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"A devil-may-care steamroller that thunders from the very first chord way down to the howling finale."

—Turn Up the Volume

"Some bands try to put the pedal to metal and come up short. Not The Legal Immigrants. These fellas figured it out."

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—Modern Music Maker

"Like the bastard son of the Eagles of Death Metal and Johnny CashHang On is a freight train rolling off the tracks." [11/7/18]

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—The Mad Mackerel

"It's pure rebellion wrapped up in a shiny package." [11/7/18]

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—If It's Too Loud...

"("Hang On") should be on everyone’s soundtrack, as it is a call for unshakable perseverance." [11/7/18]

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—Meredith Schneider, Imperfect Fifth

"A music and philosophy centering around a central Detroit ethos: raw, gritty, and honest." [7/6/15]

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—Mad Mackerel

"Straight-up, garage-fueled, edgy-yet-melodic rock sound."[7/3/15]

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—John Sinkevics - Local Spins

"Heavy on riffs and driving drums, fans of Wolfmother or any Zeppelin-influenced outfit will dig this record." [7/7/2015]

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—Ian Hays

"Drawing inspiration from bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, with some hints of The White Stripes thrown in for good measure, The Legal Immigrants found their own distinctive sound, and through this dirty garage rock aesthetic, they fashioned a bridge between a particular late ‘70s rock production and more modern and serrated indie rock rhythm." [6/24/15]

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—Scott- AmpKicker

"Drugs to Roses is a great album, and a must listen by rock ‘n roll enthusiasts. It recalls the decade that has defined the genre and replicating some of the great artists of the time while adding a modern touch." [7/6/15]

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—Ben Yung- The Revue

"Grand Rapids, Michigan-based rock band the Legal Immigrants strut, snarl and storm through the lyrically dense, bluesy new track 'Bily Goat'." [6/30/2015]

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—KDHX

"The Legal Immigrants stay true to the region’s hard-rocking tradition with this set of gritty, muscular garage-blues rock. The influence of Led Zep and Sabbath is inescapable — and welcome." [6/30/15]

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—The Big Takeover

"This new single 'Fork In The Road' is taken from their up-coming album Drugs and Roses and is a fine sample of the particular brand of modern blues-rock that the band are developing; with a tight song structure and conservative composition that reveals the pop-orientated approach to song-writing which the band are obviously cultivating." [6/29/2015]

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—Pure M Zine

 "Gritty, raw, and honest the band draws inspiration from Led Zeppelin and other heavy hitters from the past, so it’s no wonder what you hear will remind you of them. Throw in some modern day rhythms ala The White Stripes and voila, you’ve got The Legal Immigrants." [6/25/2015]

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—Kerriann Curtis- WORDKRAPHT

“'Bily Goat' which showcases their knack for distorted powerhouse riffs, sprinkled with sentimental “puppy love” lyrics" [6/26/2015]

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—Mike Olinger- The Vinyl District

"The Legal Immigrants are a blues-rocks outfit hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan but whose sound and style are very much rooted in the earthy textures of urban blues-rock luminaries such as The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The White Stripes and others." [5/28/15]

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—Pure M Magazine

I've never compared a band favourably to The Doors. In my mind, The Doors were just too unique, too singular to bear comparison of any kind. Yet less than 30 seconds into The Legal Immigrants track 'Fork in the Road' I find myself doing exactly that. The track is huge, an attention grabber from the very first chords and suddenly I am listening. [5/22/15]

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—Mandy Southgate - Addicted to Media

"There's just something about Midwest, blue collar blues that does us all in... The Legal Immigrants live and breathe the staple fruits of rock's past (Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath) and some of it's latest influences (moderns like The White Stripes) but there's a slow, glory that rises in these otherwise scrappy tunes that makes me really dig what I'm hearing." [5/19/15]

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—Ryan Spaulding - Ryan's Smashing Life

"The song has strong blues roots, reminiscent of older White Stripes and the Black Keys. It’s a painfully catchy tune and definitely worth checking out." [5/7/15]

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—Magnet Magazine

"Their songs are virulent and ragged but possess a certain pop foundation which gives them an aptitude for clinging to your brain for days. Sinewy guitar riffs and vocals that carry the lineage of Robert Plant’s emotional howl rise and fall among the tracks, giving the record an ageless appearance, but one that also doesn’t feel mired in the past." [4/29/15]

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—Dave Luttrull - Hellhound Music

“the charismatic, garage-fired energy of The Legal Immigrants have quickly established themselves as one of the region’s premier rock bands.”

—John Sinkevics - Local Spins

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