The One & Nines, The One and Nines EP

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 02.05.11 in Reviews

New Jeresy is known for tough-as-nails, bruising blue-collar bar rock, but does it have home for a feather-light pop act as well? The One and Nines aim to find out: their debut EP is stocked with smoky soul ("Wait") and slinky lounge jazz ("Something On Your Mind"), centered around the pouty, passionate vocals of Vera Sousa and dressed up in throwback horn-charts and simmering rhythms, The One and Nines have enough verve and soul to make their neighboring bands in the Garden State go green.