J.O.B. Releases Highway of Shadows
Richmond four-piece rock group (and GallantFew long-time supporters), The J.O.B., tear out the pages of an intimate journal in their new album, Highway of Shadows. Documenting every emotional detail encountered in a single lifetime, each track digs deep into the domain of human experience and into the heart and soul of each listener. Highway of Shadows has no boundaries. No feeling of life, love, or loss is left untouched. Highway of Shadows, produced by Rich Stine (The Head & the Heart), is out November 9.
Looking back on one person’s single existence, it plays out like a film reel of a long trip on an uncharted, unpaved road. Highway of Shadows is just that, a long road collecting sights of things that once were and watching them vanish out of clear view. Each song is a symbol of one of those gathered images. Songs of love and loss such as “Turn Around”, “I Know Better”, and “Unknown Call” examine every complicated turning point in a relationship. Frontman and songwriter, Jim O’Ferrell, reconnects with his experience in the army in “In The Night’s White Noise”, and “Glory Never Comes.” Dynamics of a father and son are explored in the title track, “Highway of Shadows”. O’Ferrell’s anthemic voice roars while a smoky, gritty guitar rounds out the melody as they cruise together. Powerful, full-bodied drums maneuver everything forward with solid pace, precision, and explosive fills.
Fueled by the sheer power of human connection, The J.O.B. began in between O’Ferrell’s deployments from the war in Iraq while searching for a lead guitarist to play his music. The lineup came to be with Jason Crawford on guitar, Eric Bandy on drums, and bassist Jared Merrill filling out the final vocal layer. The love of music and performing is the catalyst that connected four people from four entirely different walks of life to create something honest and passionate. The J.O.B. are storytellers, taking authentic human experiences and reflecting them like a mirror onto their audience. Giving a voice to those that may have buried their own somewhere deep inside, their music is a true companion that makes people’s emotions relevant and meaningful. Every face in the crowd is an individual opportunity to form a bond. Performing live is where the rubber meets the road, and The J.O.B. travel at full speed while also taking time to appreciate every stop along the way.
I Know Better
In the Night’s White Noise
Alone In the City
My Love Is Yours
Glory Never Comes
Highway of Shadows
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About The J.O.B.
The J.O.B. was founded by Jim O’Ferrell and Jason Crawford in 2007 in between O’Ferrell’s deployments to Iraq. Putting all of their energy into the music in the short time given, the two recorded an EP, Stranger, in two days. Drummer Eric Bandy joined the band in 2014, and in 2016, the band discovered bassist Jared Merrill. The J.O.B. achieved Top 40 ranking for three previous records on FMQB spin charts. Their upcoming album, Highway of Shadows was produced by Rich Stine (Head & the Heart), and is out November 9.