“Different Kinds Of Love”
Featuring “Letters,” a tale of internet unfaithfulness, the haunting “Loneliness (Is a kind of forgetting)” co-written with Robert Burke Warren (Roseanne Cash), an overworked mother singing to her only child in “Real Good Mama”, the rockin’ “Your Wish,” the folk-rockin’ “Wisteria” and the straight up twang-boogie of “I Wanna Wear White.”
The fourth album by this veteran New Jersey band, a mix of bluegrass-informed roots-country, is a heart tugger of failed relationships, wandering love, and dead-end lives. Elena Sky’s raw, earthy vocals and Boo Reiners’ slinging telecaster dance and hop above the driving rhythm section. Different Kinds of Love, produced by Skye and Reiners, shows a band that has grown as musicians and creators, but have stayed true to their unrefined, emotional sound.
— Miles of Music
“The Demolition String Band has ventured from punkish alt.country to acoustic stringband updatings of the songs of Ola Belle Reed. Their latest is proof that a band this edgy and adventurous can just keep getting tighter and crisper performing together over time. Different Kinds of Love features the strong points they’ve shown for years, Elena Skye’s sharp songwriting and Boo Reiner’s immaculate picking for instance, and powers them up with new rockabilly-tinged thrust.”
-Barry Mazor (No Depression Magazine, Wall Street Journal)