DOWNLOAD: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound - "Get It Together"
DOWNLOAD: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound - "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart"
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound had me at "hello" - fresh sounding soul from a young Chicago band that has a sound that is one part Booker T and one part James Brown; all with a little garage rock thrown in on the side. Mojo Magazine calls the band “one of the hottest US soul acts right now”.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound released their debut CD Beat of Our Own Drum (Vampisoul/Rabbit Factory) last year and have followed it with a new 7" single.
"Get It Together" is razor-sharp in the groove department -- lots of funky riffing guitar, hard-hitting bass, and badass horns -- all a perfect setting for JC's raw soul vocals! "I Am Trying" is great too -- a cut that starts out with a bit of a trippy start, then moves into some hard-stepping funk right away -- a killer, kickass groove that's mighty nice!JC Brooks is headlining a show at Southpaw on May 7th with The Revelations and Ex Caminos. Advance tickets are $10 and the show starts at 9PM.
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound