Jerry Joseph’s career has coursed consistently below mainstream recognition, his prolific songwriting more known as staples in other musicians’ canons than as his own. But that doesn’t seem to bother Joseph. For his newest project, Joseph and drummer Steve Drizos forsake even name recognition with The Denmark Veseys, a nod to the slave rebel who planned an uprising in
The Denmark Veseys eponymous debut certainly still boasts the songwriting acumen and delivery Joseph has been honing since his early days with Little Women. “Letter to
Despite a turn toward a more indie rock and pop-inflected feel, those familiar with Joseph’s body of work will feel right at home with The Denmark Veseys. It is important to remember that this is something new, a new name, a new collective, and a fresh perspective on Joseph’s craft. This stands as a reintroduction of sorts to one of the most fertile songwriters making music today.