"Pittsburgh’s Wreck Loose have managed to channel Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-era Elton John, Harry Nilsson and early Ben Fold Five throughout OK, We’re Wreck Loose, their brilliant and brilliantly infectious self-released debut."
"...the quartet ultimately mixes and blends [their] influences with its own talents to produce a unique, engaging sound."
"OK, Wreck Loose plays like a collection of songs you’d drunkenly belt out, along with your buddies at your favorite neighborhood bar. From the very first notes, and a Springsteen-y dramatic intro, the record has that big-rock feel."
"The Harry Nilsson-esque “I Do Right” is one of the most joyful sounds of piano and guitar I’ve heard in years and the subtle groove makes it more danceable than most tracks meant for the floor"
"On their debut full-length album OK, Wreck Loose, they combine the sonic aesthetics of the best of classic rock radio with confessional, often humorous lyrics, to an effect that lands the band somewhere between Elton John and early Drive-By Truckers."
"OK, Wreck Loose tackles both the universal and the bizarre with genuine heart and staggering talent. It is absolutely worth your time."
“It’s the first time I've ever known the [program director] to hear a band play a song live and say, ‘That's getting added when they record it,’” says WDVE morning man Randy Baumann. “That certainly has never happened.”
"There's a duality to Somerville's lyrics, providing a depth that makes you want to hit the "back" button to listen again to assure no layered meanings sneaked past."
The song “Hard Drugs”, which The Big Takeover premieres here, showcases Wreck Loose’s talent for unconventional titles and a mix of strong melodies and hooks with explorations of genre and space.
The opening track off their new album announces Wreck Loose as worthy heirs to the tradition of loud, thoughtful pop rock that dominated AM radio in the 1970s.
"The song is a piano-pop masterpiece...."
Wreck Loose singer-pianist Max Somerville set out to write a big retro-style ballad and knocked it out of the park with "Feed Me," a song that brings to mind Ben Folds, Elton John and Wings.
"...here's the best part: It's impeccably well done."