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Press Clippings

“The choruses are more often than not so damn catchy and memorable. Michael is a fantastic vocalist, not only impressing with a great voice but also bringing forth a tonne of personality… a total colourful blast of infectious proportions.”

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- Small Music Scene

“A true visionary and observationalist, Michael lays himself wide open and vulnerable through every track… a masterpiece.”

- Stargazer Music Magazine

“Through This Fire captures the resilience of the creative spirit with lyrics that embody the desire to not only push forward despite crushing adversity, but also to bend that adversity to one’s will.”

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- Collette Josef, MusicExistence

“Cleveland Native Michael McFarland is a Musical Architect”

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- Bill Smith, The Rock Office

“The percussion is precise and powerful, as well as the vocals… he knows how to use musical dynamics and silences in order to emphasize a specific part of the song.”

- Edrick Ziegler, NevermindMX

“Michael McFarland is a musician invested in wasting none of the tape on which he’s allowed to record. He sells the audience the verse, then sells them a chorus, then they get their checkbooks out. All of this while gliding through carefully calibrated vocal melodies. He’s already as good as many of his retro-rock influences.”

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- Eduard Banulescu, Alt77

“The EP is stripped down and raw, it’s McFarland and a guitar but you know what, it’s good, some parts are really good and it’s well worth picking up.”

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- Bear, ClevelandRockAndRoll

“We Are The Architects is a beautiful release from Michael McFarland with a very honest and real feel to it… great vocal tones and a drive guitar sound that brings the whole release together.”

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- Chloe Bevan, ShoutItLoud Reviews

“If you’re a fan of Matchbox Twenty, The Fray, or any guy who can write a good song, Michael McFarland’s music will really be comfort food to your ears!”

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- Debbie Mazella, Magic 98.3 WMGQ

“Michael McFarland, self-described writer, rocker, biker and geek, gave an upbeat, energetic performance… [his show] featured his beautiful rhythmic alt-pop original songs.”

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- Connie Williams, The Akronist

“He crafted an album that you, as a listener, won’t want to end.”

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- Shane Hunt,

“Creative videos and great songs”

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- iMoveiLive Online Music Magazine