Michael J. Salamone of the Chautauqua Region Word (Chautauqua, New York) writes:
Shelter Belt is an eclectic indie band which jumps through all sorts of stylistic hoops, creating lush sonic structures and incredibly interesting songs. The production is well done, but not overly slick. The musicianship is incredible.
Sarah Henning of The Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, Minnesota) writes:
Especially charming is Shelter Belt, a seven-member pop/world band that plays musical chairs with its instruments. The band’s sound absorbs chimes, cello and banjo as easily as it experiments with electronic sounds. The result is a versatility and variety few bands can match.
Katie Piepel of the Iowa State Daily (Ames, Iowa) writes:
Shelter Belt has done something brilliant. Transforming itself into a magnitude of musical genres from one song to the next, the band will never bore you…
Tim MacMahan of The Omaha Reader (Omaha, Nebraksa) writes:
Shelter Belt has an uncanny knack for creating memorable pop hooks.
Lesa Griffith of the Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii) writes:
The best pop band you’ve never heard of. Shelter Belt is a seven-member collective that mixes complex instrumentation for an almost genre-defying sound.
Josh Nicolay of the Washburn Review (Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas) writes:
Eclecticsm is the name of Shelter Belt’s game and the band pulls it off with an exceptional brilliance. Each and every song is unique, not only musically but lyrically as well. Shelter Belt’s extensive intermixture of all types of music gives them the uncanny ability to connect with all types of music listeners. This is easily one of the most well-rounded and cohesive indie bands to come out of the Midwest in a looong time.
GH of the Wildcat Information Network (Manhattan, Kansas) writes:
Shelter Belt is totally diverse in each song they do. One minute you could have a hopping, dance ’til you drop tune, and the next minute a jazz-club style beat. There is something for almost anyone, and with almost every single instrument imaginable being used, Shelter Belt always keeps it interesting.
Joshua Brechner of Josh The Intern writes
I feel strongly that this bizarre exploration is what music is all about
Amanda Mull of The Red and Black (Athens, Georgia) writes:
Shelter Belt achieves a sonic richness few bands strive for and fewer attain. The band changes its style with every song and shows an amazing range of talent.