November 4, 2011

Juston Stens, a 1972 Triumph, and All Your Favorite Musicians

Last year, former Dr. Dog drummer Juston Stens branched out with a promising EP of original material as Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang. I've been a huge fan of Stens since he first introduced me to Floating Action via his pitch-perfect cover of "Don't Stop Loving Me Now." Stens is now back in writing and recording mode, though this time under a different set of circumstances. He's creating his first full length album by way of his 1972 Triumph motorcycle, stopping in a dozen cities across the country to collaborate with musicians and friends. The stops span coast to coast with a host of Everybody Taste favorites like Jim Eno of Spoon, Seth Kauffman of Floating Action, Kelley Darlin of Those Darlins, Bill Baird of Sunset, and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Later in December, Stens will be in California visiting with the likes of Delta Spirit, Gardens and Villa, and Jeremy Black of Apollo Sunshine. It's hard to imagine this won't be an exceptional batch of songs, especially with all the time Stens will have isolated on his bike to think about the music and lyrics. And yes, a project this independent and creative needs funding, so please check out its Kickstarter.

Juston Stens - "Falling" (from Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang)
Juston Stens - "Don't Stop Loving Me Now" (Floating Action cover)
Juston Stens & Seth Kauffman - "Don't Come Around Here No More" (Tom Petty cover)

After the jump, watch Stens' Kickstarter video.

Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang

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