We're surrounded by tabloid sensationalism, style mistaken for substance, and the artificial deemed art. In an era where reality is scripted, fortitude and perseverance have gone missing. Yet in the midst of it all, something breaks through. Able to lend the aggravated ear a brief solace and reminding us that just maybe we havenâ€™t become too jaded, at least not yet. Out of this notion formed PICTURES OF THEN from Minneapolis, MN.
Seeking to defy these all-pervading patterns, the band has garnered national recognition with relentless touring, and heaps of press - including featured accolades from the likes of USA Today, Paste, MTV and Billboard Magazine. Onstage their energy is electric, catapulting from stingingly wistful tunes to full-throttle psychedelic abandon, earning them coveted slots at Summerfest, SXSW, CMJ, MPMF, UMS, and Billboard Music Conference. Amid routine appearances at colleges, festivals and venues nationwide, this band is hard at work gearing-up for their anticipated new release in 2012.
"Hip rebels with a cause and flare for nostalgia."
"Here's a band that seems destined for bigger audiences and greater acclaim."
"An amazing blend of reverent classicism and modern vision...always tasteful, completely infectious."
"Their masterful mash-up of folk and rock will no doubt have listeners on board for a voyage."