Selected Press

“Several of the songs are simply breathtaking… a contender likely to compete for album of the year.” –

“More important, the songs on their third album are their sharpest batch to date, ranging from Thin Lizzy-influenced rockers to desolate, country-steeped ballads.” – KEXP/Seattle

“It’s a love letter to classic American songwriting, a wonder of well-nourished craftsmanship. That title: poetry. As evocative a phrase as any you’ll hear this year.” – Seattle City Arts

“Muscle for the Wing rocks with dueling electric guitars, arrests with sweeping ballads and engulfs with full harmonies—all while maintaining the band’s most crucial elements, Dodson’s intoxicating songwriting and incomparable heart.” – Portland Willamette Week

“Catchy choruses and classic rock and roll guitars will never be out of style, and in turn, neither will Muscle For The Wing.” – Aquarian Weekly (NJ)

Additional Press

Blurt video premiere-Blood on the Highway

AOL/ Video of The Day

Sound on the Sound live review

Campus Circle (Circulated throughout colleges in Los Angeles)

Guerrilla Candy Blog album review

KEXP Song of the Day

Portland Mercury preview

City Arts “Blood on The Highway” single review

City Arts live photos from festival

Seattle Weekly album review + photo

SSG Music preview + tix giveaway

SSG Music preview + video post

Bellingham What’s Up feature

The Stranger – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s playlist featuring The Maldives

The Yakima Herald Feature



Yakima Herald feature


“But there are bands, such as Blitzen Trapper or Star Anna and The Laughing Dogs, that rise above the din through sheer virtue of their undeniable merit. They write good songs, and they sound authentic. The Maldives out of Seattle are another one of those bands.”




Speaker in Code Jam of the Day

Music Outside The Umbrella feature

Rainy Blawg Blog (Univ. of WA Blog) album review

Record Dept blog album review

Past Press

Spinner 2010 SXSW Interview


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