"the band’s self-titled debut.....with a Randy Newman-ish sensibility permeating soulful tunes by Marianna Thielen and Reece Marshburn......has perfected an all-access pop sound that samples generously from its past, but has trudged into the future filling a keen sonic niche all its own." -Willamette Week
"...the group hones a sound all its own — one that, while still somewhat rooted in the soul of the ’60s (thanks in large part to Thielen’s impressive vocal prowess), darts off in other directions at a moment’s notice, seamlessly transitioning between rock, blues, jazz, pop, classical and everything in between." -A.P. Kryza
"...the group’s eponymous debut album is smooth, sophisticated and smartly arranged. It wouldn’t sound out of place on shuffle with Regina Spektor, the Carpenters and Pink Martini."
Read "The Bylines Break Through" a front page feature from Geoff Pursinger of the Tigard Times.