The Curtis Mayflower

DEATH HOAX

No Depression reviews “Death Hoax”

No Depression reviews “Death Hoax”

The Curtis Mayflower— The Ship Is In A few years ago, the Curtis Mayflower put out an album titled Everything Beautiful Is Under Attack and I found it intriguing (and damn good)— enough to have written this: “Who are The Curtis Mayflower? I first heard of them through No Small Children, a trio of lady musicians I watched grow from an ember into a blazing fire (check out their music...

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Boston Herald reviews “Death Hoax”

Boston Herald reviews “Death Hoax”

It’s been a long time since artists channeled the Band like the Curtis Mayflower does on “Death Hoax.” Yes, Craig Rawding’s voice can recall the warm timbre of Levon Helm’s, but the real link seems deeper. It seems spiritual. Just as the Band once did, this local act realizes Americana can be funky (“Shadow Mountain Worship Team”) and soul can be rootsy (“Cold Surprise”). But most importantly,...

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Tweed VI Photos

Tweed VI Photos

Rich Gastwirt has shared some fantastic photos from the Tweed River Music Festival that the band played in Waitsfield Vermont. Check them all out here: www.facebook.com and check out Rich’s photography at www.stageshooter.com...

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Tweed VI Interview with Duncan

Tweed VI Interview with Duncan

Check out this interview that The Curtis Mayflower drummer Duncan Arsenault did with Twangville, discussing the upcoming Tweed River Music Festival in Waitsfield VT. www.twangville.com   Tweed River Talk – A Few Words with Duncan Arsenault of the Curtis Mayflower New England quintet The Curtis Mayflower are no strangers to the Tweed River Music Festival. They’re regulars, in fact, who never...

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Favorite albums from around the region in 2014 – Telegram.com

Favorite albums from around the region in 2014 – Telegram.com

“Everything Beautiful Is Under Attack,” by the Curtis Mayflower: One of the year’s first great albums is still one of the all-around best nearly a year later. And this one had it all: Bluesy swagger bolstering a retro-’70s cool, thick vocals and a dark lyrical exploration of a relationship’s demise, all executed flawlessly. – Victor D. Infante...

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Twangville Best Albums of 2014

Twangville Best Albums of 2014

The band is in some incredible company in Mayer Danzig from Tangville’s Best Albums of 2014. Check it out at twangville.com A stellar debut from a new band that is made up of musicians who established their musical cred playing with the likes of Levon Helm, Booker T. Jones and Bow Thayer. The group tends to take an improvisational approach to songwriting yet the songs arrive fully...

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Song to get you through the week: ‘Fourth Wall’

Song to get you through the week: ‘Fourth Wall’

By Victor D. Infante (via telegram.com) “The fourth wall has been broken,” sings Craig Rawding on Worcester band the Curtis Mayflower’s new single, “Fourth Wall,” “and I’m speaking straight to you.” For those who only dimly recall their high school English lessons, the fourth wall is the imaginary divide between the characters in a story and the...

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Red Line Roots on “King of the Fools”

Red Line Roots on “King of the Fools”

Oooooooooh, yes. Smooth like butter on a fresh baked boule of bread. Everything from the velvety vocals, to that deep rolling bass, and the harmony vocals, man the harmony vocals are sexy (not sure if it’s a chick or a dude singing high…regardless, I stand by my comment). I am transported to some different time when soul ruled the radio and you could groove and roll with the sounds of Motown...

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The Boston Herald on “King of the Fools”

The Boston Herald on “King of the Fools”

Boston’s super soul (funk? rock?) band The Curtis Mayflower have flipped the script on The Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” The band’s new single — “King of the Fools” — inverts the hot, fast pleading of the Temps Motown might with a chill, slow groove. Go if you wanna go, I ain’t begging. I’ll just sit here with my...

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Song to get you through the week: ‘King of the Fools’ by The Curtis Mayflower [Telegram.com]

Song to get you through the week: ‘King of the Fools’ by The Curtis Mayflower [Telegram.com]

The Curtis Mayflower’s “Everything Beautiful Is Under Attack” is one of 2014’s best albums. You would think that would be enough, but no. Now they have out a a new single and a video for their new song, “King of the Fools.” And it’s positively dripping with ’70s soul cool. The band — which comprises guitarist Pete Aleksi, percussionist Duncan Arsenault, bassist Jeremy Curtis, vocalist Craig...

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Music Savage on King of the Fools [review]

Music Savage on King of the Fools [review]

  Massachusetts boys The Curtis Mayflower released their critically acclaimed debut album, Everything Beautiful is Under Attack, back in January and it quickly became a favorite of mine. The Kickstarter funded project was recorded live in a New England farmhouse last year with the band committing to capturing each of the 11 tracks in one take. The resulting album is a collection of great...

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TheRevue.ca on EBIUA

By Richard Moses (therevue.ca) Today is throwback Thursday, and that tag would fit Central Massachusetts band The Curtis Mayflower quite well. As a band, The Curtis Mayflower is still in its early days, they released their first full length album, Everything Beautiful is Under Attack on January 28, 2014, but their sound is definitely a throwback to the late 60’s and early 70’s. The band is made...

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