River City Extension’s forthcoming LP3 Deliverance will undoubtedly be a step outside the aggressive Folk-Punk archetype set in place by frontman Joe Michelini way back in 2009 with Nautical Sabbatical and furthered by the Toms River-based outfit’s 2010 follow up The Unmistakable Man.
In fact ,this upcoming release promises to stray even further from the wistful path this cast of Jersey Shore luminaries waltzed with 2012’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger, that much is clear while spinning the latest single unveiled by the River City Extension camp “Indian Summer”.
Though the opening string manipulations conjure memories of catalogue standout “If You Meet Me Back In Brooklyn”, “Indian Summer” almost acts as the metaphorical bridge, placing past arrangements in the rearview, while head first into a hurricane of Classic-Rock rooted anthemics and Radiohead-esque experimentation.
This is a new-look River City Extension, both in numbers, style, and sound…but the soul of the group has ultimately remained intact, that much is apparent in this personalized look at life and its manner of often rushing by too quickly for anyone’s liking.
Stream “Indian Summer” at Consequence of Sound and stay tuned for more on River City Extension as we approach the March 10th release of Deliverance via Anchor & Hope Records.