The title track “Townie Girls” has a very strong REM overtone to me which is a great thing. It’s interesting, if you visit Jeff’s website you’ll be surprised to learn that you’ve probably heard his music before. Jeff’s dedication to the independent music scene has been a lifelong cause and several of his songs have been licensed to over a dozen television shows, appearing in episodes of The Real World and Teen Moms (MTV) and the T.O. Show (VH1). Jeff was also a member of pop band Luce, whose music appeared on major motion picture soundtracks for How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey) and 13 Going on 30 (Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis)! Now that’s a resume. Next time you’re watching your favorite cable TV show think about how the indie music industry is supplying a ton of the music they use. That’s Jeff!
For me, highlights of this album include the first track I already mentioned and the song you can view in the video “Same F’ing Sun.” “Same Sun” is an instant classic. The arrangement is perfect, the vocals are more than perfect and the message is timeless.
Jeff Michaels has been a breath of fresh air for me as not only a professional musician but also as an everyday music lover and listener. Got get yourself some Jeff Michaels!!