Adrenaline pumps through their arteries and there’s a punch of whiskey swimming in their blood as they head out on a cobbled Philadelphia alley with guitars and amps in tow. With the last of their equipment packed in the trunk and the end of a cigarette flicked on the street, Thee, Idea Men pile into their car and make way to North Star Bar to perform another night of rock and roll. Summer may be coming to an end, but Thee, Idea Men are just getting started.
Having exhausted their surplus of music production classes at Drexel University, Matt Jurasek (guitarist/vocals), Tyler March (drums), and Kris Prinat (bass) decided they were going to rent a house together and convert the spare bedroom into a studio where they could share smokes, stories, and musical chemistry. Interlocking their talents in their budding two-story brownstone, this trio easily impresses listeners with an 8-track EP heavily saturated with rock, blues, and a bit of folksy love notes that makes for a fantastic get-your-night-started kind of mix. And these youngin’s are hard-pressed to create music that’s catchy, sophisticated, cohesive, and above all, shit they love to perform.
Multiple tracks will immediately grab your attention off of their newbie album. With songs like “Getcho Groo Von” and my personal favorite, “She’s Got the Wand,” you can’t help submerging yourself in their chords, lyrics, and raspy transgressions that make for an upbeat playlist – bonfire music if you will – to round out the summer. And I must say, there is nothing like kicking it backwoods style surrounded by friends, a keg of beer, and a playlist that sparks one of those never-forget kind of nights. Guaranteed, if you dig rock legends like The Black Keys, Jack White, even a little Jimi, Dylan, and Jagger, you’ll be jammin’ out to Thee, Idea Men for weeks to come.