“… really goddamned great music.” – CORY DOCTOROW – BoingBoing.net
“You should go see them; they know how to put on a great live show, their songwriting is top-notch, and they’re on their way to being gigantic.”
- PAUL CONSTANT – The Stranger
“the songs are memorable, lush with cello and violin that add drama and depth to the acoustic guitar” – MEGAN SELING – The Stranger
“Some bands like to have the strings and guitars battle over the song, but Pillow Army weaves the cello and viola into the music, laid down by the guitar, creating a depth that is hard to achieve.”- NICK LARZALERE – Seattle Show Gal
Elements of your favorite indie bands march in the fluffy ranks of Pillow Army. Drummer Paul Culala and bassist Tim McClanahan drive the songs with a non-standard minimalism popularized by Spoon. Violinist Rachel Sage, and violist Mara Sedlins weave rich and complex sonic landscapes that appeal to fans of Arcade Fire and The New Pornographers. Soaring overtop is lead singer / guitarist Tim Franklin, who’s raw energy summons the spirits of Neutral Milk Hotel and Violent Femmes. Armed with an expansive arsenal of brilliantly composed and arranged songs, Pillow Army is advancing quickly, so you better put on your cammies, grab your brain-buckets, and prepare for battle!