Monday, May 19, 2014

The Sometime Boys -- Riverbed

It's easy to understand why the Sometime Boys don't have the reputation they so justly deserve. They're just kinda weird, yaknow? Is anyone else writing pseudo-reggae roots songs like "Pharaoh"? Or the meandering ballad "Fake Girlfriend?"

Last time around I praised the Sometime Boys for their inventiveness and the same holds true here. This isn't music you drink to, commute to, work out to, or have on in the background. These songs are too complex to nod your head to. You really have to listen to it. I'm writing this while I'm listening to Riverbed for the first time and I know I'm not doing it nearly enough justice. The long and the short of it is that The Sometimes Boys are an amazing roots band, but they're unlike anything you've heard before or will hear afterwards.

You can download the lead single from the album, "The Great Escape," directly from Soundcloud. If you like what you hear, you can download the details for tonight's album launch party below:

Who/What: Urban Roots Band, The Sometime Boys Launch Third Studio Album ‘Riverbed’

When: Monday, May 19, 7 PM - 11 PM

7-8 PM Honky Tonk Happy Hour w/ Erik James 
8-9:30 PM The Sometime Boys live (w/ special guests) 
9:30-11 PM DJ Panos Mitos

Where: The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street, Manhattan

The Sometime Boys -- Official, Facebook, Soundcloud

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