From the Austin Chronicle, Nov. 2016:
«Sometimes I forget that it's good enough,» declares Corey Baum with a lazy, scratchy croon in opening Croy & the Boys' debut LP, capturing Austin's still-surviving slacker vibe circa 2016. Produced by Adrian Quesada, Hey Come Back flows an easy country sway, honky-tonk born in the smoky haze of the White Horse more than the bottle tops of the Broken Spoke. Baum's vox lay back like a late-night stretch of highway, «Back to Something» shuffling along contentedly with the passing scenery, and «Woke Up in Love» dipping low against Carson McHone’s harmonies. The title track pops a country soul burst, suggesting a Doug Sahm/Freddy Fender flair accented by the accordion chugging through tunes like «Oh Ellie.» Throughout, the quintet mops the dance floor with unexpected flourishes, cutting into waltzing and two-step rhythms on «It Ain't a Life» and «Til Next Time,» while Baum's nasal twang twinges tender on «Ruby Close It Down» and «You Still Care» before «Leaving's the Last Thing» closes with a Tex-Mex send-off. Croy & the Boys make it sound easy, but the result is much better than just good enough."
Croy and the Boys