When Jonezetta officially landed on the alternative rock radar with 2006's Tooth & Nail debut Popularity, it was impossible to ignore its neo-new wave grooves and overall infectiousness. Fast forward to 2008's Cruel To Be Young
and you'll see that the Mississippi five-some elevates its creative palate to even more astute degrees, refined by endless hours on the road alongside the likes of Anberlin, Bayside, The Whigs, Mute Math, Shiny Toy Guns, and Meg & Dia (to name a few). Within a single second of pressing "play" on Cruel To Be Young
, the performers incredibly tight chemistry and ambitious intentions are apparent.