Carry It Around
With the Beatles humming into one ear and Jeff Buckley wailing into the other, The New Kentucky Quarter craft songs that marry the timeless pop breeziness of the former with the urgency and honesty of the latter. Melodic guitar lines and warm harmonies drive the memorable, affecting songs forward while jangly six-strings, fuzzy Wurlitzers, and a classy rhythm section fill the remaining spaces with tasteful restraint. After their 2004 debut 'Simple Things' won two Madison Area Music Awards, The New Kentucky Quarter is now promoting the release of their infectious five-song EP 'Carry It Around'. 'Madison's TNKQ pursues pretty pop perfection on it's new EP, 'Carry It Around'. The title track has enough guitar and keyboard aura to lend an edge, while the vocal harmonies make the song soar. In true pop fashion, things are kept compact and to the point, with nary a wasted note or sentiment.' -- The Onion 'The New Kentucky Quarter waft and quiver artfully on 'Carry It Around', their new CD of gorgeous, deliberately paced indie and Americana sounds.' -- The Isthmus "Every time I see them the promise of new songs becomes more tantalizing, each with brilliantly realized lyrics and melodies that go straight to your head, not to mention your heart." -- Rick's Cafe 'Seldom do I have the pleasure of reviewing music of such brilliant unconventionality. At times, the murmuring weave of guitars, keys, and angelic co-ed harmonies entrance the listener with a pop sensation that is unforgettable. Of course the big, emotional sound is dreamy, but at the end of the day, I'm still humming the chorus--I love it!' -- Ryan Hoffer, Shut Eye Records.