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The Mezzanine

by The Nobility

Pure pop-rock joy packed with energetic hooks and infectious melodies.
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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1. The Mezzanine
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2. Halleluiah Chorus
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3. Angel's Debut
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4. I Refuse
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5. Let Me Hang Around
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6. Gold Blue Sky
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7. Midst Of The Park
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8. Skeleton Key
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9. This Is What I've Wanted To Tell You
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10. Riverboat
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The Nobility is a humble little rock band based in Nashville, TN. On new album The Mezzanine, The Nobility broadens their musical repertoire with a deeper exploration of narrative lyrics and less conventional arrangements, with orchestrations featuring cello, tuba, saxophone, flute, violin and French horn. The sessions were documented to magnetic 2-inch tape on classic 1970s analog gear at Brian Carter’s Murfreesboro, Tennessee studio.

Legendary saxophonist Jim Hoke (Guster, Billy Joel, Bob Seger) makes an appearance, as do several soon-to-be legendary Middle Tennessee State University music students. While making The Mezzanine band members continued to listen to early Paul McCartney and Kinks records, as they have since they were chubby lads just out of diapers.

In between recording sessions and federal holidays, The Nobility squeezed in five (5) national tours since 2006, performing over 130 concerts everywhere from clubs and universities to libraries and schools. Following The Mezzanine’s Summer 2007 release, The Nobility was profiled by NPR, added to rotation on radio tastemaker WOXY, and showcased at the 2008 SXSW music festival and 2007 CMJ Music Marathon.

Sean Williams is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, Stephen Jerkins dabbles in piano, organ, guitar and backing vocals, Brian Fuzzell plays drums and percussion, and Ben Harper plays bass guitar and backing vocals.


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Nashville Scene

Quintessential Nashville indie-pop record
This quintessentially Nashville indie-pop record could be the sleeper that makes a lot end-of-the-year lists.

Your Standard Life

These are some great tracks... Trust me
These are some great tracks and I cannot wait to hear the full-length. Trust me, you'll be singing along to Halleluiah Chorus on your first listen.

All the Rage

Nothing here is by the numbers
Nothing here is by the numbers. You'll hear inspired little hitches and quirks all over, and it's hard to think of another local indie rock release with either the amount or quality of brass and string arrangements found here... There is, indeed, a definite sense of motion here — one of a band making big strides with a sound that appears increasingly unique as it becomes more "classic."

Music Row Magazine

These are brilliantly crafted tracks... This is one highly addictive record.
And the Disc of the Day belongs not to one of our Big Names, but to the upstarts of The Nobility, whose album drops July 31. Buy and believe.

The Nobility used to be Jetpack, "but another band had the copyright or at least a better lawyer and so a name change occurred," it says here. The new CD, The Nobility Are Moving Up to the Mezzanine, is quite an amazing arrangement accomplishment. These are brilliantly crafted tracks with orchestrations featuring tuba, sax, French horn, cello and other textures. Think Sgt. Pepper era Beatles or mid-period Kinks and you'll have the general idea. In addition to this jaunty CD opener, check out the yummy, layered, propulsive popster "Hallelujah Chorus" or the sputtering Queen-ish "Let Me Hang Around." Beware: This is one highly addictive record.

--Robert K. Oermann

You Set the Scene

The album's ambitious and nuanced, incorporating strings and horns on many of th
I dug "Mathematics" from their first EP and thought they had a lot of potential. They realize that potential on their debut full length. The album's ambitious and nuanced, incorporating strings and horns on many of the tracks. The album starts off with two upbeat tracks "The Mezzanine" and "Halleluiah Chorus." At first you might wish all the tracks were as immediately catchy as "Halleluiah Chorus" but as you listen you begin to really appreciate the more subtle tracks. The lead singer's voice sounds a little bit like Eric Johnson from the Fruit Bats (which is another band I really like) while the band's energy reminds me a little bit of the Spinto Band.

-- yousetthescene.blogspot.com