"There's a subtle sexuality that penetrates Minden's saccharine indie pop. Erotic themes of bondage and role playing juxtapose with frontman Casey Burge's lighter subjects, such as searching for authenticity while selecting the right soda pop — it's all enough to leave one wiping his brow and licking her lips. On the Portland quintet's new album Sweet, Simple Things, Burge and his band — Lia Gist (vocals), James Taylor (guitar), Evan Houston (bass), Ryan Johnson (drums), Dan Talmadge (keys) and Papi Fimbres (percussion) — hone an evocative collection of smooth and danceable tunes, indulging in confectionary hooks laid over funky grooves. The nine song LP is delicious in its oddity, befitting feel good moments from West Coast summers to Parisian night clubs." -Hit City U.S.A.
"Portland’s Reptaliens have just revealed their debut lo-fi single Forced Entry. While the band may be new, the members are definitely veterans of the music circuit, bringing to the table their past experiences from Portland bands Blouse (Captured Tracks), Wampire (Polyvinyl), and Brainstorm (Tender Loving Empire)." -Culture Addicts