If Jason Ross is a grunge singer/songwriter, then so are Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Richard Buckner and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine. On day&nightdriving, produced by Brian Paulson (Wilco, Son Volt, Beck, Uncle Tupelo and Slint’s influential cult classic Spiderland) Ross delivers a compelling set of songs that lives up to its dichotomous title. The album combines surging, dark, rock anthems like the first single “Last Kiss,” the ringing Gaelic guitars of “Was a Ghost” and the heavy swagger of “Break the Spell,” with the Americana roots feel of the country-flavored swamp stomp “Dreaming Against Me” and the twangy slide guitar on “Upside Down.”
For those only familiar with Seven Mary Three from the hit “Cumbersome,” they will be surprised by the band’s new direction. It’s an album about reconciling a career in a rock group with home life, and balancing commitments to band mates with those of family, in a highly personal, reflective, yet raw and honest work.
Release date: February 19, 2008
|1||Last Kiss||Last Kiss|
|2||Laughing Out Loud|
|3||Was a Ghost|
|4||Dreaming Against Me||Dreaming Against Me|
|5||Hammer & a Stone|
|6||Break the Spell|
|7||You Think Too Much|
|8||Strangely at Home Here|
|9||She Wants Results||She Wants Results|
|11||Dead Days in the Kitchen|
|12||Things I Stole|
Produced by Jason Ross, Thomas Juliano, and Brian Paulson
Recorded at The Fidelitorium, Popular House, and Track & Field. All in the great state of NC.