In this century’s over-glut of alt-country, thanks to blue-state alt- learning to appreciate red state -country, not to mention the awfulness that goes for mainstream country music these days (have we finally buried the term ‘New Country’, at least?…), Jones Street Station is refreshingly ‘country-country’, yet have the bio of an indie band – bunch of young Midwestern (and one Mid-New Jerseyian) boys who moved to Brooklyn and started a band. After putting out the excellent In Verses (QRO review) and opening for the likes of Ben Kweller (QRO photos, on the bill w/ JSS) and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (QRO photos, on the bill w/ JSS), they headed back into the studio, and have just put out the great new single, "The Understanding" (free to download on their website).
Uplifting like the best of Jones Street (see Verses standouts "Slow Lights" & "Oh Victoria" – QRO video) without being ‘up with people’, "The Understanding" is rather an honest expression of hope relatable and enjoyable in any street, state, station, or country.
Stream the track "The Understanding"
Jones Street Station also seem to play NYC at least once a month (often for free):