From the Ground Zero section of the Lincoln Journal Star -
The Allendales are Lincoln's proud purveyors of American and, as can be heard on "Low Morals and High Standards," they do it very, very well.
Americana of course, is about as amorphous a category as any in music, a catch-all for the American roots music combination of rock 'n' roll and country typified by the likes of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt.
That's precisely what The Allendales, who are named after the street, play: a pedal steel sneaking out of the big-beat rock 'n' roll tunes. "Low Morals and High Standards," produced by Sean Beste, captures that sound and the band's alcohol-drenched spirit to perfection. It's one of the best local records I've heard this year and one that's going to get plenty of spins on my players.
- L. Kent Wolgamott