The Austin Chronicle wrote up a nice review of STUCK. An excerpt is below. Pick up a copy in Austin or check it out at the link to read the full thing…
“On their third release in as many years, Austin’s young noise punk quartet has crafted its best work by converting the mundane into inspiration. Over punishing start-stop rhythms and guitars exhaling distortion – recalling Jesus Lizard circa 1990 and the Refused circa 1996 – Super Thief’s losing streak of boredom, self-doubt, and rat-race nihilism fuels powerful missives touching on artistic indignity, traffic on I-35, and paranoia.” – Kevin Curtin
Razorcake also wrote up a nice review:
“Super Thief have always been low-end powerful, but now there’s even more pound-smash-rumble. Sometimes I feel a little intimidated watching them play, but in real life they’re nice guys, soft spoken and unassuming even… Best way to describe their sound now… Scratch Acid-esque?”
Matador Records included “books w/ no pages” on their July 2017 recommendations Spotify playlist along with new tracks from Man Forever, Wiccans, Bill Orcutt, Big Thief, and Lee Ranaldo.
Reviler.org wrote up a nice blurb promoting our show in Minneapolis and took some great pictures too.
Not for the Massess… included “i don’t know about you or your band,” on their best of June 2017 list calling it, “heavy noise rock that is somewhere between Spray Paint and Slayer.”
Got also some love from the Terrible Tuesday Radio Show w/ DJ Naked Rob and The Local Scene show done by Wrong Side of Texas Records.
Ghettoblaster Magazine premiered our new music video for “Liberosis.”
U-Punk (McAllen, TX) featured “ms. wakefield” on their BLASST radio program [13:20]
Reviews of the new record thanks to PunkRockTheory.com and IDIOTEQ.com
“Throughout ten songs, this Austin-based outfit deals in noisy outburst that constantly border on becoming completely unhinged, peppered with plenty dissonant guitars, pummeling drums, unexpected hints of melody and vocals that seem intent on punishing you.” – Punk Rock Theory
“Noise Rock from Austin
Sounds Like Melvins + Helmet
Met up w/ Unsane”
– Super Dank Metal Jams Haiku Review
ANON Magazine featured “sheepsquid” on their Mixtape Monday series.
“Books w/ No Pages” bursts to life like an unholy awakening, the pulse like a stampede that runs over you, pauses momentarily, then tramples you several more times. Students of the AmRep/Touch & Go school for noise rock, Super Thief draw comparisons to bands like The Jesus Lizard, Hammerhead, and Tar, but their attack is more impenetrable, more persistent. There’s no lull, no restraint. When the band pull back ever so slightly from the carnage, it’s only to hammer in the reality of their earthquaking rhythms and rusted distortion. The gnarled and contorted “Books w/ No Pages” may not cure your headache, but you won’t soon forget the band’s volatile punk density… or where the drugs are.”
– Dan Golding (Post-Trash, Exploding in Sound)
KFUEL (France) and Kool Strings (Belgium) featured one of the new songs “i don’t know about you or your band” on their shows [1:39:30, 34:35] and Damnably featured “Taste U” off the DILLO MILK 2 compilation [53:45] along with other Austin, TX friends Xetas, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, and more…
The Austin Chronicle put up some photos from FREE WEEK including some from our show. Thanks to David Brendan Hall Photography.
Reviler.org included us in their favorite shots of 2016! More great photos to be seen including shots of Iggy Pop, The Blind Shake, NOTS, The Hussy, and more. Click the link.http://www.reviler.org/2016/12/20/favorite-shots-2016-adam/
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2016
The Austin Chronicle plugged the Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes’ album release show and mentioned our EP, dump sink. Some cool shots of the show courtesy of El Demonio vive en Texas.
DO512 included us on their list of “Local Bands You Should Be Listening To.”
MARCH / APRIL 2016
A few of our songs were featured on radio shows outside of the U.S.
Kunstgebit (live web stream show out of Amsterdam)
the dump sink ep is the last feature on the show around the 1:45:00 mark
Noise r’us (live web stream show out of Bayonne, France)
“dog fart” is around the 40 min mark
We did an interview with Winnipeg Free Press about coming up to Canada for Big Fun Fest.
We did a live session with UMFM 101.5 while in Canada
The Deli Austin wrote up a review for dump sink.
Ghost of Blind Lemon put “Bleak” on a top 10 list for Texas songs in 2015.
Musically Fresh put up a review of our self-titled EP. Check it out.
Anon Magazine featured “Bleak” on their Mixtape Monday series.
The Deli Austin wrote up a very kind review of our self-titled EP. Check out the full review HERE.
Here is an article that talks a little about the local punk scene and plugs our show at Beerland in Austin on Friday, Sept. 5th with Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes and Basketball Shorts. Ashley Bradley also snapped some photos from the show.
Austin Monthly reviewed our first set of demos. Check out all the reviews here.