Tris McCall is a music journalist, novelist, and rock musician from Hudson County, New Jersey, described by The New York Times as "the plugged-in, Internet-era muse of Jersey City." In 2010, he became the music critic for the Newark Star-Ledger.Contents 1 Musical career 1.1 If One of These Bottles Should Happen to Fall 1.1.1 Thematic notes 1.1.2 Songs 1.1.3 Critical reception 1.2 Shootout at the Sugar Factory 1.2.1 Thematic notes 1.2.2 Songs 1.2.3 Critical reception 1.3 I'm Assuming You're All in Bands 1.3.1 Songs and thematic notes 1.4 Let the Night Fall 1.4.1 Songs and thematic notes 1.4.2 Critical reception 1.5 Overlord and other projects 2 Writing career 2.1 Music journalism 2.2 Local politics and activism 2.3 Fiction 3 Early life 4 Discography 4.1 Albums and EPs 4.2 Videography 4.3 Live recordings 4.4 Compilation appearances 4.5 Collaborations 5 References 6 External links Musical career
Describing the prominence of New Jersey life and politics in Tris McCall's songwriting, The New York Times wrote, "Mr. McCall's songs are the opposite of a Jersey joke. In his songs, New Jersey is the center of the world, without apology."
In a 2005 profile, The New York Times wrote about McCall's intertwined career as a local activist and pop musician, noting McCall's "seemingly contradictory" activities of running a Web site with news and opinion coverage of local political issues, while also releasing "obscure but quite dazzling rock, or what's been described as 'synth-driven, dance-floor-conscious indie-rock'". Despite negligible sales at the time, McCall's CDs had made him a cult figure among fans of independent pop music.If One of These Bottles Should Happen to Fall If One of These Bottles Should Happen to Fall Studio album by Tris McCall Released 1999 Genre Indie pop, power pop Length 46:38 Producer Scott Miller