St. Paul and the Broken Bones “I’m Torn Up” – Pick of the Week
St. Paul and the Broken Bones brings us “I’m Torn Up” for SwissMisfit’s pick of the week. “I’m Torn Up” showcases the bands versatility from a slow progressive blues verse, heavy bass line and melancholy trumpet to a climatic, James Brown would have been proud, chorus that shines on Paul’s vocal range. St. Paul delivers a classic indie soul sound heralded by the popular Alabama Shakes group. “I’m Torn Up” and the entire album is a perfect rainy day album that probably sounds amazing on record.
The entire album, Half the City, is full of soul and there was easily five or six tracks from the album I could have picked for this weeks pick of the week. I selected “I’m Torn Up” because of its ability to demonstrates St. Paul and the Broken Bones versatility. Be on the lookout for this band in the near future. Other amazing tracks include “Call Me” and “Broken Bones and Pocket Change”. So take an hour, kick back and soak this album in for all it is worth.
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
St. Paul and the Broken Bones is a sextet soul band hailing from Birmingham, Alabama. Led by vocalist Paul Janeway, an eccentric soul singer with James Brown streaming through his veins and vocals. Paul both moves and commands the stage like the Godfather of Soul. Paul is accompanies by Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keys), Ben Griner (trombone), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet). The band began recording their first full length album, Half the City, in January of 2013 in both the Nutthouse Recording Studios and Fame Studios in Alabama.
Check out more details about the band at their website, including St. Paul and the Broken Bones tour dates and updated band news. Leave your comments below to let me know what you think.