EAGLE AND TALON PRESS
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VILLAGE VOICE - "artlessly jagged post-punk that's got fun in it even when it's being serious."


USA TODAY - "you'll be hooked after one song"


LA TIMES
- "The music of Eagle and Talon is wonderfully underproduced. The hollow, tinny notes of a child's Casio keyboard swirl around choppy guitar licks and no-nonsense drumbeats. Kim's voice, sweet and strong, braves the rapids of this melodic current with powerful self-assurance."


BOSTON HERALD
- "Los Angeles girlie-punk duo Eagle and Talon ripped through a rousing opening set full of artfully executed noise: a guitar and drums-based affair fused with primal feminine abandon reminiscent of both ''Guyville"-era Liz Phair and the quirky timing of early Throwing Muses.


NYLON MAGAZINE
- "This self-described "leotard rock" band uses their wacky auditory tricks and sing-songy vocals to create messed-up lullabies"


LA WEEKLY
- "The way guitarist Kim Talon's and drummer Alice Talon's harmonies and sparkling riffs spiral together and culminate with intertwined momentum on such songs as the circusy "The All Best" and "Georgia" is positively entrancing."


WASHINGTON POST
- "wild, wonky post punk"


ELLE
- "Fans of Mary Timony, Sleater-Kinney, and the Breedersí Pod will love Thracian, the first full-length record from Eagle and Talon, two girls from L.A. who conjure heavy, rattling sounds from their drum, guitar, and keyboard. The songs are sinister and sweet, a little goofy around the edges, and a perfect antidote to all the magisterial synth irony thatís been all the rage."


BUST MAGAZINE
- "If at first you mistake track one of L.A. duo Eagle and Talon's EP as the coolest Sleater-Kinney song you've heard in ages, we forgive you; Kim Talon's sweetly strident vocals are the best tribute I've heard to S-K. But Kim and Alice Talon have much more up their sleeve using just drums, guitar, Casio, and weirdo turns of phrase ("You're a devil in a waterbed/Your eyeliner is frostbite"). Most important, Eagle and Talon have that extra je ne sais quoi that makes their debut really exciting and, at four songs, not nearly long enough. I'm waiting for the full-length to drop, ladies."



CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO/SOUNDOPINIONS
- "it's killer stuff, really arty and jagged but at the same time propulsive. Just knocked me out when I first heard it and now I can't get enough of it"


WEB IN FRONT
- "Their upcoming album, THRACIAN, has to be heard to be believed…an angry and wild-eyed LP, it’s the best collection of songs Elastica never thought to write"


WILLAMETTE WEEKLY
- "Songs like "Dropped Down" and "Hot Caught" riff on infectious, jaunty interplay between band members Kim and Alice and have just enough weird lyrics ("You're a devil in a waterbed/ Your eyeliner is frostbite") to keep things interesting. Casios, cheap drums and raggedy guitars never sounded so sincere"


AMERICAN SONGWRITER -
"the duo specializes in the kind of Ď90s-influenced angular titillation that is at one easily understood and delightfully problematic...Thracian is the type of album that leaves a lot of questions unanswered, as things generally have a way of falling apart more often than reaching a discernable end. This, however, is a fine thing, stimulating without being too challenging, admirable while not overly pretty."

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