"an expertly tailored, absurdist fuck-you to the rom-com, and a ringing endorsement for the symbiosis of
editor Kyle Blair-Henderson and composer Michael Sempert."
"An inward survey of those intricate expanses between ourselves and others."
"This is a track I put on repeat and imagine a different story for each play through. It feels like a science fiction story put into music, and I have the pleasure of deciphering it."
--- New Classic LA
"To put it bluntly, I don’t know of a more talented songwriter in the Bay Area"
"Like a high-concept mashup of two of the slickest eras of pop production... ebullient"
"Synthesizer crescendos create a lonesome soundscape"
"So gorgeous I find myself playing it over and over again… Lulls you into magic"
"Linear forms with an emotional pop arc."
"High fidelity on both an intimate and epic scale."
"An absolute stunner."
"Epic art pop"
"Ripe with the flickering, rare magic"
"Awesome...and wildly unsettling"
“A little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, a little bit electronic and all kinds of intriguing pop.”
— The Onion AV Club
"When Neil Young discovered the synthesizer, he made Trans. San Francisco's Birds & Batteries demonstrate another — dare we say better? — way that combination could have worked."