“Over the past decade, Conor Meara has become the New Jersey music scene’s quintessential anti-hero. A union representative by trade, a liberal policy wonk by hobby, and a single father by necessity, Meara doesn’t want to hear the other side’s argument. When they go low, Meara goes even lower before kicking them in the back of their ducked fucking heads. And since he started Roy Orbitron in 2009 with violinist Noah Baum, he’s made it his mission to ensure that you remain fully aware of that, regardless of who actually listens. Meara has made no secret of his foibles and in the process, he’s alienated more people than he probably cares to think about anymore. So with a little bit of chaos-as-context now, would you believe me if I said Roy Orbitron just made its most mature record? Well they did. Looks like Conor Meara has grown up.” - You Don’t Know Jersey

“Roy Orbitron explore some new sounds on 8 Million to One while retaining those elements -- unconventional song structures, Meara's lyrical style -- that make them unique among New Jersey bands. It all works, and it's good to hear from Roy Orbitron again.” - CoolDadMusic

"Girls' Boyfriends is an honest record. It's a guy pouring everything out of his head that being a struggling musician and a single dad and lonely and full of regret and hopeful for something more has put in there. And what we hear is the final product. It's a product that mixes rock, Americana, folk, prog, Gaelic sounds and more into something that nobody else is doing. Even if you don't "get it" the first time, spend some more time with Girls' Boyfriends and I think you will." - CoolDad Music

"Much like New York City the album is tough, challenging, varied and exciting. Something new around each corner. In a word, glorious. Conor Meara and Roy Orbitron are hitting a creative peak.  I have a feeling they are gonna stay there for a while." - You Don't Know Jersey

"the best I could say is you approach Marshall Crenshaw. The worst is there's an obvious proximity to the National." - Chris Ott

"...it’s the direct emotional honesty that pervades this album that lets it feel completely natural while also allowing the band to experiment with changing tempo, key and genre within songs." - Oliver Elbert

"The prolific Conor Meara releases a lot of music as Roy Orbitron, but it never sounds rushed or careless. With his deep, low, cowboy voice and a nuanced command of folk, country, and rock 'n' roll, his songs always reverberate with the honesty and thoughtfulness of a Johnny Cash or Tom Petty. His songs can be confessional ('Love Die Hard,') whimsical ('Condoms In My Leather Jacket,' 'Fuck College,') or spiritual ('Brimstone Suckers,' 'Swimmers Ear.') There are touches of Tom Waits' gutter poetry and Springsteen's working class angst. Some of these songs have appeared on earlier EP's, but as a debut album, Girls' Boyfriends makes a fine introduction to this burgenoning talent." - Jersey Beat, From The Editor's Desk

"captures a soulful, brooding grittiness" - WRAT 95.9 Jersey Rock Band Of The Week

Roy visits The Great Albums Podcast to talk Al Green's "I'm Still In Love With You"

Roy's Record Collection, You Don't Know Jersey

Pop-Break.com Interview

Local Band Teams Up With City Of Angels To Help Battle Drug And Alcohol Abuse - The Trentonian

"Conor is tireless in helping a lot of New Jersey bands get exposure and supporting him in this project is a great way to show that is appreciated." - You Don't Know Jersey

"...take some of the familiar sounds of rock and roll and twist or tweak them into something a little more interesting. The band have done that through four EPs already, and they seem primed for a full-length. - CoolDad Music

Roy Orbitron Release Outstanding 'Elston Allen Gunnn' - Review and Interview - You Don't Know Jersey

"the band from New Jersey may not be a huge name in music (yet), but their latest album is one you’re definitely going to want in your collection this spring." - Honors Lounge

"ZERO STARS." - CoolDad Music

"some of the best lyrics I’ve heard on the local level" - Radio Static Philly

"this band has something about their aura, about the way their expound their language for all to hear." - Speak Into My Good Eye

"rollicking old time-y revivals and more antics." - Impose Magazine

"Waking up on the cold pavement that is real early adult life, existentialism, angst, and irony all play into Roy Orbitron's latest effort, which may serve as the Wilbury-line opus." - Speak Into My Good Eye's Best of 2014

AXS.com - Get to Know New Jersey’s Roy Orbitron

"recreational drugs may or may not have been used in the recording of this music, but they will definitely help your appreciation of it. And that’s a compliment." - Jim Testa, Jersey Beat

"Rain Jawn made me cry once." - Skitch Walsh's Best of 2014

"Meara has always been a fan of the intensely layered lo-fi sound that evokes mental images of hipsters in leather jackets, but he also loves kicking that music in the ass and warping it to fit the boundaries of something you can call ‘rock n roll’ without a hint of jest." - JKB3

"think the middle ground between the swampy panhandle of Florida and hell’s fourth ring." - CityPaper

“Rain Jawn jumps in with lo-fi tape croonings, rolling over with Must See TV, mashing through the fast paced Jersey Sliz, to the echo-craft call of Halfway, and drop-out anthem Fuck College. Skipping school and cutting class, the Roy rock keeps the lights on with Tomato, before leaving you in the mood of modern oddities on The Use.” - Impose Magazine (Interview)

"early contender for song title of the year, Jersey Sliz shouts out the classy ladies of the night with surf backing vocals and a QOTSA run through of ‘your cocaine, xanax, percocets, molly, amphetamine’. Halfway through Jeffrey Lynne comes Halfway, a quick up and down rock romp that calls out a faraway love that literally won’t meet… well you know.” - Speak Into My Good Eye

"the keyboardist is dangling a cigarette from his persistent smile, and the bassist is plucking furiously at an upright with his eyes fixed desperately on reams of sheet music on a stand that looks like it’s intended to be used by a first-grade orchestra.  Between songs, he proclaims wildly to the crowd, ‘I’ve never played upright bass before!’" - Honors Lounge

“I was surprised by the masterful way his music was layered when I first listened; freaky keyboard and synth sounds mix with powerful guitar riffs, muted by fuzzy effects and pedals, with upbeat drumming and incoherent punk vocals and feedback.” - North Jersey Music

“Jeffrey Lynne is the moodiest album we’ve gotten from Roy Orbitron thus far. It’s full of flavor, lyricism, brutal honesty, a little bit of angst, and plenty of soul.” - The Tasteless Tulsan

"Roy Orbitron is another one of my favorites. Conor Meara is another guy that is constantly working on recordings and one of the most hardworking musicians I’ve met. He has a really unique sound and I respect his aesthetic and determination.” - Tribal Days interview with AXS

"breathes new life into a genre that, unfortunately, a lot today’s younger generation don’t really know much about." - The Daily Slice

“Ecos Post-Folkies o Post Rock & Roll, según sus propios términos en este 'disco tributo' a uno de esos personajes que pululan por la música componiendo, produciendo y colaborando con infinidad de artistas.” - The JangleBox

"A blue-collar papa with a Bruce Springsteen fetish bordering on bad mental health." - DISCHARGE

"I’m a huge fan of this back-woodsy adventure. Take your time with this record — it’s definitely worth a good listen." - Underland NY

"Sounds like: Ween splitting a diner tab with Springsteen." - The Tropical Yeti

"your head rush mildly abates with bluesy guitars, droopy eyelids roll along with the droning words, time melting off your mind, cynical dry mouth and whistling backdrop motivating your quickening steps home." - Underland NY

"freakin’ drinking songs" - Reed Stepp

"the hazy atmosphere of a smoke-filled room" - Half-Gifts