"The pair's second full-length and fifth overall, 2, motors on two things: the musicians' telepathic interplay and Becker's songwriting excellence. The twosome burns on ass-kicking rockers "Wire to the Walls" and "God Will Be the One to Blame," but shines brightest when negotiating the jagged angles of "Brownstar," Becker's cleanly picked riffs locked into Sandlin's nimble bash-n-crash. Elsewhere, "Goon," "32," and "Another Black Beauty" turn on Becker's distinctive ability to mesh Sixties R&B and heartland folk rock with Captain Beefheart-like twists, skewing left when you expect them to go straight and keeping your cochlea on its toes. Challenging enough to require time spent, but shot through with memorable melodies and soulful rock & roll verve, 2 rolls like thunder and aches with heart."
-Michael Toland, The Austin Chronicle
"The majority of 2 is comprised of compositions typical of Becker: songs of endearing wit that find their equilibrium in the taproots of rock and roll, where beat and melody come straight from the gut. But a few of these songs are bound to strike RTB2 fans sideways. Songs like “Cool in the Dark” and “32” jerk forward at cranky gaits, while “Brownstar” is hulkish and fueled by vented frustration."
-Dick Sullivan, D Magazine
"Second Coming: Five Years Later, RTB2 Remains The Same Band We First Fell In Love With"
-Cory Graves, Central Track
"RTB2 On Their New Album: Every Record Should Feel Like The First"
-Andy Odom, Dallas Observer
released 04 September 2012
Recorded at Elmwood Recording, Oak Cliff, TX and mixed at Echo Lab, Argyle, TX by Stuart Sikes in March 2011. Assisted by Justin Collins. "Goon" mixed at Elmwood. Mastered by Carl Saff, Chicago, IL. Art by Tony Ferraro / Rancho Folly.
© 2012 Art Ebie Music (ASCAP)