J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles
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J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles

Minneapolis, MN | SELF

Minneapolis, MN | SELF
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"J Eastman and The Drunk Uncles - "On Your Dime""

It's rare that a band's name completely matches their sound. J Eastman and The Drunk Uncles sound exactly what you'd expect them to sound like. Their latest single, "On Your Dime," is a blast of loud power pop that leans very heavily on the rock side of the genre. You can just feel the haze of booze that thickens the type of venue these guys play, and the crowds they're sure to attract. For added points, they inject just the slightest country twang to the song giving it an Uncle Tupelo feel. It all feels decidedly Minnesota (where the band is from). Granted, there's not a regional "sound" to Minnesota, but there's almost a regional "feel" to the state.

You can listen to "On Your Dime" below. It will be included on their upcoming album. To be sure to stay updated on the album, check them out on Facebook and Bandcamp. - If It's Too Loud


"Bon Iver, Lowland Lakers, and more of this week’s new local music releases"

J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles make music about substances (“Not the Liquor,” “Drink to Myself,” “Lack of Medication”), relationships (“Josephine,” “Phone Sex”), and John Tesh (“John Tesh”). These roots rockers evoke Uncle Tupelo, and claim to have “climbed to the bottom of the Minneapolis indie rock scene.” Unpretentiousness is always a good look, and you can take a good listen when the dudes drop their new album on Friday at the Driftwood Char Bar. - The Current Local Blog


"Power Pop Shoppe"

Looking forward to spinning hooky guitar rock Friday 12 - 2 on WNUR 89.3 www.wnur.org. Power Pop Shoppe debut for Minneapolis band J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles - awesome new single "On Your Dime" - Replacements vibe - also more new stuff and old gems - Power Pop Shoppe


"Freebie Friday: The Tomboys, J Eastman, Wazonek, Scott Brookman"

Minneapolis, MN band J Eastman and The Drunk Uncles are heavily influenced by The Replacements, Wilco and REM. With a solid guitar lead and Eastman’s distinctive vocal, check out “On Your Dime” a pretty anachronistic expression. They have a full-length LP too called No Capo Required from 2016 that’s just awesome. “Drink To Myself” is the lost hit Southern Culture On the Skids never had. Oh yeah, it’s all FREE downloads. - Powerpopaholic


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Stumbling up the stairs of a suburban basement, J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles climbed to the bottom of the Minneapolis indie rock scene in 2015 with a shambolic collection of tunes about alcohol, beers and existential anxiety. The band layers J Eastman’s gritty hooks with loud guitars and tight arrangements to pump out a bevy of rave ups that echo the Replacements, Social Distortion and Uncle Tupelo while sounding uniquely like the Uncles. With standout tracks like "On Your Dime", “No Political Agenda”, “Josephine” and their ode to celebrity “John Tesh”, the music of the Drunk Uncles appeals to loners, drunks and the broken hearted in equal measure.

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