Live Again music video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4K0IxzO8vA
"...ventures into sonic terrain reminiscent of mucky, simple, fun San Francisco Bay Area rock (think Fresh & Onlys), then dives head first into more bluesy and driven rock like Hanni el Khatib and finally emerges to dab a little indie-pop punk a la Smoking Popes on their palate to round out their sound." -City Weekly
"Sometimes my job is really easy and I find music like this. Rise From Your Grave is an album that sounds like as if a 1960′s girl group collaborated with some 1970′s punks. Secret Abilities are the result of that collaboration and it’s painfully beautiful. There is something that happens when you mix punk and pop that just melts your heart and soothes your soul. Thats something I’m always ready for." -Leah Lovecat @ dingusonmusic.com
"Foodies looking to soundtrack a cocktail party should ignore Secret Abilities. If the band’s sound were edible, this would be the recipe: 2 bowls hot-dog-flecked mac & cheese, 1 handful candy corn and 1 cup Kool-Aid. The nerdy, fuzzed-out, goofball pop punk captured on their newest record conjures walking corpses and sci-fi monsters, and owes as much to the Modern Lovers as to the Groovie Ghoulies. Just check out lead singer Davin Abegg’s silver-sparkle and sunburst-yellow guitar: This is music for good, silly times." -Benjamin Bombard
"Rise From Your Grave" by Secret Abilities is a Gothic Pop album.
The sound of songs is a grungy garage / upbeat punk sound. Tracks tend to be noisy and distorted with rapid-fire lyrics and an all-around fun and energetic production atmosphere. Thematically songs are very classic horror movie / funny tongue in cheek macabre. The whole thing ends up being a type of black humor twist on the traditional "love song" song structure." -examiner.com
"...If Joey Ramone wrote a blues song for The Cramps, it might sound something like “Decapitated.” Secret Abilities’ lead singer, Davin Abegg, even adds a few inhaled gasps in the style of Cramps vocalist Lux Interior between lyrics...The feminine sound of Tink Safeer’s backing vocals gives the already danceable (sound) a dash of ’60s pop." -S.L.U.G.