It’s hard not to be a little smitten with St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Frontman Paul Janeway’s distinctive croon makes every lyric feel like the gospel, and if you haven’t heard the buzz about this Alabama band’s live shows, you probably just aren’t listening. Fortunately, the band needn’t rely on their live chops alone to lure in new listeners: St. Paul & the Broken Bones are set to release their debut full-length, Half The City, next month, expanding on last year’s soulful EP Greetings from St. Paul & the Broken Bones (which, as it happens, you can now download for free on Noisetrade).
“Call Me,” a standout track from Janeway and the Broken Bones, was originally written as two different songs and always serves as a real high point in their setlist.
“When we recorded ‘Call Me’ we kept thinking we had to beef up the sound in the beginning of the song,” said Janeway of the track, which appeared on last year’s EP but was re-recorded for Half The City. “I think that would have killed the dynamic of the song. That breakdown towards the end of the song is one of my favorite parts when we play ‘Call Me’ at our shows.”
Listen to “Call Me” in the player below. Half The City is set for release on Feb. 18 via Single Lock/Thirty Tigers.