Disgust of Us
Press Reviews: 'Poised as a hard-hitting rock band, Oakland's Disgust of Us revolves around a gentle core. Cheryl Martinez's softly sinister vocals and a pronounced melody often give way to a fierce chorus featuring Patrick Thomas' searing background vocals, but the overall effect is balanced and musical. Such dynamic, compelling songcraft is worth a listen.' - Nate Seltenrich, East Bay Express 'These folks have a cool underground guitar-driven sound...Interesting stuff.' - LMNOP 'Whether acoustic or full band their music is heartfelt and believable. The acoustic version invoked the uneasiness of witnessing a gut-spilling where you know you're seeing an open book and it's believable the delivery would be the same whether in front of one or one thousand people.' - Shannon Corr of Examiner.com 'Armed with the sonic intensity of Sleater Kinney and the heavy pop melodies of San Francisco's now-defunct Glitter Mini 9, Disgust Of Us' Our Error is a hard-hitting debut. The Oakland quartet has built a steady live following over the last few years and as a result, the numbers here sound road-tested and confident...Debuts rarely come this assured-keep your eyes on this band.' - Alex Green of caughtinthecarousel.com on our 2007 release Listener Reviews: 'Cathartic! Very few bands take me there, and I ration their listening time, so I don't burn out. D.O.U is now one, and last night was my reward. Their sound is epic and lusty, musicality is full of soul, and the musicians and their instruments coalesce, transforming the space into their aesthetic: obsidian, passionate, misanthropic. Grateful.' - Michelle Vargas 'Their music communicates honestly what they think and feel. It is not just a performance; it is also like sitting down with them for a beer (or standing in most cases! :-P) and listening to them discuss what heavies their hearts the most, and that too me, is grounds for bonding with a band as though it in itself is a friend. Please check them out. They have quite the story to tell in their music.' - Kimberly van der Elst.