On the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011, Jacksonville, FL southern pop-rock band Son of a Bad Man headed into the studio to record a new album. Here’s to the Falling In will make its debut to big fanfare in a two-night CD release party in the band’s hometown venue, Jackrabbit’s, on January 27 and 28, an event that promises to be stuffed with Son of a Bad Man’s trademark high-energy performance and enthusiasm.
Son of a Bad Man and Kings of A&R are now streaming two songs from Here’s to the Falling In, and I gotta tell you, they are even better than I was expecting. If this is an indication of what’s to come on the new album, we’re in for a treat: great production, sassy guitar riffs, snappy drumming, and lead singer Shawn Fisher’s unique combination of melodic songwriter voice and all-out-rocker caterwaul. The surprising “Miracle Jet” is a delirious summer love song, rich with keys and pop sentimentality. “Love Like Mine,” featuring fellow pop-rockers Runner Runner, is a playful use of 20-something male swagger and boasting (and, I’m pretty sure, inspired by real life relationships of the band members). Drummer Brad Moxey definitely gets to showcase his chops on this one!
Take a listen to the new stuff, posted to the band’s SoundCloud page this morning, and get fired up for this record. It’s sure to be an earworm-inducing maelstrom of pop-rock delight!
Love Like Mine (featuring Runner Runner)