Who: St. Paul & The Broken Bones
When: July 2014
Why: As Part of this year's new and upcoming indie jazz/funk/soul bands
Hailing from the deep south, meet new group St. Paul & the Broken Bones. In today's modern world of mainstream rock and roll, its becoming more and more common for new artists to branch out of that genre and experience with some different sounds, mixing the music of yesteryear with today.
That's exactly what St. Paul & The Broken Bones are doing. They've completed a first new album release this year (2014) that sounds like its from the 70s back drop of soul & Motown, yet, this is actually their first recorded effort. Throughout the album, you can hear the heavy soul & R&B influence in every tune. The music is fun to listen to, catchy and different.
It's unique and upbringing. The tune Half the City is specifically interesting and a bizarre mixture of many different types of sounds compiled to pure energy, and probably the best on the album.
The only complaint about the album is that the producer should have figured to turn down the rest of the music and really let the lead singer's voice truly be heard more. His voice is amazing, and while it does flow together well with the music on many of the tracks albums, perhaps their next effort could focus more so on his amazing vocals. The main sounds like he's an African American soul singer from the 70s, which is never a bad thing. When you've got the time, stop and listen to brand new indie soul R&B group St. Paul & The Broken bones and their new album, Half the City.