PRESS
"Taft is one of the best musicians in the state,
and 'War of the Songs...' is a dynamic, thought-provoking album, worthy of any collection."

- Chad Taylor, Des Moines Cityview Magazine
(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")



"It's not often you find an unsigned band who features strong music and even stronger lyrical consistency. [...]
War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness is a 13-song epic that has got to be heard."

- Reggie Edwards, The Front Row Report
(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")


"If darkly complex, self aware music is something you like to spend your time with,
you need to pick up arms and join the War Of The Songs Of Light Against The Songs Of Darkness.
"

- Steven Reid, Sea of Tranquility
(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")



"A self-reflective and spiritual vein flows throughout "War," but it smartly never declares an outright agenda.
Instead, Taft uses it to tool his songs for enhanced power and drive. [...]
Bottom Line: Austin Taft’s new album is heavy in all the right places and is
wholly impressive based on its Cedar Valley origin."

- Jared Molstead, WCF Courier
(from a review of "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness")


"Austin Taft's self-styled 'Rock 2.0' seems to involve taking every guitar-orientated sub-genre,
and moulding it into something that is both dynamic and heavy.
With an abundance of talent, as well as the determination to succeed,
it will be intriguing to see where Taft goes next – Rock 3.0, perhaps?"

- Chybucca Sounds (Staff List placing "War of the Songs of Light Against the Songs of Darkness"
at #24 in their Top 50 Albums of 2012)



"Austin Taft's "Beneath The Sun and Beyond The Reach of God" release is nothing less than amazing.
Beautifully mastered and wonderfully pleasing to the ears.
It's not just a CD to listen to, it's an effortless journey of well thought out music."


- Cory Ford (Program Director/Brand Manager and Afternoon Host @ 97.7 KCRR
reviewing "Beneath The Sun and Beyond The Reach of God")


"The AUSTIN TAFT SOUNDTRACK is a great live experience.
When you see their name on the marquee or a poster for a show, make sure you are inside when they are on the stage."


- Brian Marshall (Host of UNSIGNED & UNLEASHED on ROCK 108, Waterloo-Cedar Rapids, IA)


"I have always appreciated [The Austin Taft Soundtrack's] basslines
and how polished and confident they are on the live stage."


- Shauna O'Donnell, MUEN Magazine [Music Underground Entertainment News]



"Incredibly ranged and talented,
The Austin Taft Soundtrack didn't so much perform FOR the audience as much as WITH it..."


- Ben Parsons (from a review of The Austin Taft Soundtrack performing at Gabe's in Iowa City, IA)


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