Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted “A MINUS” from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey.For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admire their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published 8/10 reviews of Live from the Dentist Office and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.”
Following a sold-out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings & are prepping their debut studio album, self-titled, Injury Reserve, for a May release date.