Singer James Mason and guitarist Jason Kloess were actually in a different band before The Roosevelts. The musical pair met in Austin and has since relocated to Nashville to further its Southern-slung rootsy rock. While the self-described “brothers in song” released an EP called Cold Sheets together in 2013, The Roosevelts’ debut LP The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn is schedule for a March 18 release.
The band’s lead single “Peaches” has actually been a live staple for years. This studio version is included on The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn and will be available February 19. As Mason recalls, he and Kloess never got to play “Peaches” in their previously bluesy band. “That band broke up before ‘Peaches’ ever made it to the stage. But we loved it. It’s a fun song with a sexy double entendre and the perfect lighthearted addition to The Roosevelts set. It quickly became a fan favorite.”
As for the meaning, Mason says, “In love or out of love, the craving to be loved is the same. We will find it where ever we can, even if it’s temporary.”
Check out “Peaches” here.