An exquisite sound full of breathy enthusiasm and a grandeur that’s really quite impressive. The Truth Is Like The Sun could be called the Sgt. Pepper of the indie set! — No Depression
“One of the more intriguing releases in quite some time…seamlessly stitches together dozens of different influences into a cohesive quilt of modern pop…not a bum track out of ten!”
— Pop That Goes Crunch!
“This album is rich, deep, full, and at times revelatory. And yet wasn’t recorded in a studio! This is Orchestral Pop of the highest order. It’s The Mamas and the Papas with strings. It’s a more contemporary, less preachy Blood Sweat and Tears.” —Berkeley Place
“His melodies are classic, unfettered lumps of yum, his arrangements seemed plucked from a different era and on the whole, Perry Serpa and his NYC-based orchestral pop outfit the Sharp Things have a wonderfully timeless quality to them.” —The Spill
“In the grand tradition of Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks, The Sharp Things are a baroque pop lover’s dream come true—a frothy confection that’s equal parts Cole Porter opulence, brittle Hal David pop punch and lovelorn Left Banke flicker.” —Spendid