Title - 'Shake, Stomp and Stumble'
Artist - Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets
For those not in the know, Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets are a fast-rising Southern California rock group and although front man Antista has known each of his band members for decades, the Lonely Streets have only been in existence for a year.
The lineup is comprised of: Antista (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar), Jessica Kaczmarek (lead guitar, backing vocals, mandolin, piano), Warren Renfrow (bass), and Jorge E. Disguster (drums, backing vocals).
Having recently unveiled their debut music video, 'Goodnight Ramona' to their highly devoted fan base the song is also the lead single from next month's Shake, Stomp and Stumble album that will be issued on LP/CD/DL via Primal Beat Records on May 17th, 2019.
2. 'Goodnight Ramona'
3. 'Nasty Weather'
5. 'Beat Down and Broken'
6. 'They Killed Lily Bell'
9. 'Finally Say Goodbye'
This pulsating and highly emotive new album recalls the sincerity of Johnny Cash and the country-infused, socially conscious anthems of Social Distortion in equal measures, whilst always being anchored by indelible melodies, heartfelt vocals, powerful musicianship, and a steadfast sense of community.
First up is 'Shiver,' a rampant SoCal indie punk rocker that not only takes you immediately by the hand and jives you into what is to come, but is also the lyrical parlay into the album title.
The first of a duo of tracks that showcase relationships gone awry is that aforementioned catchy lead single, 'Goodnight Ramona,' and that's backed seamlessly by both the yearning of close comfort in the drum-led 'Nasty Weather' and then one of their live favorites, the spurned lovers return in the tongue in cheek 'U-Haul' (aka 'She Showed Up With The Cops In A U-Haul Van').
On an album produced and engineered by Paul Miner - whose credits include New Found Glory, Thrice, C.J. Ramone, and Lisa Loeb - next up is definitely the first of Antista's most personal lyrical forays.
The foot-tappin' 'Beat Down and Broken' is a heartfelt track he wrote upon hitting a personal low point in his life with a tribute to a fallen heroine from the hit AMC series Hell on Wheels in the boisterous 'They Killed Lily Bell' backing it up.
Then, and in tribute to Antista's school days friendship with Steve Soto (Adolescents, Agent Orange) and the fact he went on to later form Joyride with him, a cover of the late Soto's melancholic 'Forever' is a solid nod to the musician.
Rounding out the album we first get the other aforementioned relationship breakdown track in the rip-roaring 'Carmelita.' Complete with a breathtaking, mindful and cultured guitar solo from Kaczmarek the album then closes with a rather hip-shakin' view on karma in 'Finally Say Goodbye'.
Oh, and the joyous, colorful album cover art for Shake, Stomp and Stumble — which depicts a pair of rockabilly skeletons in full swing dancing abandon — was designed by Louis Perez III, the son of the famed Los Lobos songwriter/instrumentalist who shares the same name.
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