Listen to WFNX 101.7 FM all week to hear Mean Creek's Sunlight in regular rotation as Gansett's Band Of The Week. Then see them live this Friday night at Brighton Music Hall in Allston with Age Rings, Static Of The Gods and Young Adults. Here's what everyone is saying about Mean Creek:
2010 BOSTON PHOENIX BEST MUSIC POLL
Winner for "Best Boston Act"
THE BOSTON PHOENIX
"Mean Creek flood small rooms with a sound large enough to drown stadiums: monumental, rolling guitars, a driving, subterranean rhythm section, and a visceral impact like a shot to the gut. Their new tracks are their most involving to date. It is that Cobain-evoking scream on "The Comedian" and the discordant guitar dive in the solo from "Liar/Thief" that place Mean Creek among their grungier forebears of decades past while reserving for them a relevant spot among the new."
"Boston 's indie-rock outfit, Mean Creek, really knows how to pump up the epicness in their music as shown in their new single, "The Comedian". Coming out on a two song 7", "The Comedian" single showcases the raw power behind their musical capabilities while singer Chris Keene's vocals sound like a pleading holler."
MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
"The feedback-drenched breaks and monolithic chorus are sure to have fans of My Morning Jacket doing somersaults. If there’s more where The Comedian came from, folks as far away as Contoocook are liable to be singing the praises of Mean Creek before long."
"It's tough to catch your breath after listening to Mean Creek. The band's first release since 2009's The Sky (Or the Underground), this small offering delivers a taste of what's to come, and it promises to be awash with powerful vocals, swirling guitars and hard-driving rhythms. "The Comedian" builds from a slowly picked intro into a heavy, distorted chorus. Lead singer Chris Keene's vocals are edgy, like a barely harnessed scream that can't wait to get out. B-side "Liar/Thief" is an anthem, with spacey verses and reverb-soaked vocals driving the song toward a true chorus. Mean Creek put the focus on their rich lyrical canvas and strong inter-band dynamics, as they swell and flow through these tracks as a coherent group. It's less mean than it is complex, contemplative and immensely well produced."
- Dan Rys
THE BOSTON GLOBE
"The Sky (or the Underground)’’ is destined to be one of the best releases of the year. It’s an album of pathos and heartbreak, of big questions about life and mortality that go largely unanswered and unresolved. The title track, for instance, can be heard as a meditation on the order of things both natural and cosmic; hope and futility bundled into a four-minute format."
- Jonathan Perry
"Mean Creek is not merely a great Boston Band; they're a really great band period. Everyone outside the 617 should be warned Boston has birthed it's next prodigious band. Be prepared."
- Jay Sweet
"Mean Creek commence a sharp blend of country-core."
- Michael Marotta