"Beefy, sludgy guitars that not so subtly allude to Nirvana at its messiest or Sebadoh at its most stoned."
"Bombastic, dark rock."
~ Delusions of Adequacy (US)
"A sound that effectively marries Lightning Dust with The Melvins...valiant attempt at a post-grunge masterpiece."
~ Eye Weekly (Canada)
"Arrows’ slightly warped, toweringly passionate rock has roots in the folk and punk leanings of Pavement and Nirvana, even extending towards the dynamic classical progressions of Mew, in places. Ryan’s guitar playing is full-bodied and harmonically inventive, filling the speakers with thunderous power chords or deft picking patterns that capably cover the absent bass space. Jackie is a powerhouse on the kit, choosing her parts supportively while maintaining a stomping intensity to match the vigour of the duo’s poetic, socially reflective lyrical sentiments. Constant harmonies keep the songs sounding full and the raw, self-recorded production seems suitable for this adept opening volley from these indie rock revolutionaries."
"Arrows’ debut Knives Are Falling From the Sky is self-recorded; the music weaves eloquently between folk, punk, and boisterous, early-’90s rock. Every track on the album delivers a story of disillusioned reality, a couple struggling to understand the world they live in. The title tune, a song about the disappearance of the Niagara Escarpment, has Ryan playing a rhythmic guitar part, with Jackie providing a dramatic and steady beat. The pair harmonize “If we keep our eyes closed, they’ll never find us,” commenting on ignorance about urbanization. It’s a sound that Pavement fans would appreciate. My personal favourite is “Coat of Arms”: sounding like early Dinosaur Jr., it moves from rock to bouncy pop, ending with a sudden change in the rhythm."
~Mondo Magazine (Canada)
"The record - Knives are Falling From the Sky - is a collection of sludgy, heavy guitars, well placed breakdowns and big drums...It's the type of sounds we heard a lot of in the 90's, but unless you look at all the reunion tours going on these days, the heavy noise filled tracks are not very common. Here in Time could have made an appearance on countless mix tapes from the 90's (or maybe a Hey Mercedes record), but the tracks don't sound dated or forced."
"...punchy rock and roll. Somewhat following in the footsteps of everyone’s favorite rock duo The White Stripes...And dare I say they give the Stripes a run for their money."
~The Red Alert (US)
"Stark, emotion-drenched post-punk."
~ Within Earshot
released October 1, 2007
All songs by Cursed Arrows 2007 SOCAN
Ryan Stanley - Guitar, Vocals
Jackie Stanley - Drums, Vocals
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Cursed Arrows, 2007.
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