"With glam rock roots and shoegazer style, this quintet is every local booker's first pick to open for acts like the Strokes and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The bewitching persona of elegant frontman Travis DeVries will be on display when they tour the U.S. this summer."
- SPIN Magazine
"Parallels is a superb slab of highly melodic shoegazery on which the band reinterprets the lovely garage-drone of the Velvet Underground in much the same way as Dean Wareham did with Galaxie 500 and Luna, frequently adding the kind of billowy guitar fog that any fan of My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, or early Verve would love to get lost inside.”
- Seattle Weekly
“’Simply my favorite new Seattle band,’ Peter Buck has enthused about The Turn-ons. ‘If I said that their sound was a comination of the Velvets, T. Rex, and Spiritualized with a dash of Yo La Tengo if wouldn't do them justice.’ Formed in 1997 by singer Travis DeVries and guitarist Corey Gutch, the band's 2001 debut was clearly influenced by Bolan and early 70's Bowie. But third album East, from which the jangly "New Jesus" comes, has had critics reaching for the My Bloody Valentine and Ride comparisons to describe its compellingly narcotic, reverb laden guitar rock.”
- Uncut Magazine
“Showing some strong Velvet Underground and Spiritualized influences while more fully coming into their own, the Turn-Ons have hit their stride with their best release to date.”
"Alternately sparse and voluminous, the 11 tracks are not written to be a backdrop for washy guitars and an excuse to use a delay pedal, they're written to breathe with the hum and whirr. The chord progressions are clever, the vocals get stuck in your head, and the overall sound is breathtaking. Yes. Gorgeous."
- CD Baby Editorial
"The new album, Parallels, is a slightly more meditative affair but no less exhilarating—if only because the Turn-Ons' ability to craft a bitchin' pop song has reached critical mass."
- Portland Mercury