||American Paint is one of those rare bands that arrive, seemingly out of nowhere, with a sound so comfortable you'd think you'd been born listening to it, yet enough twists to knock you off guard each time you think, "I've heard this before."
-- No Depression, April 1998
"American Paint is a stellar example of a song-oriented outfit that also knows how to tap into the right beat to get your head and heart rocking and rolling."
-- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"People don't make 'em like this often enough. There's a whole
Jayhawks/Wilco thang with a little Gin Blossoms energy... A great record with songs that have weight. Not an easy thing to pull off."
-- Yeah Yeah Yeah
"Alt-poppers American Paint's fine debut disc only hints at the places they are going."
-- Iowa City Press Citizen
"This debut is one of those rare albums that grabs you with the first three chords, holds you through multiple playings, and then leaves you wondering where you've been during the lapsed hours."
-- Pulse of the Twin Cities
"Kicking off the year with a remarkably crafted, self-titled debut,
American Paint have prceeded to hone themselves into one of Minneapolis' tightest live acts. Everything's in place - addictive hooks, gravelly vocals and country beats - as alternative country meets power pop in all its glory."
"This quartet captures the true American spirit of rock 'n' roll with its jangling dual guitars, ragged vocals and traditional harmonies. Meier's lyrics encompass the emotions associated with lost love, ex-lovers and friends long gone."
-- Iowa State Daily