by Melt Magazine
“This album bravely hits a lot of typically taboo topics like vegetarianism and homophobia.” Melt Magazine, Nov. + Dec. 2008.
by Pat Radio
“(The song topics) go from the personal to the social to the political at the turn of a phrase…” Pat Radio, Program #122, June 18, 2008.
by Columbus Alive
“Its best track, the Everything But the Girl-style dance-floor ballad "Still Stuck," is as universal as any good love song.”
Columbus Alive, December 18, 2008.
by Jon Peterson
It's hard to come up with a fresh and unique sound in this post post-modern world of music, but Team Smile and Nod has managed to do just that. Their sound is sophisticated, playful, melodic and extremely engaging. On songs like: “Still Stuck" and "They Grow It" Kara Elizabeth and Rich Ratvasky show their ability to absorb cross generational influences from Everything But The Girl to SMiLE era Beach Boys. By digesting the atmospheric layering and sonic textures of terrific emo-pop of the past, they have produced an emotionally compelling sound for the future that is distinctly their own.”
Jon Peterson, Host, "Shakin It" WCBE/Columbus
by Life on the C-bus
“Kara’s voice is sweet, lively, and compelling all at once. One song it’s spritely and fun, the next her vocals are marked with an intense conviction that is impossible not to be drawn into.” Life on the C-bus, November 10, 2008.
“The standout song for the night is the standout track on the CD -- “Still Stuck.” …Of all the songs, “Still Stuck” is the one that most craftily fuses their folk and electronic sounds together then blends in vocals that are spot-on and lyrically fun.”
Life on the C-bus, November 10, 2008.
by Columbus Alive Blog
“…their album, Look Both Ways Before You Die, sounds like the work of seasoned pros. It’s female-fronted electro-pop with an unambiguous agenda for social equality.”
-Columbus Alive, Sensory Overload Blog, November 7, 2008.
by Curve Magazine
“It’s hard to resist something billed as “lesbian-fronted electro anti-folk,” isn’t it? The interesting combination of politically charged vocals with danceable electronic beats offered up by the duo Kara Sherman and Rich Ratvasky works particularly well on clubby cuts like “Still Stuck,” and
humorous diatribes like “Consumer Whore.”
Curve Magazine, April 2009