Kind words by Eternal Bummer founder Ivan Raczycki AKA Mikey Chuck Rivers:
"Joseph Elliott and Matt Brak hold bold lineage in some of Huron County’s best and brightest millennial scene bands. Acts like Lindsay Must Die, The Mafat Conspiracy, and Blaze N’ Murder (Brak the Blaze, Elliott the Murder), held court in Canadian legions and Teeswater town halls, slinging guitars over shoulders and wailing on rented P.A.s since Elliott was in elementary school. Over the past few years they’ve been quiet, and it hasn’t been since the two together relocated to Kingston, Ontario that some significant spark was set aflame. The result is Sleeps the Long Way Home, the stirring, beautiful masterpiece that is their new project A Cat Named Wolf’s debut record.
Sleeps the Long Way Home is, as the band calls it, “an impressionist album to lie down and freak out to.” A mostly wordless piece, Sleeps mind-and-mood bends using texture and tonal brushwork, following small instrumental ideas and passages into grand and grating expressions. Though their project envisioned string sections and full-band catharsis, ultimately time and resources constrained A Cat, leading the boys to condense their compositions to their very core. The result are seven cuts of delicate and arresting emotional atmosphere, densely dynamic dots and knots with a silent but sturdy sense of storytelling. The band found that as “each piece fades in and out, if you lie down and close your eyes, they hit you like waves.” They’re right: this record, both jarringly and gently, will move you."