Ear Candy Magazine August 2004
I don’t know how many members there are in NEO or what their background is, but where in the hell have they been hiding? In the same league as Jellyfish and the Wondermints, NEO weaves a timeless string of perfect pop songs that is guaranteed to satiate the most hardened pop junky. Although you can detect influences of Revolver-era Beatles, Brian Wilson and even Burt Bacharach – NEO doesn’t wear their influences on their paisley-colored sleeves. Its rare for a band to capture a mood or a feel of a time in music without you being able to say, “that sounds like…” NEO are original in that they reinvent classic pop to make it sound fresh.
This CD gets the reward for the years most repeatable-play CD in my player. Hell, I even wore out one CD player recently and I’m pretty sure that this CD contributed!
Shindig Magazine September 2004
Neo (Sleeping City; CD)
Like The Wondermints NEO’s youthful Carl Wilson/Gerry Love vocals and fine scope in sunshine pop and breezy early ‘70s FM radio soundalikes offer the listener an array of timeless pop sensibilities, wonderfully played and sung. The sometimes-sterile-synth production may distract from being able to become fully immersed in the ornate pseudo-orchestrations, but when left to the basic necessities of jangling guitars and great harmonies, it’s sublime. Real good.
Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills
NOT LAME 2004
CD-R of some seriously Brian Wilson/Wondermints inspired sunshine pop! Think those bands, Lovin’ Spoonful, Tony Rivers, The Association and The Cyrkle. Lovely, lilting melodies glide smoothly, crisply over gentle Mama and Papas, Turtles inspired melodies. Neo is a project from Marc Silvert, who was in the early 80’s NYC band, The Revelons and worked with faves from that era Radio City and Buddy Love. But here, we have harmonies galore, brightening any room that plays this gem. A must for pretty much any fan of any of the bands mentioned above. Very Highly Recommended!