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"Press Reviews"

“…Scruffy, fret-board laden bliss…” - The Big Takeover

“…a great garage rock band that has just enough of a southern flare to keep me from thinking NYC. The rhythm is tense and urgent while the guitars lure you back in with simple yet amazing hooks at each turn. ..” – milk milk lemonade

“This Nashville trio construct their own brand of new-wave from some heartland-ish angular hooks (think if Tom Petty played Gang of Four) and brilliant, clever lyrics….” WUSM Radio

“The band crafts fantastic straight-up rock n’ roll in the school of power-pop and Petty, and their live show’s a testament to the Nashville rock scene’s vitality…. a fantastic collection of rock n’ roll that leans on remarkable songwriting above an easily marketable style. Which, granted, isn’t usually what catches the hype wave. But it’s more often than not the stuff that sticks around…” The Tennessean

“The album brims with the Carters’ signature earthy, honest rock n’ roll that puts up no pretenses. The band has never been one for silly haircuts or radio-ready hooks, and its longstanding commitment to writing songs you can sing along with is just about as refreshing as a cold can of PBR after cutting the grass….” The City Paper

“Guitar-pop gems that crackle with punkish, angular energy, and on their latest recordings, their hooks sink even deeper….” The Nashville Scene
- Various


Here Comes the Copout LP- theory 8 Records (2007)

God and Country EP- Southern Engineering Records (2006)

Air Guitar Force One LP- theory 8 Records (2005)

Pony Up! EP - Southern Engineering Records (2004)

World Champions of the World EP - Southern Engineering EP (2003)

Two Man Advantage EP - Southern Engineering Records (2002)

Betty Ford Start Packing, the Carters Are Coming....LP - Southern Engineering Records (2000)

One Smooth Bastard Single - Southern Engineering Records (2000)

High on Voting EP - Southern Engineering Records (1999)

Fuck Off! I'm Listening to the Carter Administration EP - Southern Engineering Records (1999)



NASHVILLE, TN - For nearly ten years, Nashville power trio The Carter Administration have been winning over critics and fans alike with their sharply crafted, near-perfect, beat up basement pop gems. Their recordings and live shows have consistenty drawn music-loving crowds and landed them on many critics year-end top ten lists. Their most recent recording, Here Comes the Copout, features twelve of their latest and most fabulous raw, honest-to-God rock n’ roll tunes. From the opening blast of “Blackout Brigade” to the hook and ladder melodic crescendo of “All Talk, No Liver,” the Carters give free reign for you to yell along at the top of your lungs while you crank up the volume on your air guitar. If you’re looking for bells and whistles, you’ll have to search elsewhere, but if you’re seeking out good times, the party’s right here.