November 13, 2016

Press about The Callouts from Providence, RI

Providence Journal – April 2020
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PVD playlist will keep you plugged into local music scene

“For anyone who digs ’90s-era punk rock, The Callouts might be just the band your ears have been looking for. Frontwoman Missa Hills is dynamic on vocals, while the dual guitars of Michael Grillo and Drew Safs up the amplification. The rhythms from drummer Daniel Ulmschneider and bassist David Delmonico are on point, and Underground Giraffe Fight, off their second album… showcases these qualities and more.” – Rob Duguay

the deli – June 2019
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“The band creates a unique mold for itself in its latest record Give Up: high-energy electric guitars and speedy drum patterns are balanced with sensitive pop hooks for a style that narrowly escapes the pop-punk label.” – Rene Cobar

Providence Monthly “the Bay” – April 2019
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SING ALONG – By Adam Hogue
The Callouts capture their live stage energy on album Give Up

The Callouts are a refreshingly all-in band. With a simple bass and drums to kick things off, the two guitars, bass, drums and vocals that make up the band come in fast, brash and make themselves heard the whole way through. The Callouts’ new record Give Up is the kind that immediately brings out the distinct spirit and nostalgia of blasting a record in your teenage bedroom or high school locker room through headphones and a Sony Walkman, not necessarily giving a hoot what people are saying or doing because you’ve got your album. .. ..

Motif Magazine – April 2019
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MUSIC AWARD WINNERS – Favorite Pop Punk Act: The Callouts

“Pop punk is not a lost art, and The Callouts prove it in convincing fashion. Their second album, give up, just out in January, shows no signs of a sophomore slump, with hook machines like “Amelia” and “Reverse Clooney.”… – JB

Dying Scene – April 2019
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The Callouts premiere video for “Amelia”

“Providence, RI’s The Callouts have released a music video for “Amelia” from their sophomore album Give Up, which was released earlier this year on 75orless Records.”

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The Callouts – Check Your Friends (75orLess Records)

It has been a few years since the demise of local pop-punk stalwarts The Jesse Minute. From those ashes we now have The Callouts with Missa Hills on vocals and guitarists Drew Safs and Mike Grillo from The Jesse Minute joining forces with local master beat master Dan Ulmschneider and David on bass. The Callouts’ debut, Check Your Friends comes firing out of the cannon with a blast of pop-punk with cuts like “Blue Letter” and the anthemic “Go All Out.” The combination of Hills’ sugary vocals and the loud guitars over a fast backbeat make comparisons to The Jesse Minute inevitable as Check Your Friends does start out like the band’s lost album. The more one dives into Check Your Friends the more The Callouts start to break free from the sound of their former band. Cuts like “Cannonball” and my favorite cut “Nothing Left” remind me more of a lost Letter to Cleo track than The Jesse Minute. The Callouts really start to drop the hammer on tracks like “Partly Not” and “We Were Kids,” which have a heavier rock ‘n’ roll thump, almost in the in the vein of Foo Fighters hooks. On Check Your Friends, The Callouts succeed in avoiding the trappings of being The Jesse Minute part 2 to expand into the future.

The Callouts’ CD release show for Check Your Friends with The Scandals, Zero Holds, and Ask The Dead rocks Dusk in Providence on October 21.

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The Callouts – Check Your Friends (75orLess Records)

The Callouts are a Providence, RI based band that combines searing guitars with a diverse rhythm section and the sugary pipes of Providence veteran Missa Hills. Their first release “check your friends” is an alternative/pop-punk extravaganza. The album offers something for everyone including heavier tracks like “We Were Kids” and “What Is It For”, as well as the pop-punk vibe on songs like “Blue Letter” and the short but sweet “Partly Not”. The Callouts live shows are a high energy replica of this album and they’ll have you singing along and coming back for more.