Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son: Defining the New Jersey Shore Sound

Central New Jersey's own Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son are set to release their highly anticipated album, Another Deadbeat Summer, on June 14 via Stevie Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records. This announcement is punctuated by the drop of their new single and video, "Empty Passenger Seats," a nostalgic anthem that captures the essence of the band's journey and ethos.

The video for "Empty Passenger Seats," directed by Zack Morrison, offers a vivid portrayal of life on the road. With its blend of sun-drenched highways and candid moments, it complements the track's soaring melodies and pop-punk vitality. The song itself is a testament to the timeless Jersey Shore sound, interwoven with Mahoney's gritty vocal delivery and robust punk influences.

Frontman Bobby Mahoney recounts the origins of the song: a reflective moment on the NJ Turnpike at sunrise after a Richmond gig. This imagery, combined with collaborative efforts from Dan Cohen and the band, culminated in a track that encapsulates the band's relentless touring spirit. Geoff Sanoff’s mix and Joe Lambert's mastering elevate the song's sonic depth, promising an exhilarating listening experience.

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son have become fixtures in the Asbury Park music scene, a proving ground for their electrifying performances and authentic rock 'n' roll ethos. They’ve shared stages with renowned artists like Frank Turner, Against Me!, and Bon Jovi, and even jammed with Bruce Springsteen at the Light of Day Music Festival. Their dynamic live shows have not only captivated local audiences but also garnered them slots at major events, including SXSW.

Mahoney's journey is a blueprint of dedication and passion. Growing up in East Brunswick, his influences ranged from Springsteen to The Gaslight Anthem, which he seamlessly blended into his own distinct sound. His commitment to refining his craft over the years, rather than succumbing to quick fame, has paid off, leading to their signing with Wicked Cool Records.

Another Deadbeat Summer is poised to be a milestone in Mahoney's career, showcasing a collection of road-honed tracks that are both deeply personal and universally resonant. With Andrew Saul on guitar, James McIntosh on drums, and Jon Chang Soon on bass, the band delivers a powerful synergy that’s palpable both live and on record.

As they prepare to unleash their new album, Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son continue to embody the spirit of New Jersey rock – resilient, dynamic, and ever-evolving. Their story is just beginning, and with each track, they carve out their place in the rich tapestry of American rock music. 



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