Christian Schaeffer at the Riverfront Times commented: 'For it's latest EP, the Upright Animals decamped to Blackbird Studio in Nashville, where the disc was recorded and mixed by Vance Powell (who has worked with the Raconteurs, among others). The professional studio space and the band's own deft production has yielded a clean, compact EP that finds the quintet comfortably working within the realm of modern rock while occasionally tinkering with the formula. 'The musicianship is suitably tight - guitarists and brothers Jim and Ben Peters spit rhythmic shards and wah-pedal-enhanced solos back and forth, and the rhythm section whips the songs into shape.' The music has been spreading like wildfire, and the Upright Animals have quickly become one of Missouri's must-see tough acts to follow. The band plays regularly at venues such as Mississippi Nights, The Pageant, and Blueberry Hill, both as headliners and opening for acts such as Ozomatli. The Upright Animals have been slowly spreading the word around the Midwest, playing cities like Columbia MO, Springfield IL, Belleville IL, and hopefully your town soon. 'The Upright Animals have the blessing of St. Louis rock royalty, having opened for Chuck Berry on a number of occasions. Just don't expect to see them duck-walking across the stage anytime soon. The quintet leans heavily on expansive rock & roll, using arena-sized riffs and larger-than-life drums to fill up the room. 'Jamie Irwin's big-hearted vocals are tailor-made for modern rock radio, and his band mates push him towards the stratosphere with spacey, amorphous sheets of sound.' - Christian Schaeffer - Riverfront Times 'Drenched in aching vocals and cathartic riffs, the biggest coup, though, has to be the firm establishment of a definitive tone, quiet and heroic bursts, and reverberating fills with counter-balancing melodies. The kind that make you want to finish that drink and get another.' ~ Dave Jasmon - Playback: Stl'