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Julie the Redeemer (single)

by The Successful Failures



New Jersey-based indie-rock/roots band The Successful Failures release the first single, “Julie the Redeemer”, from their upcoming album, James Cotton Mather. The single is available directly from the band via Bandcamp and also through all streaming services.

The 9th album—and 3rd in 3 years—from NJ’s The Successful Failures, James Cotton Mather, is an adventure-filled cinematic rock album, full of tragedy, disaster, rescue, and redemption. Nineteenth Century Maine provides the dramatic setting full of rough seas, salty sailors, raging rivers, and dark forests. The concept album traces the story of the titular character, young James Cotton Mather, through a coming of age and a reckoning with his own fears of failure and death. A soaring psychedelic rocker, “Julie the Redeemer”, picks up in the middle of the story with the main character’s failure to find the answers for himself...desperately seeking help from the mystical “Julie”. “What can you do for me?” James seems to be asking in this song which of course is no way to forge a meaningful relationship.

The Successful Failures pull from a variety of influences including Guided By Voices, The Decemberists, and The Who, as they further develop their unique blend of Americana and roots with dynamic indie rock. The band will support the single and subsequent full length album with touring starting with a September 10th appearance at the VA/TN based festival Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion which also features Dr. Dog, Jason Isbell, Tanya Tucker, and many more. A second single, “Hand Grenades”, is scheduled for late September and the full length will drop on November 12th.


Julie The Redeemer

Julie, why can’t I find you
Julie, must I remind you
no thoughts in your mind?
no feelings inside?
no lattice to climb?
Up to your window?

Julie, why can’t I find you
Julie, must I remind you Julie
Your time is your wealth
Your crime is your stealth
You hide from yourself
There in the mirror
Would you come nearer?

Would you believe in me, Could you believe in me someday?
Would you believe in me? Could you believe in me?

Julie, I’m a believer
Julie, you’re my redeemer Julie
I recognize your face
Your eyes have been replaced
Shadowed and traced
Crushed by the wheel
Are you for real?

Would you believe in me?
Could you believe in me someday?
Would you believe in me?
Could you believe in me?


released August 27, 2021
Ron Bechamps - bass/vocals
Mick Chorba - vocals/guitar
Rob Martin - drums
Pete Smith - guitar
Grace Quackenboss - B3 organ

Album design by Jason Kochis


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The Successful Failures Trenton, New Jersey

"The first thing you should know about The Successful Failures is that any attempt to plug them into one genre or another is very much a fool’s errand. Hailing from Trenton, N.J., the band deftly combines Americana, Pop, Rock, and enough of a dusting of Bluegrass that serves as an appetizer to the main course without overwhelming the entire meal." - July 2020, Rock is the New Roll ... more

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