River City Extension is thrilled to announce the release of their debut full-length album – The Unmistakable Man – out May 2010 on XOXO Records, the same label responsible for introducing the world Gaslight Anthem.
Formed in August of '07 in Toms River, NJ, River City Extension has already shared the stage with Cake, The Avett Brothers, Robert Randolph, Nicole Atkins, and Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze). The Unmistakable Man was produced by River City's own Joe Michelini along with the help of Pela's Eric Sanderson.
River City Extension is Joe Michelini (guitar, piano, vocals), Mike Costaney (drums), Jenn Fantaccione (cello), Dan Melius (trumpet, mellophone, vocals), Nick Cucci (djembe, percussion, vocals), Pat O'Brien (piano), Sam Tacon (lead vocals) and James Ramirez (bass) and they have created a unique combination of fiery country blues with the energy of a classic punk rock band.
Their unique instrumentation adds sophistication to their emotional songs that leave listeners infected with the same will to dance, sing, drink, and love or hate the people around them a little bit more than they did before.
With the album The Unmistakable Man being released in May, River City Extension already has a showcase planned with guest host Nicole Atkins on March 5th at The Bowery Electric in addition to a slew of local dates next week. To follow up, River City Extension is planning on a US tour this summer.