Undoubtedly one of the hardest working bands in the emerging New Jersey scene, the skronk-rock mega-group The Everymen now share the follow up to their stellar New Jersey Hardcore record which is barely eight months old. The passionate soul collective now digs deep within and indulges in one of their many influences as they tackle a covers EP dedicated to songwriter and The Modern Lovers founder Jonathan Richman entitled Who Wrote These Songs (A Very Short Tribute To Jonathan Richman)
The admiration and genuine appreciation of the source material grants the five track effort a crisp, nostalgic quality as The Everymen put their own stamp on a collection of deep cut classics. “Down In Bermuda” finds singers Mike V and Catherine Herrick playfully working their natural dynamic while “New Jersey” charges ahead with Richman’s proto-punk firmly built upon.
A covers EP can sometimes be viewed as a sidestep as a rising band gains momentum, but as with most things The Everymen, the earnest nature of their aesthetic makes Who Wrote These Songs (A Very Short Tribute To Jonathan Richman) a great showcase of their classic New Jersey bar room groove sound. This is one you’re going to want to play with the windows down cruising the shoreline this summer.
Stream The Everymen’s Who Wrote These Songs (A Very Short Tribute To Jonathan Richman) below and get your very own download of the EP here.
Don’t miss The Everymen bring the party to Asbury Park as they hit The Saint on May 23rd as a part of a night hosted by Speak Into My Good Eye also featuring performances by Thomas Wesley Stern, Mad Feather Group, Paper Streets, and Dentist.