It was just last week that I pointed you towards a Daytrotter session featuring New Jersey roots rockers The Roadside Graves performing a handful of the highlights from last year’s remarkable My Son’s Home. Also included was a brand new track called “Liv Tyler” that they said would be appearing on an upcoming EP of new material. Well, yesterday Stereogum premiered the studio version of “Liv Tyler” along with news that it will appear on said EP, called You Won’t Be Happy With Me. The studio cut is far better than the live take - it moves through several different sections, building to a Springsteen-worthy climax and featuring one of the boys’ most anthemic choruses yet - If we didn’t have to worry about money we’d be alright. In all those regards it reminds me of “Radio”, a true highlight from their overlooked 2007 album No One Will Know Where You’ve Been, moreso than anything on the grittier My Son's Home.
In addition to the 3/16 EP release date, Autumn Tone will be digitally re-releasing the Graves’ debut, If Shacking Up Is All You Want To Do on 2/8 with six bonus songs. Check out the Stereogum post for lead singer John Gleason’s explanation of the single’s vintage cover art. Check out PHW’s 2009 Year In Review guest post from Gleason right here.