Ten Percenters is a mix of surf music, Pixies-style pop dynamics, classic rock and punk riffs. The band is a collective work of four singer-songwriters that brought each of their influences from former bands into one unique blend of music. James Roebuck was in the Sonars, a 4th wave surf band. Chris Morrison was vocalist and bassist in the Yellow Cabs, a hard-hitting punk/metal band, and Vic Newman and Morgan Schlaline are in the comic duo- The Croutons. By blending a bit from each of these projects, the Ten Percenters are able to create a unique blend of music. The result of their first year and a half together is shown in the first EP release 'The Fool'. These are songs that surprise! The not-so-subtle political commentary of '54321' is complimented by a guitar hook soaked in reverb. The guitars sweeten up for 'The Diddler' and the surf rock swagger of 'Rock Pantry' gives way to the sixties pop of 'Now is All We Need'. '7-11' kicks open the doors and streaks through the aisles and halfway into '(Don't Go)Supernova (On Me)' Morgan hollers and suddenly the band is rocking in the swamps of Alabama. Pick up a copy of 'The Fool' today, you won't be dissappointed. This is a new breed of desert rock that will be coming to a radio near you. (ALBUM REVIEWS) TEN PERCENTERS 'The Fool' I was wondering what the love child of early U2, Pixies, R.E.M., Sublime and The Byrds would sound like. It's not to say the TEN PERCENTERS are ripping anyone off. TEN PERCENTERS come off very original they just are influenced well. Much props to the two guitar intertwinning instead of following each other. The vocals are perfect blend of Bono and Frank Black with a dash of Brad from Sublime. A couple of tracks get very dreamy and atmospheric. TEN PERCENTERS write fabulous sweeping chorus'like on 'Now is All We Need'. '7 11' is a rockin' track via Nirvana. This is a strong effort by TEN PERCENTERS from Tucson, Arizona. Buy it! Review March 2006 NWxSW Connections 'They've been in many bands, and personnel shifts, but the four friends now called the Ten Percenters travel close, like the stars in a cluster. Vic Newman (guitars and vocals), Morgan Schlaline (drums), James Roebuck (guitars and vocals) and Chris Morrison (bass and vocals) have played in bands such as the Yellow Cabs and the well-loved Croutons, but Ten Percenters seems to be what they were meant to do all along. Propulsive, passionate without staginess, they're wonderfully tight and inventive at once. Idiosyncratic in a Cracker sort of way, the Ten Percenters have reached an effortlessness that reflects all the work that came before.' cia romano, fall 2005 tucson underground.