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Sodajerk 2

Sodajerk 2

  • By Sodajerk
  • Release 24/04/2007
  • Music Genre Rock
  • Media Format CD
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'Sodajerk plays a fantastic (and incredibly active) kind of Americana rock with all the classic country instrumentation. The Atlanta-based four-piece hollers through a dust cloud of their own creation, kicking up every bit of turbulent ruckus-lovin' attitude that a passel of whiskey-and-beer-swillin' dudes can find. It's direct and witty to the point that I can't tell if I like them better behind their instruments or behind the pen. Either way, their songs are layered in guitars and rhythm, full on kickin' ass. While the name 'Sodajerk 2' may be a little counterintuitive to the fact that this is their sixth release to appear on CD Baby, these guys have been a perennial favorite of ours since the lamenting ballad 'Cow Hop' first punched us in our hearts all those years ago. And man, they do have a couple of melancholy songs on this record that do the exact same thing.'---CDbaby.com 'Sodajerk returns with their perfect blend of rock, country and rockabilly musical stylings. This album gets your toes tapping and head nodding about five seconds into it, and doesn't let up; just like their songs about loving, drinking, fighting and all the usual country standards. Their twangy, raw rock 'n' roll stands out on tracks like 'F*** N' Fight' and 'Car Bomb (To Your Heart).' Sodajerk also shows their tear-jerking side on 'Heart Of Chrome' and 'Long Time Coming.' This is good country done right.'---Prick Magazine 'The brand new 'Sodajerk 2' is a diverse and confident leap forward for the band, both musically and lyrically'---Stomp and Stammer 'The relocation to Atlanta from Pittsburgh has, seemingly, sharpened the band's hooks. Sodajerk still have an Iron City swagger to their pedal-fueled country-rock. The band trades in witty lyrics, rollicking guitars and memorable melodies. They can be tender. They can be tough. Sodajerk seemingly has an endless supply of fun.'-- Jeff Weiss, Miles of Music 'It's a gospel that'll earn hallelujahs from people who preferred country music before it catered to soccer moms or to rock fans who appreciate the psychobilly rowdiness of Reverend Horton Heat'---Go ' Hardly old timey, but not jarringly revisionist, 'Sodajerk 2' runs the gamut of country hybrids..There's the high octane hoedown of 'F*** n' Fight' alongside tearjerkers like 'She Must Love Leavin'; the country-billy opener, 'Head On Collision'; and the raucous western swing of 'Carbomb (To Your Heart)'.'---Pittsburgh City Paper ''Sodajerk 2' tilts more toward the group's country inclinations......it's a pleasant departure from it's previous releases......While the folks at CMT aren't likely to call anytime soon, the band does not aquit itself quite well. Notably, the band channels the ghost of Bill Monroe on the spirited instrumental jam 'Allegheny County Breakdown'....'---Tribune Review 'The music is light-hearted and speaks out to everybody in the most playful and endearing manner. Sodajerk has radio-worthy songs ready to blare on every country station. Though it'd be hard to imagine hearing a radio DJ announce "That was 'Carbomb (To the Heart)' by Sodajerk," it is also hard to remove this particular song from one's head. While the song titles are eye catching, the songs themselves are sometimes gentle ("Heart of Chrome" and "Another Town") and at other times guitar-driven and nasty ("Head On Collision"). It's good to know that bands that have the "Put up or shut up!" mentality can hold their own. Another good thing about this particular country-rock CD is the fact that the songs aren't unnecessarily long. Before the listener knows it, the CD is over and one wants more. Sodajerk is the perfect example of a country-rock band staying true to the roots of country and doing everything else right.'---Performer Magazine 'Much of it is in the alt-country vein of Uncle Tupelo with Bucky's songs, and Tucker, stepping in like Country Dick, mixes it up with growling honky-tonk hell-raisers'---Pittsburgh Post Gazette 'Atlanta, capital of the New South, would be about the last place one would think to look for a good ol', real live, country band. Well, there or Nashville. Yet here we find Sodajerk, late of Pittsburgh, on it's sixth album, as competency rules the day for this tight and sometimes contentious-sounding band. "Sodajerk 2" runs the gamut of country sub-genres, and will appeal to the No Depression elitists as much as the Miller Lite crowd. There are rollicking rockabilly numbers like "Head On Collision"; the Silver Jews homage of "Paid by the Tear"; the mellowed-out pedal steel of "The Longer You Wait"; the fiddlin' and pickin' hoedown of the instrumental "Allegheny County Breakdown"; the retro pop swing of "She Must Love Leavin'"; the forlorn Uncle Tupelo enunciation of "Love You Like a Coroner"; the ears-pinned-back rockout of "F-- and Fight"; the acoustic heartbreak of "Heart of Chrome"; the punk rock minor chords of "Miss My Ways"; the Westerberg-like wit of "Winter All Year Long." In fact, there's nary a bad track on "Sodajerk 2." ---The Graphic.com '2 is a joyfully drunken barrage that never let's niceties get in the way of a rowdy time. 'Carbomb (To Your Heart),' 'Love You Like a Coroner' and 'F*** 'N' Fight' feature all the subtlety of a hailstorm as the band channels the best attributes of Paul Westerberg (i.e. drunk and disheveled) into their hayseed humanity. Honest, surprisingly literate and unapologetically loud, Sodajerk might just be the kick in the ass that, for the roots movement, is long overdue.'---Dallas Observer 'The Sodajerk 2 recording process started in Pittsburgh with Bucky and John inviting their friends and local musicians into the studio to lay down pieces here and there, and was completed in Atlanta with the new lineup. You would think that such flux would have created a disjointed CD with songs but no cohesiveness, but in reality it gives the CD a loose-at-the-joints, free-wheeling rock and roll feel. If you don't believe me, just give F*** N Fight a listen, but this album ain't all rock with teenager lyrics. The Longer You Wait shows their more mature side, so call it rock and roll with a twangy spice made by kids who can name more than one Waylon Jennings song.'---ninebullets.net 'The new record gave me a black eye! It's that good!'---Jason Shattles, Photographer.

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Artist: Sodajerk
Title: Sodajerk 2
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 24/04/2007
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 824594016328
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