Although they never attained a national following, Seven Simons were a familiar stalwart of the Atlanta/Athens scene of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, and several of their members went on to noteworthy gigs with other bands, including guitarist Keith Joyner (The The), drummer Jeff Sullivan (Drivin’ N’ Cryin’) and drummer Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra, Sugarland, Gavin DeGraw).
Now, 25 years after the release of their second album, Four Twenty-Four, Seven Simons have reconvened to record new material, which they are releasing on November 11th alongside a selection of previously recorded but never released songs from their heyday.
The new tracks on the 18-song Post were prompted by Joyner attending lead singer Nathan Webb’s wedding in 2013. “There was a moment that really struck me,” Joyner says. “Nathan pulled out a guitar and just began signing a simple folk tune. I had forgotten how beautiful his voice, and it felt like home, you know? Familiar. I think that went a long way toward motivating me to make this new album happen.”