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"They are simultaneously the circus' main attraction and P.T. Barnum's outlandish showmanship rolled into one." [7/16/2017]

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—Tape Swap Radio

"An absolutely essential band for lovers of musical eclecticism, with fun guaranteed." [9/15/2017]

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—César Alonso - Velvety

"This Way to Egress raise the spirits with a rousing back alley Jazz as they ask for a little comfort for their departing souls with 'Whiskey on My Grave.'" [9/27/2017]

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—The Alternate Root

"if we’re being honest, the majority of this work belongs in its own stage production." [9/26]

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—Meredith Schneider - Imperfect Fifths

"There are a variety of rambunctious instruments riding throughout the record, all sailing along to a soulful and inspired emotion." [9/21/17]

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—Sean Gonzalez - New Noise Magazine

"This Way To The Egress are an unexpected, entertaining and overall brilliant band. Their live show is more than just music, it becomes a mesmerizing experience, teleporting the audience to a different era with their vintage-style melodies and circus-like vibes." [8/13/2017]

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—Giulia Bisinella, Music-News

A sing-a-long chorus accompanies a non-stop piano riff to travel across “See No Evil” Roots music via Baroque Pop can be found in the music of This Way to Egress as they offer a cut from their upcoming (9-22-17) album, Onward! Up a Frightening Creek. [7/29/2017]

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—The Alternate Root

"“See No Evil” [is] a cabaret-inflected story told with horns and a charismatic vocal performance." [7/14/17]

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—Magnet Magazine

"There's a certain ethereal alchemy to the work of This Way to the EGRESS, built around a series of mesmerizing movements..." [7/7/2017]

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—Joshua Pickard, Nooga

"...the album trades off singers (Taylor Galassi, Sarah Shown) and styles (Gogol Bordello, Weird Al, Abney Park, Tom Waits, Lene Lovich) but never slows down like a madcap carnival ride possessed by ghosts — this promises to be one heck of a live show." [6/16/2015]

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—Keith Creighton- PopDose

"This Way to the Egress are the sound of torch lit music halls as they intricately blend death-defying rhythms and instrumental runs with gypsy jazz to dance in 'Tarantella', step high to match the jugband caffeine roller coaster romp for 'Lucy, a Story About Your Mother', sing a drunkard’s nursery rhyme in 'We Won’t Go', and pump out a bass thump under a flash-fire banjo strum for tough love that hopes for the best in 'Let’s Not Pretend.'" [5/27/15]

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—The Alternate Root

"The variety of instruments used is awe-inspiring as well as intriguing... Their sound is both fun and exceptional. This is what truly makes This Way to the Egress stand out." [5/9/15]

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—Caffeine Crew

"The band’s sound is a colorful collision of ragged rock, skewed eastern European beats, gipsy ska, sultry tangos and other brands of unclassifiable musical mayhem... While quickly reminding us of Gogol Bordello, Tom Waits and Man Man, This Way to the EGRESS impresses with their own absolute relentless energy, versatility and voice."

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—Glide Magazine

"For sheer originality, upliftment and cynicism, I give Great Balancing Act an excellent four out of five stars and would recommend to fans of gypsy jazz and indie folk." [5/15/15] 

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—Addicted to Media

"A delightful child’s rhyme about the end of the world, similar to “Ring Around the Rosey” celebrating The Black Plague." [5/9/15]

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—Danny McCloskey - The Alternate Root

"This Way To The EGRESS has been described as 'gypsy jazz,' as it incorporates European musical styles to form a unique sound." [4/16/15]

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—Magnet

"With intense tuba notes accompanied by a bouncy, yet dark accordion, the track from the gypsy jazz sextet bring to mind a bygone era of Downton Abbey women in 1920s flapper dresses dancing The Charleston in a 1930s Parisian Speakeasy with the likes of Django Reinhardt." [4/8/15]

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—Dave Luttrull - Hellound Music

"A lively and fun drinking song with a chorus even the inebriated can sing along with. Kick up your heels and dance along, we dare you to sit still through this one." [3/11/15]

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—Kerriann Curtis - WordKrapht

"Sounding like a drunk klezmer group, This Way To The EGRESS is comprised of many different unique instruments, among them a fiddle, an accordion, a six-string banjo and a trombone." [3/4/15] 

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—Magnet

"There’s no easy way to describe the sound that avant musical collective This Way to the Egress creates. It’s raucous and intense, incorporating bits of Eastern European melodies, off-kilter rock rhythms and bustling tangos in a whirling mass of musical havoc. There is also an unbounded sense of joy coursing through its veins." [2/20/2015]

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—Joshua Pickard - Nooga.com

On "We Won't Go": "This Way to the EGRESS turns in a madcap take on the underrated (if not unknown) gypsy-jazz-old-time-punk drinking song." [2/12/2015]

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—KDHX

"This Way to the Egress following up with seemingly unstable and insatiable tenacity."

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—Missy Philips - Tri State Indie

“The eclectic stylings of This Way to the Egress set the band apart from other groups – both mainstream and underground-and make for an audible experience not to be missed.”

—Metro Mix

“An amazing band, and so full of pure passion with their music, I don’t think I’ve ever had quite so much fun at a show as I did that night.”

—COMA Music Magazine

“Modern fashion and music references mix with the past and create a disorienting array of sights and sounds.”

—sixonezero mag

“If you like Tom Waits, Gogol Bordello, Danny Elfman or anything outside of the mainstream, you’ll wanna catch these folks.”

—Kennedy Center For the Arts

“This Way to the Egress has a unique and eclectic sound in a generation of Auto-Tuned pop. They are a complete and total breath of fresh air.”

—The Beacon

“If you’ve never seen Egress play live, it is startling to see them take the stage.”

—Matthew Albasi - Jump Philly

“They are part circus vaudevillians, part trickster brats and they put on an absolutely amazing performance worthy of Tom Waits."

—SLUG magazine

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