The Gin Pennies play pop songs enveloped in an oldschool sound that includes percussive guitars, upright bass, violin and trumpet. A close listen reveals intriguing non-period and genre specific surprises like chromatic harmonica, and lush chord sequences. There’s a unique slant to their tunes that sets them apart from the masses; it’s as if Lake Street Drive traveled back to the 1920’s Paris and made a record with Django Reinhardt. It’s an engaging mixture of era and vibe, where modern-day California indie-pop meets 1920s French juke joint.
The band is currently hard at work on the road and finishing up their first full-length record. Produced in partnership with Triangle-based producer Jason Merritt (Hot Hot Heat, Courtney Love) and LA-based producer Jamie Candiloro (REM, Ryan Adams), Facepaint will release on 8/25/17 on Schoolkids Records (formerly Second Motion Records) with distribution through Redeye Worldwide.
Janet Blair unleashes her epic debut today in the form of Songs for the Waiting. The New Mexico native takes us on a musical adventure with her yellow piano in tow for the ride. Her vibrant and heartfelt songs shine throughout the album, creating a cohesive piece that will stand the tests of time. Lead singles “Eternity Grows,” and “Creation’s Song,” show two different sides of Blair; fun and quirky, and spiritual and steady. No matter what music she is creating, each track is uniquely her own.
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