It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since the release of The Middle East's debut album I Want That You Are Always Happy and a little less since their subsequent break up. But the good news is that Rohin Jones, one of the 7-piece's main songwriters, is already back to making music. And the break away has apparently done him some good pumping out a sort of garage rock jam full of jangle with a pretty decent pop hook that sounds more than a little 80s. If you were hoping for something exactly like The Middle East, you might be very disappointed. However if you were looking for something completely different and happier sounding than I Want That You Are Always Happy was at times then you certainly are in luck. And the best news is that Jones is well on his way to producing a record with an estimated release date somewhere in early 2013.
Welcome back Rohin, we certainly missed you. Hear Rohin Jones' track, under the moniker R.L. Jones, "Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend":