“Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” - Yes! Weekly

"Charming Disaster is a bit unusual. Ok, perhaps ‘unusual’ is putting it lightly. Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris, the duo behind the music, revel in the offbeat and uncanny. Since 2012, they have made a name for themselves with literature-inspired songs that meld folklore and mythology with croon-worthy melodies." - Hudson Valley Magazine

“Gothic folk murder balladry, not unlike PJ Harvey at her most ornate. But there’s an accessibility and pop sensibility that also nods to the likes of Andrew Bird or Regina Spektor. It’s darkness cut with a melodic immediacy, and it’s a thing of fanciful beauty.” - Treble

“Heavily melodic folk music that is goth as hell.“ - Impose

“On Cautionary Tales, Charming Disaster writes fables for the deconstruction…onstage, the duo has the same understated presence that makes its albums so compelling.” - MAGNET

"Gothic tongue and cheek narratives...comparable to something Tim Burton and Danny Elfman would have dreamed up." - CITY Newspaper

“Charming Disaster’s impressive 2017 full-length Cautionary Tales plays like Third Wave stylized macabre folk in the same tradition that spawned Joanna Newsom and Andrew Bird a generation before. It moves from cutesy Kurt Weill-inspired dark cabaret to some trashy standard-issue indie guitar-rock, with a great number of chamber-folk settings in between. They do it with a big cabaret wink and a good amount of musical substance. As one would expect, their live shows bring the theater.” - Almanac Weekly

“Charming Disaster capture Victorian gothic creepiness…there’s a bit of Tim Burton gothic whimsy about the video, which finds the duo riding a ferris wheel in their finest goth garb, sticking pins into some bleeding voodoo dolls, and in the most climactic scenes, conjuring the spirits from beyond in a pretty spectacular seance.” - Treble

"This Brooklyn-based duo make the sinister sound so sweet, and bring a signature kind of glamour to a cool kind of gloom-pop...they cast a spell akin to the quirky macabre motifs of Edward Gorey or Tim Burton." - Deep Cutz

“Their songs are catchy and clever, and each feels like its own tightly-crafted short story stuffed to the gills with sonic seances, tragicomic circus acts, nocturnal murders, and fractured folklore…if you’re like me and you like your love letters burnt at the edges, your tarot twisted, and your horror stories Gorey, then you will love Charming Disaster’s Cautionary Tales.” - Phantasmaphile

"A Brooklyn duo known for Gothic songs of murder and mayhem."
- Brooklyn Paper 

“Richly detailed, creepy art-rock.” - New York Music Daily

“Quirky and fun but with gothic bite.” - Hudson Valley One

“Folk-noir tunes with a cabaret twist.” - C-Ville Weekly

“Darkly comic.” - The Herald Sun

“Absolutely haunting…evokes the feelings of not just a song but an old fashioned radio play.” - If It’s Too Loud 

“A truly excellent story of a song.” - The Mary Sue

“Playfully macabre." - Cleveland Scene

“Macabre, folk-noir duo Charming Disaster have an appetite for all things grisly and ghoulish…with a whimsical, lighthearted attitude…their performances are known for theatrical panache.” - Seven Days 

“Music to die for…these musicians are killing it.” - The Brooklyn Paper

“If you aren’t hooked on this by now, there’s no hope for you.” - New York Music Daily

“Haunting melodies and compelling tales of ghosts, killers and con artists.”
- MountainX

“In their murder ballads, they’ve created the perfect balance of fun and frightening storytelling.” - The Ruckus

“Haunting elegance and a vaudevillean sense of humor…sprinkling in an irresistible dash of darkness.” - Southern Gothic Magazine

“It’s almost musical theater!” - Couch by Couchwest Festival

“You know they know spooky.” - Brokelyn

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Interviews:

"Inside the Dark, Whimsical World of Charming Disaster"
Hudson Valley Magazine (April 2018)

The Artists of Hill House podcast (May 2017)

WHRO’s The Scene (October 2015)

Vents Magazine (October 2015)

Philthy Mag (March 2015)

Southern Gothic Magazine (December 2014)

End of the Universe Comics and Music podcast (October 2014)