In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, I'm rewinding the clock back to early 2010. While this was only three measly years ago, in the music world, it's practically a lifetime.

The eight-person gang, River City Extension, hails from the great state of New Jersey. Why do I call it that? Well, it happens to be my home state as well, so I can’t hate on it (at least not publicly).

"Our New Intelligence" could easily be coined RCE's anthem. Full of jubilant energy, folky elements and post-punk intensity, the Toms River outfit cannot be confined within a specific genre. Lush, symphonic strings, horns and piano are heightened by hand claps, harmonizing 'pirate' chants, and alternating male and female vocals separated into segmented orchestration.

If this 'throwback' is a new one for you, then I'd personally consider it your lucky day. Get caught in the danceable fervor of "Our New Intelligence."

posted by Staff
August 2013