“Shortcut to Now" the new record by Boston country rockers, The Splendid Nobodies, was designed as an album, whose 10 tracks weave through time to tell a true story about life. In every life, music plays in the background. For some, it acts as a guide, and for others, it can be a savior. Upon the release of their debut record, “Coming Back Around,” the Boston Herald wrote, "The Splendid Nobodies play the hell out of their instruments and songs…” Later the Herald placed this disc on a year ending list of 10 Boston records worthy of being heard by a wider audience and described the Nobodies' sound as "equal parts Carl Perkins, the Flying Burrito Brothers and The Rolling Stones." The Boston Globe featured the group in an article claiming, "Right down to its name, Boston's Splendid Nobodies is a humble crew - in everything, that is, but musicianship. The Nobodies' musical universe merges blues rock, traditional country, and rockabilly." The band's follow up record, “Strange Trip,” was described as having "more heartfelt songs with thicker textures and even stronger musicianship” by Skope Magazine. They claimed, “Authenticity abounds in these tracks, and it sometimes becomes hard to believe the band is from Boston and not Nashville."
The new record, "Shortcut to Now," was described by The Noise in Boston as “Splendid country-inflected rock with lyric inventiveness and good time vocals….all kinds of good stuff….a boogie-woogie of classic dimensions, a nice finger picking old timey shout with a clever gospel twist, ballads and roistering toe-tappers.”