Philadelphia-based musician Raphael Cutrufello makes music under the moniker Hezekiah Jones, and he's ready to unveil a new offering titled In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw. But before its official release, Exclaim! is streaming the new record in its entirety for your listening pleasure.
Cutrufello and his band the Family Jones have been creating music together since 2006, but this record marks their first as full collaborators in the studio. Previous efforts were the result of a one-man process that involved recording the albums "layer by layer on outdated equipment in bedrooms and basements across Philadelphia."
The new material, however, features the live band joining Cutrufello on his creative journey and embracing the energy of a larger group. In addition to earnest, heartfelt numbers like "Bound to Be Sick" and "How the Wind Loves You," there are also geographically inspired cuts like "Toronto," "Houghton," "Pittsburgh" and "oosi Strikes Out in Hollywood."
Hear the entire story of oosi Lockjay come together by giving the record an early spin in the player below. In Loving Memory of oosi Lockjaw is out on November 13 through Woodfarm Records.