Committee of Vultures Know That Everybody Wants The Blues

The Jersey rockers deliver the rugged, rollicking title track to their upcoming LP.

Committee of Vultures are a force to be reckoned with on the rugged and rollicking title track to their forthcoming album Everybody Wants The Blues — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Like the best roots music, Everybody Wants The Blues (out Feb. 25) is rich with tradition and heavy with deeply human themes, yet remains a rambunctious good time throughout. With enough whiskey-soaked vocals and raw storytelling edge to please Tom Waits fans, this album is full of fiery, authentic tales for the underdog. That’s comes through and clear on the title track, a driving rocker that digs deep into the roots of their shared musical heritage and hits the blues-rock motherlode.

Committee of Vultures are a collection of world-class musicians centered in New Jersey and assembled to record new original material that captures the distinctive musical soul of the region. This powerful collective utilizes an eclectic mix of genres that spans the spectrum of roots music, from rock ’n’ roll, blues, soul and swamp boogie to Americana, alt-country and gospel.

All songs are written by hardcore Jersey Delta native and saw mill worker Robert Van Kull, noted for his transient existence and aversion to cameras and interviews. Van Kull is partnered with musical legend Benny Harrison, a well known staple in the N.Y./N.J. music scene as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. This duo have been recording continuously since 2012. They draw from a deep well of the best musicians the area has to offer and have amassed a deep vault of studio recordings that remain largely unreleased to date.

The duo draw from a deep well of the best musicians the area has to offer, and have utilized more than 30 musicians and vocalists who give the band an ever-changing sound from one session to the next. Loosely configured but bound by a common musical thread, the brothers and sisters of COV are dedicated to their shared musical promise to serve the music and to honour the mystical traditions of the Jersey Delta.

Watch the video for Everybody Wants The Blues above, listen to the song below, and find Committee of Vultures at their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.