Now he is in the process of forming an all new band called Jason and the Revenuers. The name comes from his day job doing taxes for a private corporation. Aside from Jason Mendelson as lead singer and songwriter, the band members consist of Jonny Grave on lead guitar, Ben Rikhoff on bass, Maryjo Mattea on guitar and keyboard, and Marty Risemberg on synthesizer and drums. Jason refers to the project as a “DC all-star band” because “they are great musicians in their own rights, and I was just lucky enough to get them all in one room.”
Jason and the Revenuers have already performed a few shows, and are expected to release an EP together down the road. The EP will be called Scenes, and will contain six tracks. The first three tracks have already been released as singles and are available to listen to now, and the other three singles will be released later on throughout the summer. The first track that was released was Where They Make Rum. This is a pleasant song that it very heavy in Latin and Mexican Salsa influence. It paints a relaxing picture of paradise, and is purposely very simple and comedic in its tone. This is a song worth listening to for those who just want to clear their mind and have a good time.
The second song is Thief in The Night.The song is seemingly about a love that was lost, and compares it to a thief who steals from the ill prepared. It has a distinct late 90s and early 2000s soft rock and acoustic sound, which was popularized by bands like The Goo Goo Dolls and The Dave Matthews Band.
Finally, the most recent single thus far is Katie Never Did. This song is very similar to Thief In The Night, but rather than using metaphors to paint the picture, Jason decided to go the more direct route. Put simply, this is a song about a man who is reflecting on a failed relationship that he blamed himself for, but comes to find there was blame on both sides. The major standouts of these singles are the production, the instruments, the willingness to experiment with different sounds, and Jason’s very tight and neatly polished lyrical and vocal abilities. When he wants to be comedic, he can be comedic, and when he wants to be serious, he can be serious, but most noteworthy is his ability to paint a picture with words through his singing, songwriting, as well as the instruments that accompany him that help to put the listener into his mindset.