The Reputation
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The Reputation

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"EW/Spin/CMJ/Magnet/VV/LA Times/Blender"

Muscular yet lush - a knockout combo of fiery rock and cascading grace. B+" Entertainment Weekly

"A bang of power pop epiphany...." Spin Magazine

"Exquisitely realized... a stunning work" CMJ

"Feisty orchestrated pop... guitar parts that recall Neil Young (and) Elmore's Elvis Costello-ish way of spitting bitter pills" Magnet

"A true rock miniaturist... A-" Robert Christgau, Village Voice

"3 1/2 stars" Los Angeles Times

"4 stars" Blender - same as above


To Force A Fate - Lookout Recs 2004
The Reputation - Initial Recs 2002
Distant - Mud/Parasol Recs 2000
The Glass Intact - Mud/Parasol Recs 1998
Charcoal - Mud/Parasol Recs 1996
vocals on The Hold Steady Boys and Girls, last Naked Raygun cd, other random stuff
plus lots of comps, 7", etc.



Played in Sarge (Mud/Parasol Recs) from 1996-99, solo from 1999-2001, in the Reputation (Lookout and Initial Recs) from 2002-06. Both bands received lots of press, including Rolling Stone, Spin, AP, NY Times, LA Times, Entertainment Weekly, CMJ Punk Planet, Magnet etc. Community-wise: indie/DIY/punk. Music-wise: indie/rock/pop/punk, I guess. Shows with Death Cab, Hold Steady, the Killers, the Pretenders, Jimmy Eat World, Modest Mouse, Ted Leo, Sleater Kinney, Donnas, Lou Barlow, Juliana Hatfield, Ida, Alkaline Trio, At The Drive In, Lucero, Braid, blah blah blah.