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Paste Magazine’s 25 Albums We’re Looking Forward To This Summer

5.3.10 We gave Crain’s debut album a 7.8 last year, saying: Lyrically, Crain avoids heavy-handedness. Some might argue that her vagueness is lazy; that she has no point of view or is afraid to make decisions. But there’s a beauty to the blank-slate possibility of her vignettes. —Steve LaBate Link to Article

  • Posted on May 27

NPR “Favorite Session”

KUT, June 11, 2009 – Hailing from rural Oklahoma, Samantha Crain and her band The Midnight Shivers have already achieved a good deal of national acclaim. A strong full-length debut, Songs in the Night, has certainly helped, but most of the positive press has been centered on Crain’s voice, which is powerful and accessible, clear […]

  • Posted on June 12

St. Louis Riverfront Times Feature

Shivers Me Timbers: Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers breathes new life into rock & roll By Roy Kasten Who would have guessed that Samantha Crain, the 22-year-old Shawnee, Oklahoma, native previously known only for the lovely and bookish (literally) EP The Confiscation — A Musical Novella, would wind up an indie-rock force? On her […]

  • Posted on May 4

Washington Post Review

SONGS IN THE NIGHT Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers — Bill Friskics-Warren It’s tempting, on first listen, to lump Samantha Crain in with the freak-folk movement that’s made all things fey and whimsical fashionable again. Ultimately, though, the backbeat on the Oklahoma native’s full-length debut is too firm, her reedlike warble too earthy and […]

  • Posted on April 28

Honest Tune Review

That someone so young should be able to write such spellbinding music just doesn’t seem fair. But from the first notes of Songs in the Night, the full-length debut from Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers, it’s readily apparent that Crain is blossoming into a prodigious power in the indie folk movement. Possessed with a […]

  • Posted on April 27