I’m from NJ (Clifton). So is Titus Andronicus (Glen Rock) and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (Bloomfield). The New York Times focuses on these two bands (no mention of me, that’s okay) who just released great new albums.
After more than a decade awash in hardcore, heavy metal and emo bands, a few of them distinguished like My Chemical Romance, New Jersey is having another moment. In addition to Titus Andronicus, Vivian Girls and Real Estate, there’s also the Gaslight Anthem, soul-punkers from New Brunswick, which is home to the sly garage and dance-punk influenced outfit Screaming Females. (full story)