For those who prefer real meat on the bones of their power pop, look no further than this second release by under-the-radar, Jersey-based band, Waiting For Henry. Real meat, cured, seasoned and prepared with love by no less than Mitch Easter, fans of whom know exactly how much he can lend to anything he touches… Each of the 12 tracks on Town Called Patience stirs the listener in record time with serious hooks, harmonies and enough tough and/or melodic guitar sounds to stir your inner rock star. Influences abound. Early Matthew Sweet, R.E.M. and Replacements come to mind – yet these solid-rocking mini masterpieces have little else to do with anything beyond the musical vision shared by lead vocalists/ guitarists Dave Slomin and David Ashdown, bassist Mike Chun and drummer Rob Draghi” - Eric Thom

BLURT Magazine

...The entire album has a potency that is to be admired.  Each song stands on its own… This is quite a masterwork with that Athens, GA lead guitar sound at full force and gale. Absolutely smoking… Back in the late 1960’s-early 70’s these men could've stood beside the best of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, Seatrain,  and the like. They would have had their spot and they would have been respected.” - John Apice

No Depression Magazine

WoNoBloG    ...Hearing the first song only, the strangely titled 'Musconetcong' (it's a river in New Jersey, so I found out), I knew that Waiting For Henry and I were going to be alright.  It was that simple... The way the lead guitar plays in the first bars has everything from The Tragically Hip to southern rock bands of the 70s. And when the singing starts all that fits in a country rock voice presents itself. Gritty emotions from travelling on too many dust roads swigging a moonshine liquor container until the final drops are licked off the lid. In short a bit rough and dirty...  it is about touching people and that is what Waiting For Henry does. The 12 song set is well-balanced between the rockers, the rock ballads (of the not Foreigner kind) and hints at country. So all's well in a Town Called Patience.” - Wout do Natris

WoNo Magazine (Netherlands)

Echoes of proto-Americana bands like Wilco and Old 97's are awash in this warm and welcome second album from four-piece Jersey band Waiting for Henry. Town Called Patience, with its sharp hooks and memorable lead guitar lines, serves as a sympathetic and effective musical backdrop for the lyrics of Dave Slomin and David Ashdown. While Slomin's radio-ready vocals draw the listener in, Ashdown's raspy singing often takes on a world-weary tone. The jangle quotient is especially high on tracks like "Parsippany" and "Could It Be," which isn't all that surprising when a band is aided and abetted in the studio by R.E.M. and Connells producer Mitch Easter. The result is a tight and unified (but not glossy) sound that'll prove particularly pleasing for the more country-rock inclined followers of the '80s college-rock movement. — BK” - Bill Kopp

Colorado Springs Independent

This sophomore effort from Waiting For Henry is the perfect elixir to a hot, uninspiring summer – breezy, melodic and guitar-laden end-to-end.  The New York/New Jersey-rooted band has hit stride and helping to give the songs even greater impact is the production work of the legendary Mitch Easter, as it was recorded down at Easter’s Fidelitorium in Kernersville, NC and has the mark of some of Easter’s best know and most acclaimed work (especiallyReckoning)... A dozen songs that wake you up and give you pause to think and enjoy.  It used to be that the second album was a make-or-break thing for bands, but so many releases have come and succeeded that no newer bands need worry about such a cliche – at least Waiting For Henry doesn’t.  This is a confident, solid and completely on-the-one effort.” - Rob Ross


I covered Waiting For Henry back in 2013 when they released Raising A Toast To Everyone’s Ghost and I loved that record and now Town Called Patience continues that passion I have for this band’s direction and musical growth. If you’re a fan of rock music in the tradition of R.E.M., Whiskeytown and Wilco, you are going to love Town Called Patience.” - John Pfeiffer

The Aquarian

MICHAEL DOHERTY'S MUSIC LOG Waiting For Henry is a rock band with strong country and folk influences and a bar band edge and rawness, reminding me at times of bands like The Life Of Riley and Wilco. ” - Michael Doherty

Michael's Music Log

A few years back, Mr. Henry, fronted by vocalist/guitarist Dave Slomin, was the band that should have been the big breakout in New York City.  Never happened for various reasons.  Not to worry as Mr. Slomin is back with a new band and better than ever.  Added to their R.E.M.-like alt-rock mix is Chicago-based drummer/guitarist/vocalist David Ashdown.  His no-nonsence ‘tude brought them some serious Midwestern rock and roll sensibilities.  this is not the art rock that often rises from the rank and file of New York’s club scene, just straight ahead timeless classic rock – two guitars, bass and drums – and perfect for any playlist in any era.” - Dusty Wright

The Huffington Post

THE ALTERNATE ROOT’S “TOP 30 ARTISTS RIGHT NOW!”  #29. Waiting for Henry – The streets of rock and roll history are littered with bands that had everything in place to explode – except fate.  We could list hundreds.  The New York City band Mr. Henry was one of them.  Fate forgot to intervene.  Fate, being a fickle girl, came back around in 2013 and intervened on behalf of Waiting For Henry.  Shades of indie rock urgency, garage band attitude and a Jayhawks meet R.E.M. intelligent power make the 2013 release Ghosts & Compromise one of the best Roots Rock albums of the year.  Fate Brought Dave Slomin and Dave Ashdown back together for the first time since SXSW...  Fate landed Ghosts & Compromise on our desk and we’re repaying her by giving a solid thumbs up to Waiting For Henry as one of the Top 30 Contemporary Artists on our list.” - Bill Hurley

The Alternate Root

Waiting For Henry is a “back to the future” band that holds its own in a genre ruled by current kings such as Red Wanting Blue and Gaslight Anthem.  The band is a guitar lover’s dream that pays homage to the indie bands that left an indelible mark on generations of twang-addicted dreamers…  The unapologetically gritty rebellion of the The Replacements, the melodic jangle of the REM and the back porch Americana twang of The Felice Brothers are all in there, and it’s waiting for you to revisit the past while applauding this band’s bright destiny.   ” - John Pfeiffer


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