In recent years it has seemed like every time Jerry Joseph comes through
Next Thursday, the one-time
Lacking a full-length copy of his new record, “Charge,” it’s hard to give a full accounting of Joseph’s newest artistic iteration; but it’s clear from the few samples up on his Web site that this seven-song EP marks a return to familiar territory for Joseph. After recent forays into adventurous jam-band exoticism with the band Stockhold Syndrome and edgy alt-rock with the group Denmark Veseys, Joseph is back to exploring the still-fertile territory of grim Americana.
The title track of the new record is a nervously shuffling rumbler full of the kind of rough-hewn apocolyptica that fans have grown to expect from Joseph: Body counts and benedictions, neighborhood messiahs and “St. John the Divine.” (The song can be heard via the embedded player at Joseph’s Web site.)
Working with Denmark Veseys collaborator Steve Drizos and Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Bret Mosley, Joseph recorded the new album on vintage equipment at Old Soul Studio in
Having stepped back into the groove of previous releases such as “Mouthful of Copper,” Joseph is also back to touring with another of his backing bands, the Jackmormons. They’ll stop in