Brooklyn’s The Jones Street Brothers is now called Jones Street Station. I can take a pretty good guess as to why they changed their name, but I’m kinda bummed that they went mellow indie and ventured away from their poppy bluegrass roots with their new release, In Verses. It’s great for a rainy Saturday, but their first album, Overcome has this campy feel that will make you forget that it’s Monday and you’re ugly.
In Verses is still a good album with tracks like “Evergreen” and “Front Door,” but I’m a bigger fan of the skippy “River Wilde” and the somber rendition of “Walls of Time” on Overcome. Listen to their stuff on their Web site. Hear the backstory on the name change, the shift of genre and their tour with Ben Kweller from an interview in February with New York’s WNEW.