Austinist – Joshua Huck – July 2008

“Channeling the ghost of the as yet undead but totally weird Tim Kinsella, Mr. Cross’ tunes are at once pensive and suffused with a recklessness that belies their meticulous execution. Smart and substantive, we suspect that we’re developing an addiction to these music nerds will yield an Austinist presence at many shows to come.”

Austin Chronicle – Michael Chamy – May 2003

Forty Second Scandals are one of Austin’s best unheralded bands…an AusTex commodity, able to blend emo-rock exuberance with jazz-informed sensibilities and the willingness and wherewithal to experiment. Complement features vibes, trumpet, slide guitar, keyboards, and samples weaving into a mix that sounds a bit like the Sea and Cake’s more chilled moments.”