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“Relevant Noise” – Night Herons Deliver a Remarkably Strong Second Album - "Night Herons’ sound reflects alt rock, indie rock and hard rock elements merging into a raw, edgy sound driven by powerful guitars establishing contagious melodies..."

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"Oakland’s Night Herons have been steadily carving themselves a strong revivalist niche in the indie rock scene, combining the brutal sonic energy of The Stooges with an added touch of glammed-up sneer from the New York Dolls. Their second album, Relevant Noise, is, perhaps, more spaciously produced than their debut, but it is also arguably even rawer in terms of sheer force and drive..."

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"Relevant Noise is a more introspective album than at first it may appear. Night Herons brandish a unique ability to wrap real emotions in pure (and occasionally old-school) rock and roll. It’s a gift that lends itself to giving the listener the experience of being halfway through a song before a lyrical moment reaches out and squeezes the air from their lungs. Take a deep breath..." 

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"... Their second to last tune, “10,000 Women,” is just perfect, poppy, with a sardonic lyric and the band firing on all pistons around the power chords, heavy drums and nearly sing-able choruses. The Night Herons’ Relevant Noise is indeed very relevant, smart, and will get you coming back to the album again and again."

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