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"Roll With You"
Featuring the Lightin' Hot Singles “(Doin' The) Boom Boom” and "Take My Love With You"
Irish Release June 27th, 2008 on Q DIVISION RECORDS
The anticipated debut album by Boston’s young new voice of soul: Eli “Paperboy” Reed. The True Loves, his 7-piece band complete with horn section, breathe fire around Reed’s powerful, committed vocals and classic songwriting.

Named as one of the 8 acts to watch in 2008 in MOJO Magazine and was the first track on the March/April Mojo sampler.

For Fans of:
• Stax / Hi Records • 60s R&B / Soul
• Sharon Jones and the Dapkings
• Amy Winehouse

Put on "Roll With You", the new album from Boston-based soul band Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves, and chances are you’ll immediately feel the urge to either dance or cry.

“That first response to a record is the most important,” says frontman Eli Reed. “If a record comes on and makes you want to dance right away, then you’re doing a good job. If a record comes on and makes you want to cry right away, you’re also doing a good job. I think this album does both.”

Roll With You is a vital, gospel-tinged mix of sweaty, up-tempo numbers and aching, lovelorn ballads that connect instantly thanks to the passion of this young performer and his equally young band. The True Loves may employ classic soul stylings but they make the music their own by performing it with the youthful abandon that only a group of seven talented guys in their ’20s can muster.


"There are singers who sing and there are singers whose sheer power of expression can knock you off your feet. Eli 'Paperboy' Reed falls firmly into the latter category ... [he] threatens to be one of the defining voices of the year" - MOJO MAGAZINE

"Mr. Reed invokes the stylish and muscular R&B of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke with convincing suavity." - THE NEW YORK TIMES

"A whole-hearted son of soul ... Amy Winehouse better watch her back." - VILLAGE VOICE

"Serious swagger and old-school sincerity ... a local favorite set to break out on a national level." - BOSTON GLOBE

"[A] star on the rise ... Reed stunned the crowd [as he] screeched and hollered through a no-holds-barred set of originals that could be easily mistaken for lost Stax classics." - THE BOSTON HERALD

"The truth is in the grooves ... [Reed's song 'The Satisfier'] is the sound that's bulldozed the skeptics - dirty guitar, in-the-pocket rhythm section, goosy organ, rocking call-and-response horns, and backing vocals that out-Ronson Mark Ronson." - BOSTON PHOENIX

"[Reed's] blazing soul get[s] the pulse racing and the spirit testifying. The brilliantly nicknamed singer combines the sob of Al Green with the beef of Otis Redding, and boasts a band, The True Loves, who look young enough to be in some emo group but have better taste." - MOJO MAGAZINE

"[Reed] is strong and confident...he delivers a classic soul boast without sounding churlish or macho..." - NO DEPRESSION

"The audience was fully swept up in the soul wayback machine [Reed] and his band constructed ... one look at Reed wailing his guts out and it was clear he meant every note." - BILLBOARD

"If you do only do one thing this week, [go see] Eli 'Paperboy' Reed ... The talented singer is clearly screaming from the heart." - TIME OUT NY

”If I had to pick a new song I loved, I'd pick "Take My Love With You" by this guy from Boston, Eli "Paperboy" Reed. Could he be the male Amy Winehouse? Why ever not?”

ROLL WITH YOU Tracklisting:
Stake Your Claim
Am I Wasting My Time?
It’s Easier
The Satisfier
Take My Love With You
I’ll Roll With You
She Walks
I’m Gonna Getcha Back
Won’t Give Up Without A Fight
(Am I Just) Fooling Myself
(Doin’ The) Boom Boom

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