Lazy Are The Skeletons - 2006 Three Ring Records

"The Scattered Pages' new disc, is one of those rare works that offers grand theater for the ears with colorful characters and brilliant morality plays. It's an ambitious effort in the Pages' five-year career, and one that may launch them to a wider audience."
Sara Cress, The Houston Chronicle see full article

"Lazy are the Skeletons is so brazenly ambitious that one can only speculate as to how the band managed to keep a lid on things in the first place. The album’s thirteen tracks are so meticulously filled-out, it’s a shame the record sleeve offers no hints as to the construction of these songs. With no producer listed, it’s a speculative dead-end trying to imagine how three guys managed to put so much sound onto one record... Whereas This is Where the Story Ends showed potential, Lazy are the Skeletons does something miraculous with it."
Adam Schragin, Urban Pollution see full article

"Once you hear their compelling album that leans towards Vaudeville melodrama and noodles art rock into an amalgamation all their own, youll be declaring Lazy Are the Skeletons as your surprise top ten pick for album of the year. Get this album so all of your friends will be amazed at how cool and eclectic not to mention stylish your musical tastes have evolved into."
J-Sin, Smother.net EDITOR'S PICK

"The Scattered Pages are crafting music that wakens wise bears from their slumbers and makes the rarest of birds take flight. Their music is delicate, yet with punch see: "Deadpan Dirge" and the end result is a bakers dozen basket of songs that blurs the lines that connect "Americana" and 'Westgrass'. "
Kaleb Gay, Copper Press see full article

"Look for The Scattered Pages to break nationally with Pitchfork Nation next year."
John Lomax, The Houston Press

"And my #1 album of 2006 is The Scattered Pages, Lazy Are the Skeletons, which was released in October. When I find a song as good as “Iris” I play it over and over again, and I am still playing it over and over again. I mean that’s just saying a lot I think. The entire collection is very cohesive and it’s all very theatrical Indie-Pop songs."
Sara Cress, The Houston Chronicle hear the podcast

Best of 2006 - The Apiary News
"Well, I imagine these guys will get their due eventually, but for now the Houston band are only kind of skirting the edge of being kinda-known outside of H-town. Too bad for everyone; their live show is amazing, and this record is inspiring."
Adam Schragin, The Apiary News


This Is Where The Story Ends
- 2006 Three Ring Records


BEST CD BY LOCAL MUSICIANS - 2006 - HOUSTON PRESS

"This Is Where the Story Ends came wafting out of my 14,000-song iTunes library, grabbed me by the lapels and riveted me immediately with its mellow, Harvest-era Neil Young feeling. I had no idea who it was at first -- generally, at work, I play my whole library on shuffle and hope for pleasant surprises, and the Scattered Pages was absolutely one of the most pleasant. The title track's brushed snares and breezy, keening guitars forced me to stop doing whatever I was doing at the time and pull up my iTunes to find out just who this great new band was."
John Lomax, The Houston Press see full article

"This Is Where the Story Ends (Three Ring) holds seven tracks of gentle country-rock lamentation. The title track is billowed by pedal steel and a deft vocal courtesy of Brandon Hancock, and threatens to float away in the summer breeze, until a bruising, mournful guitar line anchors the song in a lonesome cove. The final two cuts open things up a bit, "The Boating Party" incorporating a little skronky indie-guitar work, and "Stately Man" being perky keyboard pop lilting over some sixties harmonizing...well done."
Michael Meade, Skyscraper Magazine

"An oddly titled album considering it leaves you with an incomplete feeling that the story hasn't been fully told yet. A smart trio from Texas that knows how to write gritty tale-heavy indie pop that is decidedly retro sounding. And when I say retro, I mean like listening to your grandparents 45's retro. "Sad Country Song" lives up to its name as it wails on sounding as if it was ripped straight from the Hank Williams Sr. songbook. Tremendous!"
J-Sin, Smother.net