Brooklyn-born, African-American/Puerto Rican vocalist/songwriter Jeffreys is a quintessentially New York edgy urban poet, confessional singer-songwriter and explorer of rock, race and rebellious links whose songs have been covered by many, including punk pioneers The Circle Jerks and neo-folk band Vetiver. Jeffreys came roaring back into the spotlight with 2011's The King of In Between, a classic roots rock record, including an appearance by old pal Lou Reed. Truth Serum, his second album in two years, is a stripped-down tone poem from an artist taking his rightful and hard-earned place in the musical pantheon.