The Everymen are excited to announce their sophomore album Givin' Up On Free Jazz, out May 20thvia Ernest Jenning Record Co. They premiered "Spain" via Impose, who said "Everything happening in "Spain" explodes with an outpouring of everything The Everymen have at their disposal, concentrating on spending two-thirds of the song throwing everything from shimmering chord progressions to blasts of the brass at you from every channel and corner." After a wild run at SXSW, the band will take to the road in support of the record this summer -- tour dates are forthcoming.
Where New Jersey Hardcore was the work of one man flanked by occasional co-conspirators, Givin' Up On Free Jazz is the fully-formed execution of a band just hitting its stride. From modern takes on girl-group send-ups to Springsteen-esque walls of sound, from full-throttle odes to eternal love to hushed piano bar intimacy, it's an album as varied as it is focused, all while sounding singularly Everymen.
With engineering from Tom Unish, mixing by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth), mastering by Paul Gold (LCD Soundsystem, Animal Collective) and a guest appearance from The New Pornographers' A.C. Newman, The Everymen clearly enlisted the right folks to capture their sound on Free Jazz.
Since forming in 2009, The Everymen have quickly built a rock solid resume thanks to their tireless average of over 100 shows a year, and a reputation as one of the hardest working and most exciting live bands around.
Standing as many as nine members strong, The Everymen are reminiscent of the E Street band in stature, Rocket From the Crypt in searing energy, Meat Loaf in production and The Replacements in boozy, backroom party vibes.
Givin' Up On Free Jazz track list:
1. Bl'ast Off!
2. A Girl Named Lou Pt. 2 (feat. A.C. Newman)
4. Fingers Crossed
5. Another Thing to Lose
6. All I Need is You
8. Ain't Good Enough for You
9. The Ballad of Sarin
10. A Thousand Miles
The Everymen upcoming dates:
4/4 - Cake Shop - New York, NY &
4/5 - The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ &
4/26 - Muchmore's - New York, NY *
4/27 - Harsimus Cove Cemetery - Jersey City, NJ *
5/19 - Baby's All Right (Record Release Party) - Brooklyn, NY
6/5 - 7/27 - US Tour
& - w/ Richard Bacchus and the Luckiest Girls (formerly of D Generation)
* - Mike and Catherine solo duo
The Everymen are:
Mike V - vocals and guitar
Catherine Herrick - vocals
Stephen Chopek - drums
Jake Fiedler - drums
Scott Zillitto - sax
Will Hoffman - trumpet
Jamie Zillitto - bass
Geoff Morrissey - lead guitar
Tom Barrett - keys
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.