Kurt and Brianna Jorgensen are The Jorgensens. No, they aren’t the stars of the delightfully dated sitcom based program slated for Thursday night. They play together music together and even if you haven’t somehow figured it out yet I will inform you they happen to be a couple. Yes sir, it’s pretty much confirmed once you go to their website. There is a picture of him just sitting there and she is sitting on a chair with her hand resting just resting on his shoulder as if it’s not a big deal. Well, this is indicating that no one is taking her man.
Alright, back to the what we came here for which is the music. They released The Lexington Stretch which is their second album. It’s an organic album mixing elements of folk, blues, rock and more. And oh my god this album sounds like people playing together in an actual room. Amazing.
The album starts with “If The Sea Was Whiskey” which was actually the highlight for me. It’s very minimal with standout bass and vocal harmonies being the main focal point. The mood and style is very old school folk and traditional. I like the Louis Armstrong sounding trumpet as well.
“Unchained” is a little more contemporary and bluesy in a lot of ways. The style is smooth and again I really thought the horns were the breakout stars here. I liked both vocalists whether they sing together or solo. They can sing and are also in love - oh how they need to disappear. The last part of the sentence is called sarcasm.
There are some subdued numbers like “St. James Infirmary” which brings to mind Tom Waits while “Chocolate and Cheese Blues” is so relaxing I got some lemonade and set up a sun umbrella right in my living room.
The Jorgensens unfortunately will not be airing as a sitcom but the good news is that their album will be out in September. It seems like something you should mark on your calendar like immediately because September is super far away for remembering things like that. Have a great summer.
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