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 Youthhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Poor Man's Paradisehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Strangerhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Thorn in Her Sidehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. No Manhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Fair Weather Friendhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Brother Manhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Half of the Storyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Work Clotheshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Absolutelyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. I'm Your Townhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Street Symphonyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fstreet-symphony%252Fid716368866%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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