It’s a sweet, catchy, yet substantial album of modern indie pop that encourages you to do what few other artist’s work of its ilk encourage you to do – listen again and discover what you missed the first time…Even the most cynical of listeners will find it difficult not to have a melodic brain freeze….
- John Castino, Innocent Words
On the band’s third album, Why the Great Gallop?, frontman and principal songwriter Scott Klass once again proves himself capable of taking seemingly trivial concerns and spinning them into quirky, cockeyed narratives
- Jonathan Keefe, Slant
The songs feature soaring melodies and exceptional vocals. But the songs themselves are the real draw here, as they have that strange inviting quality that makes them stick in your head like super glue. TOP PICK.
- Baby Sue
Longtime stalwarts of the New York power pop scene, The Davenports don’t release records that often, but when they do, they’re usually worth tracking down. “Why The Great Gallop?” doesn’t buck the trend.
- Leicester Bangs
If you are sick and tired of the pre-fabricated soul-less crap that passes for pop music nowadays, then let The Davenports remind you what brilliantly conceived and executed pop music is all about. Highly recommended!
- Kevin Matthews, Power of Pop
…some of the most lyrically and musically rich modern guitar-pop written by and for people who appreciate such cutting, take-no-prisoners observations that simultaneously celebrate and poke fun at their own worlds.
- Jason Damas, AMG
Klass writes melodic confections that seep into your psyche and stay awhile, and does so with wit and intelligence.
- Gary Glauber, PopMatters
…steeped in pop/rock–Weezer meets Ben Folds meets The Hold Steady–leading you to sing along to songs that you’re hearing for the first time while stories unfold of relationships gone awry….
- Chuck Plummer, The Deli
Klass is able to touch hearts and nerves by marrying words and music in a seamless construct.
- Kevin Matthews, MTV Asia