So many good bands coming out with new stuff, sometimes it’s tough to keep up with all of it. No one told me about Jesus Sons , up until I listened to them, I had never heard of them, that was 2 days ago. I find myself playing them every chance I get, they’re addictive , it’s all my favorite stuff combined, right now I’m listening to “You put a spell on me” it’s a five minute instrumental that is full of psyche twangy guitars and a mesmerizing drum beat, who does that these days…I don’t want lose you with my ramblings on how much I like these guys, but holy shit, are they good. Reminds me of the scene in the Last Waltz when The Band brings up Ronnie Hawkins and guitars start ripping….
Biography from their Facebook page
The L.A.-based quintet of Brandon Wurtz (ex-Spyrals), Shannon Dean, Bert Hoover, Chance Welton and Erik Lake.
The songs that Jesus Sons write serve as explicit documentation of living in modern day America. The lyrics are filled with shady characters from the back streets of San Francisco and beyond. The ones lurking in the shady corners of your local watering hole, taking long drags off their cigarettes. Their breath stained of cheap whiskey. The music is the product of each members’ geographical origins colliding together. Two hometown buds from Idaho lay down vocals, guitar, harmonica and drums, two boys from Los Angeles bring in the bass and slide guitar and a lone ranger rings in the tasteful lead guitar and harmonica from Iowa. The five boys of Jesus Sons dust each song with their experiences of growing up in a troubled time. There is an uneasiness underneath their youthful, determined soundtrack for the modern day motorcycle riding, fast driving, whiskey and beer drinking, freedom seeking kids of today and tomorrow.