Jersey Calling, the punk rock powerhouse hailing from the Garden State, has just dropped their most ambitious album yet – the raw and relentless “Parasocial Security.” Bursting onto the scene in 2002, the band, initially a power trio, took a hiatus in 2005, only to make a triumphant return in 2020 during the pandemic, now fortified with a new drummer and the addition of second singer Victoria.
“Parasocial Security” delves deep into themes of isolation and loss, resonating with the tumultuous times we find ourselves in. The album serves as an exploration of the paradoxical solace discovered in personal relationships, whether they be with each other, friends, or family. Dual melodies, featuring both a male and female vocalist, weave through the album, layering over catchy, upbeat songwriting and epic guitar riffs. The sonic aesthetic pays homage to classic punk rock, injecting a vibrant energy that’s both nostalgic and refreshingly contemporary.
Jersey Calling’s punk pedigree is undeniable, and “Parasocial Security” is a testament to their enduring influence. Opening both days of the Adjacent Festival in Atlantic City alongside Blink-182, Paramore, and Midtown, the band continues to command attention and forge their path in the punk scene. With this fourth album, released on October 27, 2023, on all streaming platforms, Jersey Calling invites listeners to join their sonic rebellion against the status quo. Currently, they’re tearing up live shows along the upper East Coast, ensuring that the pulse of punk rock echoes loudly in the hearts of those who dare to listen.