011)
Communipaw LP (2009)
Moving Till The Morning EP (2007)



After releasing an acoustic guitar-driven EP (2008's "Moving Till the Morning") and a pop-centric full length (2009's self-titled release), Communipaw moved from the punk hot bed of New Brunswick to an old house in rural New Jersey. With the sound of crickets as a backdrop, the band wrote and recorded their second full length, "Big Blue," which was released March 22nd.

Communipaw spent much of 2010 and early 2011 touring the country and will continue to do so indefinitely in a large navy blue van lovingly named Moondog.