The new album by Riviera
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Press on Riviera“One of Chicago’s hottest rising talents. While the idea of a Chicago alt-country outfit blending folkie chords with experimental soundscapes isn’t exactly a new one, Riviera carves out its own niche by adding a healthy dose of pithy lyrics worthy of Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus.” - Chicago Tribune’s Metromix
“Riviera never lets its influences lead the dance, instead dizzying them with literate doses of absurdist humor and liberal doses of the hidden hooch in that hollow bible.” - All Music Guide
“Richly textured melodies, creative uses of feedback and electronic washes and the exploitation of all the colors in their sonic palette to create some memorable and moody rock and roll.” - The Rock and Roll Report
“Riviera is able to sound sincere in its wholesale borrowing of classic rock elements. I imagine it’s much easier to divine in a live setting, but Riviera never seems to labor during their songs. They trigger a certain satisfying déjà vu but through it all there’s an awareness that they’re operating on a platform well trampled by many bands, a certain self-effacing approach that keeps the focus squarely on the songs and not on the band’s influences.” - Stylus
“Their collective wit is literate and wry, backed by rock swagger and a willingness to let a tinge of rock noise creep in occasionally.” - Miles of Music
“Chicago-based Riviera assumes the burden of channeling crates and crates full of everyone's favorite albums… While labels such alt-country or Americana certainly fit Riviera's sound, At The End of the American Century also borrows from 70’s classic FM rock and the most accessible of contemporary indie rock, covering multiple aesthetic touch points without the self-conscious dress code of hipster hang-ups...” - Blue Mag
“Spot on for those who dig the sad bastard music that’s not so sad sounding. It actually makes for a great soundtrack for an indie flick that doesn’t exist yet.” - Punk Planet
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