Stumbling up the stairs of a suburban basement, J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles climbed to the bottom of the Minneapolis indie rock scene in 2015 with a shambolic collection of tunes about alcohol, beers and existential anxiety.
The band layers J Eastman’s gritty hooks with loud guitars to somehow pump out a bevy of non- chart-topping rave-ups. With standout tracks like “
Not the Liquor
” “Josephine” and the REM-esque “Oh Harry” the music of the Drunk Uncles appeals to loners, drunks and the broken hearted in equal measure.