Testa Rosa's "sophomore album, aptly titled "II," was the best local album of 2011. And with thoughtfully written songs like the subtly unsettling "Bad Wolf" and the glistening "Golden Boat," anchored by Betty Blexrud-Strigens stunning vocals, follow-up "III" is every bit as good."
Piet Levy - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"As with its predecessors, Testa Rosa III’s well of influences runs deep, recalling the lush harmonics of The Carpenters, the studio-perfected pop of Big Star and the cheerful release of power-pop contemporaries like The New Pornographers. It’s the band’s prettiest record yet, emphasizing dreamy ballads even more than its predecessors, though it’s got a playful side as well."
Evan Rytlewski - Shepherd Express
"Testa Rosa excels at creating a sound that subtly defies categorization yet remains instantly familiar."
Matt Wild - Milwaukee Record
"If you have fond memories of the music of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the “golden age of studio recording,” you will find much to like in the music of Testa Rosa. However, fans of contemporary alternative rock should also find themselves enthralled by the rich textures of the band’s sound on III."
Bill Lamb - Wisconsin Gazette
"The Milwaukee quintet led by Betty Blexrud-Strigens and seconded by her husband Damian continues to make convincing proof(s) that indie-pop and indie-rock songs can blossom most beautifully when allowed to blossom most thoughtfully."
Jon Gilbertson - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel