Real J.O.B. Makes Music from the Heart
UCSB-Based Musician’s Record ‘Exposure’ Shows Wild Rock Spirit
Classic rocker? Bizarro busker? Auteur extraordinaire? Just who the Real J.O.B. is has been a beguiling question since the enigmatic UCSB-based musician debuted on YouTube some years ago. His newest record, 2014’s Exposure, exposes the ever-revealing man as one of a kind. In fact, it’s completely insane, and I mean that in a good way. Songs like “Downtown” and “I Wanna Rock ’N Roll” are imbued with a wild rock spirit, while “Home” and “YLM” feature inventive twists colored in an Ariel Pink hue. What the entirely self-made singer/producer may lack in technical proficiency he makes up for with unbridled passion, a singular vision, and songwriting of rare originality. Flying to the sun, he ends up on another planet altogether, and it is a fantastic view.