Here’s what Boston Phoenix had to say about the Pencils.
A little candlelit acid prog, a little wheezy squeeze box, and some pecking at the ol’ glockenspiel dress up the fringes, but the key is deep-thinking songwriting. Memphis Pencils rock bedrooms and basements, but the architecture in their music is all secret passages and high ceilings.
Memphis Pencils and Messy Sparkles will kick off a two-week tour on Saturday, which will take them up through midwest cities St. Louis and Chicago, over to New York, and back down the East coast, which means even more exposure for two pretty incredible Fayetteville bands.
The Chicagoist is predicting big things for both of them.
We suggest checking them out at Silvie’s cozy lounge before the word gets out and they start playing massive summer festivals or venues with actual stages.
Next stop fame, and after that, “massive summer festivals or venues with actual stages.”
After that, fortune. Good job Pencils/Sparkles.