Past Press/Self-Titled At Sea EP:

Eat, Sleep, Breathe Music
Here’s an interview Eat, Sleep, Breathe Music did with Jason a while back about Sonicbids:

The Big Takeover
Mark Suppanz over at the legendary Big Takeover (possibly one of the coolest indie music mags ever, we think) had some nice things to say about At Sea’s 2009 EP, calling it, “a more diverse, well-rounded, and hard-hitting sound, dispensing with the quiet ballads of the previous EP, at times recalling the more reflective side of Voxtrot or Nada Surf. The added heft also coaxes the emotion and confidence in Brody’s voice more, ensuring that all four songs make an impact.”

The Deli Magazine
Kenneth Partridge over at indie music publication extraordinaire The Deli delivered such (possibly backhanded?) compliments as, “At Sea makes the kind of pop-rock music that, even in 2009, stands a chance of selling actual CDs…. Brody and his collaborators are nothing if not handy with the hooks.”

Past Press/Former Lives & Early Years

Brooklyn Rocks
Brooklyn Mike over at uber-blog Brooklyn Rocks called the band’s first EP (released in 2006 as The Death of Jason Brody) “a great debut that captures a lot of the post-punk sounds of the 90′s and beyond.”

New York Times
During their Death of Jason Brody days, the band was mentioned in the December 24, 2007, issue of the New York Times in “Anarchists in the Aisles? Stores Provide a Stage,” by Ian Urbina. The band was featured for their guerrilla marketing tactics.

The Big Takeover
“Perhaps it is the two relatively brisk tunes that bookend this six-song EP (the superb “Call Off Your Dogs” and “Bitter Pill”), and the more amplified “Vanity,” that show off his band’s talents better.”

Left Hip
“The band is a guitar-driven classic indie-rock meets radio-friendly pop foursome from New York City.”

The Deli
“Introspective lyrics and a real appreciation for the hook…While the band’s nostalgic modern rock certainly sounds familiar, the music also brims with its own artistic uniqueness.”

Ear Medicine
“This self titled mini-album literally smacks you in the face and demands to be listened to.”

Working Class
Read this feature on Jason that ran in the magazine in July 2007.

The Fevered Brain of RadioMike
“Indie rock has never been better and the band plays out constantly so you have plenty of ways to see this for yourself, especially if you live in NYC.”
The band made’s Top 25 of 2006. And writer Jennifer Layton said such lovely things, like: “No matter where this band roams, they envelop the sound with mystery and those gorgeous melodies.”

“The debut mini-album sees [this] foursome as a tightly knit unit. “Call Off Your Dogs” is sweet and urgent, Brody’s special voice at its finest. “Siren Song” is softer but has an evocative lead vocal and a nice melody. “Broken” is a sad and poignant breakup song where Brody’s unique talent is fully unveiled.”