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some press….

SPIN MAGAZINE- The 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music

http://www.spin.com/articles/best-drummers-list-alternative-music/?slide=45

“made all of indie rock look like they had no idea what they were doing.”

SPIN MAGAZINE – Re-Ranking SPIN’s Top 100 Drummers in Alternative Music

http://www.swanfungus.com/2013/05/re-ranking-spins-top-100-drummers-in-alternative-music.html

“08. John McEntire / John Herndon (Tortoise) – God, what a duo.”

NEW YORK TIMES – Subtle Indie Rock, Aged for 20 Years

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/01/arts/music/01tort.html

“Tortoise, an instrumental five-piece band from Chicago, makes music of elaborate detail, rarely settling for a broad stroke when a sharp inflection might suffice.”

NEW YORK TIMES – New Jazz That Keeps an Ear Trained on the Past

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/arts/music/endangered-blood-and-starlicker-review.html

“Mr. Herndon is a member of Tortoise, the instrumental rock band that piles language on language: in 10 minutes of his playing you might hear jazz, funk, prog. (Elvin Jones, Clyde Stubblefield, Klaus Dinger.) He plays hard, and the set’s loud, heavy-footed feeling built upward from him.”

PEOPLE MAGAZINE – Standards

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20134569,00.html

“. . . with its weird pulsing beats and spacey guitars, Tortoise sounds a bit like Charlie Parker meets Radiohead. . . Cacophony never sounded so melodic.”

INK 19 – My Favorite Martian: An Interview with John Theodore of The Mars Volta

http://www.ink19.com/issues/june2004/interviews/marsVolta.html

“John McEntire (multi-instrumentalist/producer) and John Herndon — those guys played in Tortoise–they developed a style that was kind of dubbed-out, in that it swung but it wasn’t funk. That was very influential also. I have to proper those guys because I listen to their records all the time and always feel like, “Damn it, they did what I wanted to do first!”

MODERN DRUMMER – 25 Great Double-Drumming Tracks

http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2012/01/25-great-double-drumming-tracks/#.UjeI32TXiQg

“‘It’s All Around You’ simmers along all calm and collected, as an interweaving Afrobeat-like drum groove bounces by. So smart and sophisticated.”

MODERN DRUMMER – The Drummers of Tortoise: John McEntire, John Herndon, Dan Bitney

http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2010/05/john-mcentire-john-herndon-dan-bitney/#.UjeaqmTXiQg

“After nearly twenty years on the scene it helped create, Tortoise—and the group’s three drummers—continues to push sonic boundaries and rhythmic inventiveness.”