Looking for a hot dose of Sleater-Kinney on 78 RPM? The new song "Cinnamon" lands on both new releases and stands out as one of TJM's best moments yet. Other Shut Up and Play highlights include the catchy opener "Sinking" and the manic metal riffs of "Rally" and "Pancake." And the boys must have been spinning old Kyuss records prior to laying down "Easter Island," where Missa advises all to "get ready for destruction," before a thunderous, slow-motion sludgefest of a finale ensues.
-Chris Conti, Providence Phoenix, July 2010
“One Woman Wrecking Crew: Missa (The Jesse Minute)
This one-woman wrecking crew from the pop-punk juggernaut that is The Jesse Minute kills it on stage with sass and brass. Missa’s vocals remind me a lot of Kay Hanley from Letters to Cleo singing over a Bouncing Souls backbone that the band grinds out... The Jesse Minute are back in action kicking it into overdrive with plenty of chances upcoming to catch them live. This is a band that has really come a long way the past few years and have really honed down their mix of sugary pop meets punk rock mayhem.”
-Marc Clarkin, Motif Magazine, February 2010