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10 MN ACTS POISED TO POP IN 2017 (City Pages)
"Despite the group’s cheeky moniker and wry outlook on life, Lazy Scorsese are formidable mood makers with surplus depth.
Their October EP Grigio stirs an abundance of moods — from dread to ennui to bliss — in its scant four-song run. As the title suggests, Grigio is a study in grays, not specifically the color, but the philosophical concept of the in-between. It’s best capitulated by six-minute lead single “Soulshaper,” a marathon of dreamy guitars, incorporeal vocals, and ambiguous songwriting.
BEST BAND NAME 2017 (City Pages)
"In Donnie Darko, Drew Barrymore’s character said that, out of all the possible phrases in the English language, “cellar door” was the most beautiful. Well, that former child star never got her hands on Grigio, the debut record by the mellifluously named Minneapolis band Lazy Scorsese. Sibilant and hilarious, the moniker appears half classical French and half Brooklyn cab-speak. It sounds like Marty at the helm of a Meet the Parents sequel or the nickname you’d give to a bespectacled janitor at the Seward Co-op. The mental conjurings are endless, but the reality is that these local space cadets have stumbled upon a perfect flag under which to sail their amorphous, far-out psych rock. Barrymore be damned."
"A big part of its appeal comes from its sweeping, cinematic, occasionally psychedelic production quality."
"For a band with the word “lazy” in its name, Oslund and Co. sure seem to be up and at ’em."
LIVE REVIEW 10/24/16 @ FIRST AVENUE & 7TH ST ENTRY W/SUNFLOWER BEAN & THE LEMON TWIGS
"First on the bill were locals Lazy Scorsese. I hadn’t heard of them before, but I really enjoyed their music, and even ended up looking up their new EP Grigio, that was just released last Friday, before the show even ended. Their music tends to be on the slower side with a lot of these dreamy, hippie-synth vibes. Their sound is a bit dark and psychedelic, but still has airy hints that kept the atmosphere light. They had a really chill stage presence that fit well with their sound and the crowd seemed to enjoy them."
"The band was serious, particularly singer Oz, who looked intense like Charles Manson"