Canasta

"...Imagine the prize musicians from six adjacent counties' high school orchestras growing up and coalescing to form a pop band inspired by Queen, Kraftwerk, and Nick Drake... each song is a barrage of hooks and nuanced performances...
[Canasta's] value to the pop music scene continues to grow..." - PopMatters

"...one of the most vibrant pop sounds to emerge from Chicago in years..." - UR Magazine

"...one of Chicago's best pop bands...
We Were Set Up doesn't disappoint..." - Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader

"...smartly constructed songs that balance traditional
pop and indie-minded subversiveness..." - The Onion

"...inventive arrangements... remarkable catchiness...
Canasta looks primed for a considerable breakthrough..." - NPR's "World Cafe"

"...impressive orchestral pop... really could catch on at any moment in a big, big way...
listening to We Were Set Up again for the first time in a long while,
I can’t believe I was able to put it down in the first place." - Tom Lynch, New City

"...pop phenoms... lyrical, buoyant pop tunes recalling the delicacy of
Belle and Sebastian and the lush, upbeat melodies of The Shins..." - Flavorpill

"...Out of nowhere comes a band that sounds ready for primetime...
could sneak its way onto some year-end top ten lists..." - Real Detroit Weekly

"...miniature blockbusters for the head and heart... earnest, literate and
lonely in all the right spots... the result is transcendent..." - The Daily Herald (Chicago)

"...one of Chicago's most promising and hardest working bands..." - Illinois Entertainer

"...nothing less than blissful... a revolution just might ensue..." - Badger Herald (Madison)

"...I was hooked from the opening organ chords... pure chamber pop bliss..." - Splendid