"In less capable hands, the effort to bring the bouncy aesthetic of bands like the Field Mice and Blueboy into the 21st century could have been twee and derivative, but these songs manage to sound modern...Ducks Unlimited understand that dancing through misery is healthier than dancing around it. Their brand of lilting, throwback jangle-pop makes that seem like the easiest thing in the world to do."
"Get Bleak is the debut release of a band that has just achieved something that’s become increasingly rare in today’s rather finicky indie-rock community...There’s a reason the Toronto group has cut through on the first try, though—and you can quickly find out why by hitting play on the title track, which will jangle its way straight into your life, regardless of whether you’re feeling down or not."
-The AV Club
"Inspired by everything from Postcard Records to Flying Nun, there's kind of a rebellious anti-machismo in their music...an indie pop flaneur that recalls elements of C86 or Sarah Records, with a poetic touch in the songwriting."
"the outfit lace peppy-paced songwriting with infectious jangle-pop punch; Johnny Marr-esque guitar hooks bubbling in a breezy, agile formula that rewards with pared-down swagger."
- Line Of Best Fit
"A cracking slice of strummy goodness"
- Brooklyn Vegan
"A jaunty slice of C86 indie-pop"
– Paste Magazine