Paste Magazine: It’s nothing new or original to say that New York City is a bustling hotbed of emerging talent. On any given day, the coffee houses, poetry clubs, small-music venues, street corners and subways are alive with aspiring artists peddling their musical wares to anyone within earshot. Their ultimate goals and intentions vary, though all share a common desire ...read full article here
IA:Instrumental Analysis: Sometimes you hear music that is so heartbreakingly beautiful that you can't help being drawn to it. That is definitely the case with NYC's Bowery Boy Blue. Their CD, Stalk That Myth, plays like a lo-fi Americana orchestra. Touching vocals delivered in a way that you can't get out of your head, layered instrumentation... it's all there. Take a listen to "Come Closer, Sisters" and hear for yourself.
Icanthropy: Comparable to Tony Dekker of Great Lake Swimmers and Rolf Klausener of The Acorn, Bowery Boy Blue’s Zeb Gould has one of those gorgeously soft and delicate voices. Likewise, much like The Acorn’s Glory Hope Mountain, Zeb Gould’s magnificent vocal is backed by the equally brilliant instrumentations by the rest of the band on Stalk That Myth (the violin on "Come Closer Sisters", "Eye For Love" and "Ghost Of The Blues" is especially beautiful!). Bowery Boy Blue’s debut full-length is a fantastic folk rock album; it is wonderfully breathtaking and genuinely passionate.
9 Bullets: New York’s, Bowery Boy Blue are set to release their debut cd, Stalk That Myth on July 29. I’ve been listening to on repeat it all weekend working on the house and haven’t grown tired of it. Over the course of three years Bowery Boy Blue has grown from the solo efforts of Zeb Gould releasing EP’s to a quartet featuring Sam Crawford on lap slide and lead guitar, Christian Rutledge on drums, and Michael Trepagnier on Bass. Stalk The Myth is a lo-fi americana experience that should be considered must listen for any fans of Neil Young or Magnolia Elec. Co.
3Hive: If it's possible to have a father figure whom you've never actually met, Neil Young is mine. Ever since I can remember, he's taught me some valuable lessons just by picking (or swinging) at his guitar, blowing into his harmonica, and singing in that sweet, cracked falsetto. You get the sense that Bowery Boy Blue has learned a lot as well. Zeb Gould (who, with his wife Megan, also makes music as Stereofan) certainly borrows from Young's catalog for both his quieter moments and for his way with guitar fuzz. But he's equally enamored, as with Will Oldham and many of his kind, with the gothic roots of Americana. The result is songs that are somber, heartfelt, and sublime.
The Deli Music Magazine (NYC): It's wet and sad, soaring and intensely intimate, and has tunes that after hearing them only twice were running through my sleepy bed-head every morning for a week. Bowery Boy Blue is a master of lo-fi orchestration and uses limited means but exceptional ingenuity and craftsmanship to create these 5 haunted moments...The first track, 'Give em' what they want (Okay!),' will be added to every mix tape I make for the rest of my life - lyrics like pastoral paintings of stolen moments and subtly anthemic chorus.