Song Premiere: The Tisburys – “On the Run in Harmony, NJ”

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I was lucky enough to catch The Tisburys this past weekend at Scranton’s Good Things Are Happening festival, and standing in a beautiful sunny field in the sweltering heat felt like the proper way to experience the band’s music. If you’re a fan of similarly nostalgic powerpop artists like Young Guv or Mo Troper, but you aren’t familiar with The Tisburys, you’re missing out.

In any case, one of the last songs they played was a to-be-released cut off their upcoming LP Exile on Main Street, titled “On the Run in Harmony, NJ.” A jangly, bouncy indie rocker, the song felt like a Spoon cover of some classic but long-lost REM track. Lucky for you, we’ve got an exclusive premiere of the single below for your listening pleasure. Frontman Tyler Asay notes:

“Harmony” was written during the pandemic. Its original title was “Closing In,” but I was looking for something a little more specific. Some friends invited us to a pig roast in the Central Jersey countryside and I found the name of the town Harmony, New Jersey, to be strangely poetic and contrasting. Both my parents are from NJ, so it’s a place I will always have a connection to. Like a lot of Tisburys songs, there’s a darkness within, but it’s hopeful. I was also binging The Sopranos around that time, so I think that inspired some of the lyrics.

Check out the lyric video below before “On the Run in Harmony, NJ” hits streaming services tomorrow.

Exile on Main Street is out on September 16.


Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

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