This is another Introduction / Song of the Day as I’ve never posted about Brooklyn, NY based band Jus Post Bellum before but I feel like I’ve been missing out big time! Their latin name translates as Justice After War and many of thir songs are inspired by events of the American Civil war and American History. Our song of the day is Sharp Was The River Bending
from their album Oh July; watch the video below:
Featuring in Order of appearance:
Geoffrey and Hannah as “Jus Post Bellum”
Guy Reed as “The Photographer”
Jon Nandor as “Big Jon”
Ryan Stoutenburgh as “Dangerously Handsome”
Marty Willms as “Soft Shoe Marty” a.k.a “The Bowler”
Sam Merret as “Nervous Johnny”
Margot Becker as “The Siren” a.k.a “Calamitous Janine” a.k.a “Bonnie get yer gun”
Pete Mauney as “Mystic Pete”
Mike Ackerman as “Baby Face”
Ben Ezinga as “Somber Billy”
Jus Post Bellum is the story of a man and a woman, an extended narrative, a character study, painted in broad strokes and finely etched…a man and a woman. A midwestern couple cohabiting in real life, looking towards the past for inspiration. A group of musicians, pulling upon the lessons of the history, painting pictures in the present. They are definitely a band worth watching out for!
And in case you were wondering whether the rest of their music was this good, the answer is yes (listen out for more in our playlist):
Jus Post Bellum is Geoffrey Wilson (lead vocals, guitar), Hannah Jensen (vocals), Zach Dunham (drums, percussion, vocals), and Daniel Bieber (bass, cello, vocals).