RELEASE
August 28, 2007
LABEL
Narada
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Rock & Roll, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Jam Bands, Roots Rock

Album Review

If it wasn't always clear on earlier albums, the brilliantly played and thoughtfully written Street Symphony sweeps away any doubts: the Subdudes aren't just stellar musicians of the swampy jazz-rock-blues New Orleans persuasion, as they've come to be known. They're also a group of guys whose working-class roots run as definitively, and maybe as deeply, as Bruce Springsteen's. Few bands give up the grit with this much conviction and skill: while the Katrina-themed "Poor Man's Paradise" delivers listeners straight to a Crescent City dock where a world-weary man and his dog get by on beer and scratches behind the ear, "Work Clothes" celebrates, in a genuinely joyful way, the subversive thrill of playing hooky for a day of fishing. And then there's all that soul. Tracks like "Brother Man" and "I'm Your Town" come off as blue-state anthems wrapped in a blue collar, but they're no less beautiful or multi-dimensional for it. In fact, plainspoken poetry this rich and robustly played lingers in a way that's pretty close to magical, revealing layers of truth that seem to get louder with each listen.
Tammy La Gorce, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Fountain of Youthhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Poor Man's Paradisehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Strangerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Thorn in Her Sidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. No Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Fair Weather Friendhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Brother Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Half of the Storyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Work Clotheshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Absolutelyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. I'm Your Townhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Street Symphonyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/street-symphony/id716368866?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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