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This is a catchy tune that I could find myself humming in my head. The demanding bass presence matched with fast guitar riffs gives a strong Vampire Weekend-esque sound. The steady consistent rhythm and catchy vocals carries the tune from start to finish. The noticeable breaks make the song worthwhile. This type of music doesn’t necessarily fit into my genre choice at the moment, but the song has a fun, upbeat, lightheartedness to it that makes it appealing. - Lights and Music


From Portland, Oregon comes the band, The Ecstatics and their song, “Float” – It’s a peppy little track that you may find yourself boppin’ your head to. Sounds like a combination Phoenix and Young Empire. What’s impressive is that The Ecstatics band members, Quincy Saunders & Eli Hirsch are only just 17 and 18 years old!
- Indie Underground


This isn't a brand new video, but it's a really catchy, likable song from Portland band the Ecstatics, who are "two dorky guys rocking out air-guitar style to the Wombats and Two Door Door Cinema Club in a Portland, OR basement," according to their Soundcloud page. There's also a new song, "Singapore," up on that page, and supposedly an EP coming next month; the Ecstatics open for Gold Fields at the Crystal Ballroom on February 25, and for And And And at Holocene on March 20. - The Portland Mercury


The Ecstatics are going to appropriately draw a lot of comparisons to Two Door Cinema Club but I’d have to give the Portland duo bonus points for the better name. “Singapore” holds back on their bubbling energy but with “Float”, both the song and video is overflowing with their raw joy at rocking out. I love feeling that a band is having a great time and that comes across loud and clear with The Ecstatics. I’m really looking forward to where these guys go from here. - The Burning Ear


Portland-based band The Ecstatics just leaped onto our radar, and we’re pretty thrilled (er, ecstatic?) about it.

The twosome, Eli Hirsch (Lead vocals – guitar) and Quincy Saunders (Bass Guitar), recently played a handful of shows with Gold Fields, and appear to be gaining some serious momentum.
With a debut EP set to drop this spring, the band’s letting us leak their brand new sing “Float.” Mixing a touch of Modest Mouse pep with a dash of subtle glee (a la Phoenix), the track’s enough to get us excited for what these boys have in store.

Check it out below and let us know what you think. -ALI HOFFMAN - NYLON Magazine


There are a good number of successful teenage solo artists right now, but very few successful teenage bands. The most obvious reason points to the exploitation of the individual. One handsome or beautiful face that can attract legions of prepubescent fans. The Justin Biebers and Miley Cyruses of the world.

It is particularly unusual to spot up-and-coming teenage bands in Portland, where the average band member is in his early 30s. However, I am impressed by a young duo who call themselves The Ecstatics. Quincy Saunders and Eli Hirsch are just 17 and 18, respectively, but have already managed to play The Crystal Ballroom and The Doug Fir, two of the most important venues in PDX.

Here is their new single, “Float,” which reminds me of Phoenix. Keep it up, boys.

By Tyler Burns - BuzzChips


Hailing from the humble Portland, Oregon, The Ecstastics describe themselves as “Indie/Pop/Dance for the whole family to enjoy.” Whatever irony this may be said in, we can’t help but agree. The family friendly dance-happy track doesn’t hold many punches, and with ambitious production levels and melodic lyrics that don’t take much thought to take in, it definitely leaves us feeling just that little bit lighter.

Made up of a mere two members, Quincy Saunders and Eli Hirsch make the most of their influences. Citing Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, and The Strokes as some their main muses, you can definitely see the impact of this music on their songwriting, and whilst you would expect The Ecstatics to become a carbon copy of their predecessors, with their track “Float” they’ve managed to create something startlingly fresh. - The Owl Mag


Indie rock from The Ecstatics - Mad Mackerel


Portland Band The Ecstatics Drop Singles Ahead of Debut LP

The Ecstatics is an indie dance pop musical project that started out as two “dorky guys rocking out air-guitar style to The Wombats and Two Door Door Cinema Club in a Portland, OR basement.” The friends, Eli Hirsch and Quincy Saunders, began in earnest spending “sleepless nights huddled over a Pro Tools session bouncing ideas back and forth.” The duo are working on their debut album from which they sent in two singles that were released this week. The Ecstatics will tour the west coast in December. - Indie Rock Cafe


Discography

2013 -

Debut Self-titled EP (set for release May 2013)

2012 -

"Float" - Single - Featured on 94.7 FM KRNK Portland

"Indie Boy Toy" - Single - Featured on Indie Rock Cafe's DIY tracks of the week and Review Stalker best new tracks

"Way Out Of Line" - Single

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The Ecstatics are an Indie Dance/Pop group from Portland, OR USA - The Portland Mercury calls their single Float. "a really catchy, likable song" - The Owl Mag raves, “Imagine a Phoenix-esque single with a lot more guts then glory …startlingly fresh” - The Burning Ear acclaims Float is “overflowing with their raw joy..”

Performing with the likes of Gold Fields, Ramona Falls, And And And, Hey Ocean and more, their live show has been described as "high-energy, elated, boisterous band that plays the type of power pop that I've been missing in my life for a long time", BridgeTown Sound states, "though I hadn't heard of them before, I haven't enjoyed myself at a concert that much in quite a while."

Look for The Ecstatics debut EP this Spring – On tour throughout the US this summer.