The New Standards
THE NEW STANDARDS THE WORD IS THESE GUYS ARE ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS OUT THERE; REGULARS AT THE LEGENDARY CABARET STAGE AT JOE’S PUB IN NYC, BELOVED IN EUROPE AND DEEP IN THE HOMELAND OF THE U.S.A. A “MINIMALIST ODD TRIO”* – VIBRAPHONE, STAND-UP BASS AND PIANO – THAT PLAY AND SING THEIR FAVORITE (AND, YOU WILL PLEASANTLY DISCOVER, YOUR FAVORITE) SONGS IN A STYLE THAT CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS HEAVENLY: SHIMMERING, WARM TEXTURES, NUTTY JAZZY SOLOS AND EVOCATIVE VOCALS ALL EVINCING A CONSISTENTLY SURPRISING SONGBOOK THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE.
“The New Standards are making waves…” NPR
“The natty boys of the New Standards have made a practice of dressing up punk and pop classics…” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“On its self-titled debut, jazz trio the New Standards takes pop and rock tunes, such as “All the Young Dudes,” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “The New Pollution,” then strips them down and juices them back up with vocals, piano, bass and totally cool vibes. It’s a bit quirky, but it works.” THE NEW YORK POST
“…unexpected and cool… This minimalist odd trio embarks on an intimately wrought travelogue of true standards and exquisitely rendered contemporary selections…” *AMPLIFIER MAGAZINE
“All-in-all lovely … warm and subtle… leaving the listener hoping for future New Standards explorations through the wide world of pop music…” AMAZON.COM
“…a surprisingly sweet blend in the hands of these accomplished local rock gods… we’re feeling the love for these guys.” THE RAKE
“One of the most fun bands out there now…” MPLS. STAR TRIBUNE
ALL VERY GOOD TO READ. BUT THE CONCEIT OF THE NEW STANDARDS (POP SONGS PLAYED JAZZY) IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE EXPERIENCE OF SEEING THEM PLAY. THERE IS REAL ARTISTRY AT WORK AND SUBLIME ENTERTAINMENT WATCHING THESE THREE INTERACT.