ACUTEâ€™s FIRST SINGLE â€œFOLLOW YOU HOMEâ€ SELECTED FOR MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLâ€™S â€œTHIS WEEK IN BASEBALLâ€
ON FOX TV NETWORK BAND PERFOMING ON THE NATIONWIDE DEATH + TAXES TOUR WITH JESSE MALIN
As Los Angeles-based indie rockers ACUTE criss cross the country on the Death & Taxes Tour–an eight-week trek with singer-songwriter Jesse Malin–the groupâ€™s infectious first single â€œFollow You Homeâ€ will make its national TV debut on â€œThis Week In Baseballâ€ this Saturday, July 7. â€œFollow You Homeâ€ will be the main song used throughout the program, which is the highest rated and longest running sports magazine show on TV. Catch ACUTEâ€™s â€œFollow You Homeâ€ this weekend airing nationally on FOX TV as the lead-in to the national game of the week. “This Week in Baseball” airs Saturdayâ€™s on FOX at /. Visit: http://msn.foxsports.com/tv/schedule for the affiliate in your area and for more information visit: www.mlb.com.
ACUTE–who recently released their debut ARMS AROUND A STRANGER via indie HELP Records–are earning critical acclaim for their mix of gorgeous pop melodies with finely etched landscapes of sound.
See below for more critical reaction for ACUTE.
â€œBlending frenzied guitars with upbeat melodies, thereâ€™s a something for everyone on this CD.â€
â€œThe fuzzy guitars and poppy vocals in this song [â€˜Follow You Homeâ€™] by indie pop act Acute are reminiscent of a certain band fronted by Rivers Cuomo, but Acute ditches the lovelorn loser vibe to sing about getting even with someone via old-school fisticuffs.â€
â€œAcute traverse that dark and rich territory occupied by gloomy vocals and plodding guitars that are so bass-y they bring you down, but comfort you after you hit rock-bottom.â€
â€œArmed with fuzzy guitars and sharp as Ginsu-songcraft, these veterans of underrated never-weres Poulain and Ozma are the latest gold medalists in Los Angelesâ€™ continuing power pop Olympics.â€
–Jennifer Edmondson, SPIN, May 2007
–Ed Masley, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, July 2007
“…indie-pop that’s sweet as candy, rich in variety and multi-layered for the discerning listener.”
–Peter Lindblad, GOLDMINE, Feature, June 2007
â€œProduced by Dave Trumfio, who worked wonders for My Morning Jacket and Wilco, this debut full-length is a solid step forward. Building on the eclectic songwriting Acute displayed on its 2006 EP, the act continues to craft catchy pop hooks that hit home like a late-afternoon caffeine buzz.â€
–Brandon Daviet, WESTWORD (
â€œâ€¦Acute goes about penning memorable alt-pop the good old fashioned way — that lasts the full duration of an entire album. With the majority of up-and-coming rock bands seeming concerned primarily with getting their look just right for photo shoots rather than penning an album’s worth of memorable songs, Arms Around A Stranger shows that Acute is one of the few exceptions.â€
–Greg Prato, ALL MUSIC GUIDE
â€œIsaac Lekach’s ministrations as a melody fiend were on full display in his old band, Poulain, a project that never scored any hits except those that found the sweet spot of a few
â€“Kevin Bronson, LOS ANGELES TIMES (
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Death + Taxes Tour with Jesse Malin