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“Check out The Nice Ones cool style blend.”
- Kevin Bacon via Twitter
"The Nice Ones' chemistry plays out across two complementary (or maybe competing) musical impulses: the progressive and complex — interlocking riffs, chopped-up grooves, though rarely too busy to dance to — and Surdam's approachable, emotionally charged hooks and melodies."
"There is a myriad of styles within the construct of their all-too-brief five-song EP Hungry Ghosts. If you listen to songs like 'Ava' and 'Black Haired Stranger at the Charlotte Airport,' you can definitely hear an affinity for the Dismemberment Plan's more pop-oriented fare, while the slinky funk of 'Big Sexi' undoubtedly shows why they are welcome at Daryl's House Club."
“The Nice Ones’ reluctance to fit a certain genre results in their awkward categorization as ‘progressive rock,’ a sonic hinterland that Pink Floyd and The Moody Blues once walked through.”
- Mainstreet Magazine (Millerton, NY)
“McGarrity’s guitar and Halas’ bass couple with the lyrics hovered between a love song and terminal cancer.” [on “My Marrow Moves”]
“...if you took Stone Temple Pilots, Mr. Bungle, and Joe Satriani... put them in a blender... add a touch of sauce... and BAM... The Nice Ones.”
- Fred Schane, Infinity Music Hall
“Each song on ‘To Be Frank’ has its own sound, while still maintaining The Nice Ones’ vibe. And that’s a good thing, because it keeps the album fresh with every listen."
- The Lakeville Journal
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling, NY
Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT
SXSW [off bill], Austin, TX
Fontana’s, New York, NY
The Trash Bar, Brooklyn, NY
Wonderbar, Boston, MA
The Fire, Philadelphia, PA
Gypsy Joynt, Great Barrington, MA
Stella Blues, New Haven, CT
Sully’s Pub, Hartford, CT
TriArts Sharon Playhouse, Sharon, CT
Spring for Sound, Millerton, NY
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