Maybe it just seems this way ‘cuz I live in New York, but dont’cha think an awful lotta new bands are coming outta Brooklyn these days?!! Throw a rock at just about any music blog and you’re gonna hit an act that takes the “L” Train to get to gigs! And now we can add Jump Into The Gospel to the list. Five guys whose sharp guitar work and sing-along, up-tempo, eccentric rhythms have been filling up all the local clubs…and if you can believe what’cha read (Even MTV has called them Buzzworthy) they put on a killer live show, too. To get your attention, they’re offering up their first EP…for free…over on their website. Once you add their tunes to your iPod, head on over to MySpace and make friends!
It’s safe to say that Kevin Devine probably ain’t gonna win any vocalist of the year awards, but he sings with such raw emotion and gut-wrenching honesty that I just had to pass along this song from his new album, Brother’s Blood, due out at the end of the month. When his Neil Young-like, sorta-out-of-key vocal fades away half-way through and lets the positively hypnotic guitar run take over, you really get to see how damn good this song is…and then he comes back…angrier than ever, to finish you off! Give this one some time…it took me four or five plays before I was totally hooked…but it’s so worth it! Kevin Devine is from Brooklyn and you can check him out on MySpace