River City Extension – The Unmistakable Man

Clearly I’ve been living under a rock these past few months because it wasn’t until last week that I discovered River City Extension. The 8-piece band from New Jersey, released their new album, The Unmistakable Man, and it has been on steady rotation every since. It’s ridiculously good.

The album is packed with fun and energetic folk songs, which might be more accurately described as folk anthems. With soaring female and male vocals, stomping drums, trumpets, banjos, strings, a lot of handclaps – and even mariachi-like harmonies, as well – the songs are simply huge. With all of these elements mixed together, it might sound chaotic and messy, but it all blends together seamlessly to make some of the brightest, funnest and catchiest tunes you’ve heard in a while. The album encompasses the listener with the sheer energy of the songs, and the lush musical landscapes they create; I can only imagine how amazing it must be to see them live.

Below are the band’s 2011 tour dates:

07/12 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lakes Fields  *
07/13 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center  *
07/14 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain  *
07/15 – Mississauga, ON @ The Flats at Arrow Hall  *
07/16 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau  *
07/17 – Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre  *
07/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre  *
07/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center  *
07/21 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center  *
07/22 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion  *
07/23 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum  *
07/24 – Oceanport, NJ @ Monmouth Park Raceway  *
07/30 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08/01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Metro #
08/04 – Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s #
08/05 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues #
08/06 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall #
09/24 – Burlington, VT @ Nor’easter Festival

* = Vans Warped Tour
# = w/ Alkaline Trio, Smoking Pipes

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