Javier Escovedo first made a name for himself in the influential punk band The Zeros and in Austin, Texas's The True Believers, with his brother Alejandro. The Zeros earned such accolades as having their song "Wild Weekend" named one of the top 50 punk songs by Mojo magazine and a Lifetime Achievement award from the San Diego Music Awards. In the 1980s, the True Believers helped set the stage for the "New Sincerity" movement in Austin, Texas, with their guitar-heavy, hard-rocking and yet passionate songwriting.
Many years after these projects ended, Javier Escovedo began to resurface with his solo work. On Kicked Out Of Eden, his second solo record, Escovedo infuses the material with some of the hard-driving energy of his past work, though there are a few thoughtful down-tempo tracks. The songwriting and lyrics represent probably his most heartfelt and honest effort to date. "I'm proud of the songs and proud of making a record that's different from the last one," Escovedo said. "This is a rock n' roll record, not a pop record."
Kicked Out Of Eden was released on CD on January 15th and on LP February 19th. The record is available for streaming here.