Pittsburgh In Tune digs Stuy

Stuyvesant gets three and a half out of five stars in this review, courtesy of Jeffrey Sisk at Pittsburgh In Tune

Veteran Garden State indie rockers Stuyvesant have spent the better part of a decade making music together without building much of a profile outside of the fertile New York City/New Jersey scene.  That’s shame because the talented four-piece deserves a much bigger audience.

Hopefully third full-length “Shmyvesant” – their first since 2011’s “Fret Sounds” – will be the record that expands Stuyvesant’s sphere of influence.  Sean Adams (guitar/vocals), Ralph Malanga (guitar/vocals), Brian Musikoff (bass) and Pete Martinez (drums) have crafted a hard-driving collection of 12 guitar-based tunes that’s chock full of filled yummy riffs and infectious hooks.

The opening salvo of “Baby Bear,” “Gravity’s Winning” and “Hellbent for Heather” set the tone for the razor-sharp 35-minute platter, and Stuyvesant later impress with “Sunlight & Shadows,” “Oatmeal Song,” “Silent Treatment” and “Until You Came Around.”  Do yourself a favor and track down a copy of “Shmyvesant.”  I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Thanks, Jeffrey.  We’re all about expanding spheres of influence.

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