Just before New Jersey-bred singer-songwriter Sammy Kay‘s new album Fourth Street Singers is released on Tuesday (March 10th), Purevolume has an exclusive full stream of the album in all its glory. Put out by Panic State Records, the album is a stark departure from the ska/rocksteady sounds of Love Letters, his last full length as Sammy Kay and the East Los 3 (which was excellent, read our review of the album from last year). Instead, this album dials up Sammy’s blues, folk and Americana influences into another album of solid tunes that would make Bruce Springsteen happy. According to Sammy, “The concept of salvation, redemption, and second chances rings through the record, as well as love, loss and life. I’m super proud of the album, and I’m so stoked that people can finally hear it!”. Recorded by Pete Steinkopft of The Bouncing Souls, the album also features appearances by members of The Slackers, Westbound Train, and Leftover Crack. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.
Sammy is currently on tour in support of the album, and though he won’t be making a Boston stop, he will be hitting up a pretty rad ska festival in Virginia we’ve previously written about in July.
Below, check out a video of Sammy Kay and the Fast Four (a.k.a. The Snails) playing a couple of songs that includes Fourth Street Singers cut “Saints and Sinners” from a performance at The Midway in JP: