There's no doubt that New Jersey indie bands often take a back seat in street cred to their neighbors across the river in Brooklyn or NYC. One band that fits into that under looked category is Metuchen, New Jersey's The Roadside Graves. The alt-country, barroom inspired band just released their third full-length LP, the 18 song strong, My Son's Home, which according to the band was inspired from everything from the HBO series, 'Deadwood',and the John Steinbeck novel, 'The Moon is Down', to stories about soldiers in times of war.
Here's a quote from the band about the new disc ...."We wanted our songs to speak to the conflicts- tragic, humorous, absurd- that arise in an individual as one attempts to eke out an authentic existence in the face of the challenges that characterize social life. The songs celebrate and eulogize this process and the costs it exacts on the souls of the characters. They are songs about birth and death , and everything in between."
'My Son's Home' is out now on Autumn Tone Records, you can check out the romping lead track, "Far and Wide" below.
Far and Wide - The Roadside Graves
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