St. Paul & The Broken Bones have already garnered much attention due to their high-energy live performances, led by charismatic front man Paul Janeway. The group's sweat-soaked, take-no prisoners style has converted many, including Paste Magazine, who named St. Paul & The Broken Bones one of their "2013 Best Of What's Next" artists, and NPR Music, who included the album in their "Under The Radar Albums Preview". Half The City oozes with key elements of Memphis soul, Muscle Shoals R&B and the Motown experience, which lay solid ground for Jane- way's expressive vocals. "Within ten seconds of hearing Paul Janeway's voice - secondhand on a friend's cellphone - I was in. The first five was spent in disbelief. I can count on one hand the times that's happened. I admit it took a bit to hear past him. The beautiful thing was that the band was and is every bit as good. The same swagger, conviction, and - dare I say - soul. That's saying something. What sealed the deal was the songwriting, the arrangements, the dynamics - all the things that comes with having been a unit for many more years than they have. And then I experienced them live." - John Paul WhiteSide A.