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JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound describe themselves as a post-punk soul band, but their sound is so much more expansive than that. Uptown Sound is on par with soul musicians from the heyday of the genre’s popularity. – Paste Magazine
This Chicago band’s second album is a lively set of gritty old-school soul and funk injected with some raw garage-rock aggression. An energetic blend of tight, funky rhythms, stabbing horns, keyboards and guitars accompanies frontman JC Brooks, whose impressive vocals gracefully glide between grainy shouting and smooth crooning with some spine-tingling falsetto on songs ranging from hedonistic party starters to socially conscious anthems. – Don Yates, KEXP
Sounds like the MC5 jamming with Otis Redding’s horn section. – Metromix
Neo-Soul glory. – New York Times
A cross between the Chambers Brothers and agit-punks The Make-Up, Mr. Brooks and Co. are one of the hottest US soul acts right now. – MOJO
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