PRESS FOR "TANDI MY DICAFI" (2017)

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" Getting more profound and musically compelling has made Underlined Passages one of the best bands around." - Steve Holtje, The Big Takeover

"...a pleasant, concise experience that deserves as many accolades as anything Underlined Passages has ever done...evokes visions of women in puffy hair shoulder-dancing in oversized long-sleeved, cut-off shirts...there’s no reason it wouldn’t fit brilliantly on any playlist curated at any American college in 1987."-Colin McGuire, Frederick News-Post/Frederick Playlist

"In less proficient hands, this kind of ethereal pop can wander into areas of desolation, but instead, Underlined Passages offer gorgeous celebrations of brilliant musicianship. Underlined Passages are the band to listen to when all seems bleak, for there is an optimism and a purity to their playing that is uplifting, reassuring, and triumphant. I am so happy this one came my way." -Rich Quinlan, Jersey Beat

"Baltimore's indie rock outfit, Underlined Passages, deliver to us their new output, filled to the top with guitar driven, emotionally intense music!...its sonic palette is filled with nods to mid 80's flying nun Records indie rock and morden alternative music with soulful, borderline wistful vocals (couldn't help but be reminded of some of Simon Le Bons' performances with a touch of Billy Corgan to be honest) and catchy - twangy guitars." -Discogs

"...a beautifully textured, elegant piece of dream-pop as Underlined Passages craft a whirring, dark atmosphere." - Impose Magazine

"Latest album ‘Tandi My Dicafi’ by the wonderful Underlined Passages is a truly magnificent piece of work." - Sound Of Now

"It is a brilliant album, brilliant in that it is an album which both offers modern pop new possibilities, if only it would listen to reason, reclaims the term indie from the chart chancers (though in a perfect world this would be the soundtrack to the commercial cash till ring) and it reminds oldies like my of why we fell in love with music in the first place." - Dancing About Architecture 

"From the first note all the way to the last one, Underlined Passages delivers infectious, guitar-driven, melodically lush and easily memorable songs that will have you dancing, bouncing, stomping, nodding and feeling each note and each lyric. UP’s music is full of life, passion and soul!" - Middle Tennessee Music

"Turn those frowns upside down kids! Jamaal Turner and Michael Nestor of Underlined Passages release their new album, Tandi My Dicafi...and it is a serious winner. This is not music to put on in the background while you’re running around at work; it’s an album for the drive home after a breakup. It’s for lying in the dark with only your regrets for company. And it’s one you should listen to as soon as possible." - NJ Racket

"The album has a timeless feel; there’s nothing abut its sound that pins it down to any era, but it still sounds fresh and modern." - Musoscribe

"Tandi My Dicafi gets better and better from the moment it starts; it begins on solid ground but by the second half, it really shifts into another gear entirely.  Lots of great ideas, lots of imagination, lots of that mixed-emotional good stuff that real indie music is infamous for – these guys have got a great thing going on; Tandi My Dicafi has definitely made me a fan of Underlined Passages." SleepingBag Studios

"Underlined Passages’ attention to detail recalls some of My Bloody Valentine’s best work...Underlined Passages paints with a great swath of color, resulting in a summery airy atmosphere one filled with hope." - Beach Sloth

"With solid songwriting, great guitar playing and upbeat percussive elements, Tandi My Dicafi is an awesome project that is definitely worth a listen." - The Fresh Committee 

"...Tandi My Dicafi...retains the jangly dreaminess that first drew me to Underlined Passages." - Cool Dad Music

"Baltimore's indie rock outfit, Underlined Passages, deliver to us their new output, filled to the top with guitar driven, emotionally intense music!" - Musicbrainz

"Solid genre stuff for those that like their guitar crunch delivered in the sonic assault mode." - Midwest Record Review

"...addictive pop tones of "Silverlake" and the moody electronic eighties feel of "Your Bedroom...great record!" - JP's Music Blog


PRESS FOR "THE FANTASTIC QUEST" (2016)

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"I doubt there will be a more achingly beautiful album of guitar-driven indie-pop this year." - The Big Takeover

"This is solid, unpretentious songcraft that's clearly been crafted with care and precision, easy on the ears and soothing to the soul." - Jersey Beat

"The Fantastic Quest is an excursion into pure pop bliss. These tracks are extremely smart, melodic, and well-produced. And the harmony vocals are just fantastic." - Babysue

"“The Fantastic Quest” is a solid-enough collection of songs that will stick with you for days..." - The Frederick News-Post/Frederick Playlist

"‘The Fantastic Quest’ is a mighty endeavor...it’s an exciting piece of new music worth checking out..." - Tilting Windmills Studios

"I hate saying that a record sounds “fresh” but yeah, these guys adding some much-needed quality into the pop scene does sound fresh." - Dagger Zine

"Underlined Passage’s “The Fantastic Quest” represents the best of indie rock, tasteful, perfect, and brilliantly balanced." - Beach Sloth

"The Fantastic Quest is an unfussy, unpretentious album that reveals layers of careful thought over multiple listens. From the songwriting to the performances to the production, the work has charms for those who listen closely. Take some time with Underlined Passages; don’t be surprised if they win you over." - Independent Clauses

"“The Fantastic Quest” is the latest record from Underlined Passages and it is already one of my favorite releases this year." - Sell Out Records

"Underlined Passages continue their hot streak with “Everyone Was There”, perfecting the insistent indie-rock rhythmic magic that makes them so fun..." - Jamsphere Magazine

"Listening to The Fantastic Quest album is a genuinely enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. It’s one you can turn up loud, just how we like it, and there is that element of home, nostalgia, longing for the past, but the songs themselves are completely new. It’s a brand new thing to be addicted to..." - Stereo Stickman

"..they create a warm yet luscious sound that welcomes every listener in." - Indie Band Guru

"Immediately upon pressing play we were hit with a nostalgic vibe...the more I listen to it the more I’m really liking it. - BoomBoomChick.com

"[Underlined Passages] is all about organic textures, memorable melodies and clever arrangements...that can appeal to the most discerning indie rock purist, as well as the casual music listener." - Andrea Caccese (andreacaccese.com)


PRESS FOR THE SELF-TITLED LP (2015)

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"..the beautiful harmonies, the falsetto interludes, the little creative intricacies within the music….all make “Underlined Passages”, without a doubt, one of my favorite new albums." - Jamsphere

"...immediately refreshing amidst an indie scene chock-full of poorly recorded productions... a superb record" - Tilting Windmills

"...conjuring up the makings of a timeless record." - Glitter & Stilettos

"...you will agree this is a must for any serious audiophile's collection." - Verycool Tunes

"..this is a great album to sip a beer in the yard or prepare dinner to...the album is perfectly mixed...worth checking out for sure." - Jersey Beat

"There’s a lot of emotion in these songs, but it never goes over-the-top; like so much on this album, it just fits." - Independent Clauses

"[Underlined Passages] has the power to reach inside you and touch you somewhere you had forgotten all about, but once it is reawakened, you’ll know that you need to stand up and go and do that thing you’ve spent all these years telling yourself you can’t do." - Crossradar