They’ve been hanging around for more than a decade, half that time here in Atlanta, recording five full length LPs, opening for everybody from The Jayhawks to Bobby Bare, Jr., and playing their own signature, tongue-in-cheek cow-punk. It’s 2010 and the smart staff at Creative Loafing have finally tapped Sodajerk one of Atlanta’s best. We couldn’t agree more.
CL dropped them in the category of Best Country Music Act but don’t be mistaken by the honorary. This is not your typical OTP line-dancing pop country drivel. Nor is it is your grandaddy from Dawsonville’s tried and true traditional country. Yes, there are elements of raucous Cash and rebel Jennings but there is a touch of psychobilly and strong dose of the Replacements too. They’re named after a Buffalo Tom song after all.
In a completely unauthorized move, I’m not going to ask and I am just going to let you listen to some of my personal favorites:
Sodajerk – Head On Collision (from the album Sodajerk 2)
Sodajerk – Dear Disappointed (from the album Sodajerk)
Sodajerk – Drinking In The Key Of C (from the album Unhappy Hour)
Sodajerk – Handcuffs (from the album Sodajerk)
What you won’t get here but need to hear are “Fuck ‘N Fight,” “Six on the Scale,” and “Car Bomb (To Your Heart)” – come out to hear ‘em, then go out and find ‘em.