These reggatta de blanc boys basically owned the radio last summer. It was hard to go anywhere without hearing the scratchy acoustic chords of their big hit When The Night Feels My Song.
Street Gospels should work the same ubiquitous summer radio magic. It's got the similarly infectious single Walls Fall Down, the sunny beach jam Trinco Dog and the sappy 12:59 Lullaby, which is already getting love on Grey's Anatomy (pop music's new O.C.).
They've once again enlisted rock-reggae specialist Daryl Jenifer (Bad Brains) as producer. There are plenty of dub vibes on hand - check the echoing vox on Until We Burn In The Sun (The Kids Just Want A Love Song), the stoner speed of Jealousy And The Get Free and the Clash-cribbing Gunships, where the gruff voice of Alexisonfire's Wade MacNeil shows up. Adding Money Mark's piping keys to the mix was a smart move, but doing an a cappella track (Hush) really wasn't.