"Peter Holsapple and fellow hook maven Chris Stamey remain masters of stately jangle, and their writing now has a reflective depth that makes for music that's wise, as well as crafty."
— Rolling Stone
"Falling Off the Sky is the sound of a group righting themselves and making a compelling case for their enduring importance."
"Falling Off the Sky sounds like the work of a band still very much at the top of its game."
— The Chicago Tribune
"These songs may contain familiar nods to the past... ...but they're approaching those influences from new angles and assembling them into new shapes."
Falling Off the Sky is the first new dB's album in a quarter-century. It's been three decades since the original lineup of Peter Holsapple, Chris Stamey, Gene Holder and Will Rigby recorded the beloved early-'80s classics Stands for deciBels and Repercussion. The North Carolina-via-New York foursome's vintage releases are now widely revered as alt-pop landmarks. Falling Off the Sky embodies the same combination of infectious melodic craft, playful sonic experimentalism and barbed lyrical insight that established the dB's as key progenitors of the Southern indie-rock explosion of the '80s.