Reviews of the Self-titled EP:

"This fiddle-and-Fender-employing, sometimes lightly swinging local splits the difference between alt-country and powerpop like his sometime collaborator Rhett Miller; his new EP opens with one of the catchiest songs about Oliver Twist since Mott the Hoople's." -Village Voice

"New York and Texas aren't supposed to get along. But they coexist beautifully in Todd Deatherage, the Dallas-born singer/songwriter whose five years living in Brooklyn have added a wry New Yorker's wit to his endearing big-sky romanticism. Dream Upon A Fallen Star, Deatherage's first long player, offered a classic country sound and vocal lines that bloomed into an endless, effortless sustain. His latest, a self-titled EP produced with the help of UK remix whiz Damien Mendis, may be a pop-rock affair, but those old country roots still poke through now and then- even in the bouncy "Undone," featured on a recent episode of Veronica Mars."
- Portland Mercury, OR

"Deatherage blends indie, pop and folk rock in his quest to create something uniquely his own, a sound his listeners love to hear, that unique sound that won't get out of your head even hours after you've put the CD away." - Jupiter Index

"[On] Todd's new self-titled EP, each song is well written and performed, showcasing Deatherage's natural songwriting skills. 'Linger On' is a standout track, with easy lyrics for any listener to catch on to and sing along with. It's surely a radio friendly song. I am sure that with time we will be hearing it, or many others by Deatherage, on the airwaves all over the country." -

"Todd Deatherage has a name for heavy metal, but a brain to combine indie-rock with literary references ('Can I please have some more,' he begs in 'Oliver Twist'). His debut release, Dream Upon A Fallen Star, drew comparisons to Wilco and Gram Parsons yet featured a slight pop bend. His new self-titled EP is a far different record. Although maintaining much of his writing style, he's changed to an almost deadpan delivery and incorporated strains of Sonic Youth and The Pixies, which reflects the Texas native's current New York address." - Independent Weekly, Lafayette, LA

"Some CD's have an instant appeal while others take a spell to grow on you. Todd Deatherage's self-titled disc is of the former category. It seemed to grab hold of me from the very get go." - Little Rock Free Press

"Deatherage plays Wilco-like alt-country with a punk rock stare and plenty of attitude." - AM New York

Reviews of Dream Upon A Fallen Star:

"[One of the] top ten bands that make New York sing. Dream Upon a Fallen Star mixes roots-rock scribblings with jazz, rock, and pop stylings. 'Lose Myself' could even be a 60's pop standard." - NY Post

"[Todd's] singing alternates between a Rufus Wainwright-style croon and a more humble folkishness, and his wordplay is quite sharp. Keep an ear out." -Time Out NY

"With buddy Rhett Miller guesting, Deatherage's debut finds alt-country minor leaguer busting out some fine Gram Parson-y grooves. Check him out just in case his tunes seem to match Parsons', you can say you saw this omnipresent performer way back when. Texas Twang with New York rock edge, a honky-tonk Elliot Smith. [Todd's] yodeled parts suggest if Vince Gill joined the Replacements, which might make them the next Pure Prairie League." - Village Voice

"The TDB favors ambling country-rock and sharp songwriting." - The Onion

"His show is so compelling- nearly an hour of twangy songs, great stories, and a Johnny Cash cover." - Boston Globe

"Singer/songwriter Todd Deatherage must have broken some hearts while mending a few of his own. A country rock background allows Deatherage to play around musically in order for each song to take shape, and [this record] highlights his motivation." - AMG Review

"An amazing sense of melody and lyrics, that blend beautifully with a more-Wilco-than-Haggard smoky country sound." - New Haven Advocate