For Brooklyn performing songwriter Jason Myles Goss, the qualities he loves most about music are "a good story and a memorable melody" -- two things that are happily in abundant display on Radio Dial, his fourth album due June 17. Entirely self-produced, Goss' new project was recorded in old school fashion on good ol' analog tape with the help of some talented friends including Austin Nevins on guitars and Sam Kassirer on keys, both members of Josh Ritter's Royal City Band. The result is an album that is both profoundly personal and sonically expansive, reflecting Goss' influences of songcraft-centric bands like Counting Crows and The Wallflowers as well as the more roots-rock and Americana shadings of Wilco and Lucinda Williams. Lead track "Red Letter Man" is a prime example of the Goss style, a Tom Petty-ish guitar jangle chord progression entwined with a soaring, infinitely catchy chorus hook. We're also taken with "Home", a country-rock anthem that kicks with on off-kilter rhythm and Kassirer's rich organ fills.
Jason Myles Goss - "Red Letter Man" (from Radio Dial)
Jason Myles Goss - "Home" (from Radio Dial)