Lab Partners - Review for Wicked Branches:
Dayton City Paper

Volume 3, Number 15

July 13-19, 2005

Critic's Pick: The Lab Partners
The new album by Dayton's Lab Partners titled Wicked Branches, takes the warm atmosphere and flawless melodies of their previous album, Daystar, and expands them even deeper into space while keeping true to its indie base. The music's subtleties, which lie beneath several layers of sound, make the record not only something special but also extraordinarily unique, a mood record for night owls. The Lab Partners are one of the few acts who do not have a bass player, instead using the synthesized keys of Amy Smith to fill in the void. Wicked Branches will be officially released on Tuesday July 19, but eager fans can purchase it early at