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4H Royalty

"Unabashedly proud of their rural/western roots...a really effective mix of the contemporary and the classic, the urban and the rural. Not everyone who lives in a “flyover” state is a reactionary hick; these guys upend any number of negative stereotypes someone might have about the types of people who live here. I love bands that can do that, as well as walk that line between genres as well as they do."

-- Runeii - Ten Thousand Words in a Cardboard Box


"4H Royalty's music is not concerned with the normal crucibles of alt.country: stabs at rural "authenticity," put-on twangs, well-tread cliches. Instead, lead singer and lyricist Zach Boddicker creates song structures that alternate between narrative and lyric impulses, between honest emotion and off-kilter snapshots of rural and western life."

-- Matthew Fluharty Ph.D - Art of the Rural



Overview

4H Royalty: The Virtues, Spices & Liquors of Home by Runeii (Ten Thousand Words In a Cardboard Box)


Liars & Outliers-era

L & O review on Adobe & Teardrops

L & O review on NineBullets

L & O review by A.H. Goldstein (Westword)

L & O review by Matt Jennings

L & O review by Stephen Carradini (Independent Clauses)

Denver Post Write-up by Josh Johnson


Where UFOs Go to Die-era

Best Albums of First 1/2 of 2012 by Charles Hale (ninebullets.net)

WUGTD review by Stephen Carradini (independentclauses.com)

Uncle Critic WUGTD album review

Denver Post's "Steal This Track!" by Eryc Eyl

Dutch Seyfarth (Westword) review of 4HR's set at the 2012 Westword Music Showcase

4HR write-up by Scott Foley of "Routes & Branches"

WUGTD Review by Charles Hale (ninebullets.net)

WUGTD Review by Jon Solomon (Westword)


COLOSSOLALIA-era

Feature on Art of the Rural

Denver Post's "Steal This Track!" by Eryc Eyl

COLOSSALALIA Review by Charles Hale (ninebullets.net)

COLOSSALALIA Review by Jason Heller (Westword, the Onion)

COLOSSALALIA Review by Matt Jennings (unclecritic.com)