Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Needy Sons - "The Swimmer"/"Superficial Kid"

The Needy Sons are the latest project from Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) and a collaboration with Mike Gent of The Figgs. They've been playing the occasional show around the Boston area, with a good chunk taking place in Janovitz's current town of Lexington, MA. The band has functioned mostly as a bar band, playing a ton of covers and songs from both Janovitz's and Gent's back catalog.

Now, we get the first original songs from The Needy Sons. "The Swimmer" is Janovitz's song, much funkier than his previous work. The song seems to be an ode to carefree summers of his youth, and seems like a natural extension from 2013's Walt Whitman Mall. Gent's contribution, "Superficial Kid," almost sounds like a lost Rollings Stones track mixed with Tom Petty.

To listen to/purchase "The Swimmer"/"Superficial Kid," check out Bill Janovitz's Bandcamp. If you'd like to follow The Needy Sons specifically, they have a Facebook page.

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