One of our favorite local bands, Eastbound Jesus, recently released their second album, Holy Smokes!. We hear tell the release show was kick ass and after listening to this album we would expect nothing less. Mack’s been through three copies of their first album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, (not at all because they bang around her car and kitchen getting scratched) while Kate is happily keeping her’s pristine, but this latest one is not only destined for the car, kitchen and proper place on the shelf, it’s destined for the meatbagz workshop as well. The spark they started with the first album has taken off into a raging fire with this one. The writing is that much better, the band is tighter but above all they have gained a certain confidence in themselves that puts a shine on this album.
From heartbreakers to rowdy fist pumpers, this album has it all. A little country, a little bluegrass, a little rock and everything in between, it’s impossible to put it in a category, which makes us love it that much more. It’s all soul. A gritty down home sound made from sweat, talent and a love of music. In a world where music is more stale than the piece of toast under my couch, EBJ’s gritty signature sound brings a fresh new sound that is welcome to our tired ears.
We are burning to get back into the shop… creating, laughing, letting the good vibes flow. And now that we have an awesome new album at our side we are sure to make this our best year yet.*
So here’s to good times, good friends, a love of music and creativity and above all a love for each other and our many gifts.
*should any members of the band be reading this, we are always looking for manly meatbagz models. just sayin’.