Stuyvesant - "Alright" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

16 October 2014

The ska-inflected "Alright", the latest tune by the long-running New Jersey group Stuyvesant, is a party tune that'll turn up the heat in the coming winter months.
 

Stuyvesant formed in the early ‘00s as a new project involving many musicians involved in the ‘90s indie rock scene in New Jersey. Ralph Malanga (guitar and vocals) played in the band Footstone; Sean Adams (guitar and vocals) and Brian Musikoff (bass) performed with Friends, Romans, Countrymen. Having now been performing as Stuyvesant for over a decade now, the band has settled into a comfortable yet energetic rhythm. The group’s newest LP, the forthcoming Shmyvesant, displays its ability to write a toe-tapping, party-starting groove. “Alright” is a case in point here; with its driving power chords and backing horns, the song captures the youthful zeal of these longtime performers.
  
The band tells PopMatters this about the tune: “We all know what it’s like to be afraid to make that first move when you’re attracted to someone. We also know what it’s like to be overcome by a song that moves you in just the right way. ‘Alright’ is about that moment where the two intersect, where the power of music helps a wallflower overcome his shyness—and he gets the girl.”



Shmyvesant is out on November 25th via Sugarblast.

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.


//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

READ the article