IN THE US
— BBC RADIO
— BEARDED MAGAZINE UK
TWANGY BRIT POP SINGLE “PALE BLUE RIVER”
Freight train rockers Jerzey Street Band are set to make their US debut with the release of their striking new album, Breaking Radio Silence on September 18, 2012. These Brit rockers will be right at home in the States; their comforting Americana anthems conjure images of convertible top-down car rides, lost loves, and most importantly, give you the warm & fuzzy feeling of returning home after being away for far too long.
To celebrate the album release announcement, the band has made the twangy, toe-tapping track “Pale Blue River” available for free download/stream. Chaneling tinges of Tom Petty during his Mudcrutch days, the track seamlessly straddles the line between melancholy and uplifting:
“… I don’t ever feel at home, thought this world was mine to roam.”/ “We all shiver to the bone, gotta make it on your own” / “We’re all crazy too.”
The song has a heartening familiarity about it, as if it might be an Eagles song you heard at a party that one time.
Hailing from Manchester’s bubbling creative melting pot, the Jerzey Street septet has had a long and eventful journey to this point in their career. Not fitting into any current fashions or genres, the quality of their music alone has earned them support slots with many musical legends including Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Blackfoot, Alabama 3, Sandi Thom, John Allen and Wishbone Ash. High profile shows, the release of their album in the UK and support from the likes of Maverick Magazine, Bearded Magazine, and BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris have enabled them to grow and cultivate a highly diverse fan-base spanning the UK.
Jerzey Street Band’s tasteful use of pedal steel guitar, dobro and harmonica on Breaking Radio Silence truly raises the bar for rock music in America and makes this band of Brits stand out. It’s a myriad of traditional sounds played with refreshing style; a must hear for fans of Counting Crows, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.
Jump on board the freight train and rock…
1) Pale Blue River
2) Reason To Speak
3) Mersey Angel
4) The Wolf
5) Haigy’s Girl
6) Give The Rivers Back To The Rain
8) Wasting Time
9) Holly Grove
10) Broadway & W.57th
11) Hey! I’m Over Here
12) Cold Feet