"Evan Wardell’s debut In Like a Lion // Out Like a Light via Moo Moo Records glows with San Francisco’s surreal sonic luminescence, a perfect soundtrack for this bizarre year. Wardell’s self-produced songwriting wraps his Martha’s Vineyard roots into an indie-rock palette that feels like something completely new.
What makes this record so good is its relatability. The tempo changes of the acoustic-guitar-driven 'Get By' set it among the best songs of the year. Angry, pensive, fearful, depressed; 2020 has helped us get in touch with our humanity. So thank you, Evan Wardell, for putting words and music to the crazy. Clearly following his passion, Evan Wardell’s In Like a Lion // Out Like a Light is my favorite album this year.“
"From the decidedly indie rocker 'Gettin Across' and '80s-flavored New Wave ballad 'Love Song' to the eager electronica-meets-pop romp 'Get By' and zealous title cut, Wardell's album is an electrifying listen."