Matthew Milia & crew bring 14 hair-raising songs about the dark stretches of thought within relationships & realizations of ones home. Milia's loquacious melodies are enhanced by the swelling saw & trumpet of Zachary Nichols. Wavering between the worlds of age-old bluegrass, turn of the century broadsheets and today, Frontier Ruckus is no age of yore revivalist outfit; rather more a synthesis of modernity with a rose glassed tint, and unwavering honesty...
Led by the quavering vocals of Matthew Milia, this Orion (pronounced 'OR-ee-un'), Michigan quintet creates white-hot folk music tailor-made to burn a hole through sunken porches...Milia's dank and smart turns of phrase grasp for a past that's not quite there. The sun bleeds onto the horizon and Milia's skeletons dance. 8/10 --Under the Radar
...it seems the year's best alt-country record is from a nascent band that calls suburban Detroit home...Frontier Ruckus has pieced together an endlessly fascinating record...Matthew Milia has achieved a rare sort of sound that simultaneously evokes myriad influences while coalescing into a unique whole. --Hear/Say
...one of the greatest folk bands the Midwest has ever seen. --All Things That Rock