Entries tagged with: The Jealous Sound
by Andrew Sacher
Two different sections of the '90s underground, indie rock and emo, will be coming together with a new project called Felled Trees. The band is comprised of members of '90s emo bands Texas is the Reason, Samiam, Knapsack (plus newer bands like Thrice and RX Bandits) and more, and they've come together to record a tribute album to Dinosaur Jr.'s Where You Been for its 20th anniversary. The core lineup is bassist Ed Breckenridge (Thrice), guitarist Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam, Solea, Knapsack), and drummer/producer Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace'd Out), and the album includes guest vocal appearances from Garrett Klahn (Texas is the Reason, Atlantic/Pacific, Solea), Jason Beebout (Samiam), Blair Sheehan (Knapsack, The Jealous Sound), Karl Larsson (Last Days of April), Davey Warsop (Suedehead, Beat Union), plus keys by Steve Choi (RX Bandits, Peace'd Out).
The first single released from the album was "Get Me" with Texas is the Reason's Garret Klahn on vocals, and the second is "Start Choppin" with Samiam's Jason Beebout on vocals, which makes its premiere in this post. It stays pretty true to the original and Jason's take on J Mascis' relaxed drawl totally captures his essence. In Jason's own words:
"Start Choppin" is rad because it is such an anthem, you can't help but sing along. Cruising through the verses with J Mascis, diggin the vibe and feeling awesome and then, like so many other good songs, when you get to the chorus there's that hard part that makes your voice crack and you are reminded that you are mortal and this band is great and you are thankful they were able to pull off such a sweet number.And his Samiam bandmate Sergie Loobkoff added:
When 'Green Mind' came out, I was still hung up on the erroneous thought that Dinosaur had lost it or 'sold out' because a. it being on a, gasp, major label and that b. J squeezed out Murph on drums and 'some guy' replaced Lou. But in the few years that passed by the time "Where You Been' came out, I realized that J was the far superior drummer, Mike Johnson was an tasty bassist...and who cares what label a band is on?The album comes out on October 15 via Siren Records, and it can be pre-ordered here. Check out the streams of "Start Choppin" and "Get Me," along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.
So I put on 'Where You Been' and of course even just the opening lead of 'Out There' blew my mind. You'd think that it would be hard to match on the second song...but 'Start Choppin' was a motherfucker. The guitar riff has that feeling of familiarity...like I already knew it when I heard it for the first time. And the melody and lyrics were classic Mascis. If you relate to one of his songs...well, thematically there isn't a huge range of topics...you 'get' all of his songs.
In related news, Knapsack bring their previously mentioned reunion tour to NYC on November 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Have Mercy and I Hate Our Freedom. Tickets for that show are still available.
Song streams and more, below...
As mentioned, '90s emo vets Knapsack (fronted by Blair Shehan, also of The Jealous Sound) are reuniting this year for a fall tour. That tour still hasn't been announced, but Knapsack have just revealed that they'll be coming to NYC for a show on November 17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/28) at noon.
UPDATE: All dates have been announced, and are listed, along with some videos and the tour flyer, below...
by Andrew Sacher
As you may know, The Jealous Sound, who fizzled out a bit for most of the mid-late '00s, returned with a new album in 2012 and have been touring like crazy since. It's an exciting thing to see for the band who never entirely "broke up," but were seeming like they were pretty much done for quite a while.
In related, and even more exciting news, Jealous Sound frontman Blair Shehan"s older band, Knapsack, will be reuniting this year too. Yesterday (5/30), they posted the above picture to their website and it's since been confirmed that they'll be playing Gainesville's The Fest this year, with a surrounding tour TBA. Fingers crossed for a NYC date! In Knapsack's initial run as a band, they put out three '90s emo classics: 1995's Silver Sweepstakes, 1997's Day Three of My New Life, and their final/most seminal album, 1998's This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now. You can listen to those albums on Spotify or RDIO.
Some classic videos below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Jealous Sound at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Emo vets The Jealous Sound have been doing a good amount of touring this year, following the release of their comeback album, A Gentle Reminder. The new album hasn't fully captured the spirit of their 2003 debut but it's a solid return that shows the band have aged well and it's been great to see them back and spending a lot of time on the road.
They'll spend even more time on the road this winter, opening for the much newer emo band Balance and Composure, who fit in better when they toured with Circa Survive. Daylight is also on the tour. It culminates in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on February 24. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates.
A list of all dates, the tour flier, and a stream of The Jealous Sound's 2012 LP, A Gentle Reminder, below...
The Jealous Sound at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Emo vets The Jealous Sound returned this year with A Gentle Reminder, their second full length album overall and first since their 2003 debut. They toured in support of the album this past February and made their way to Austin for SXSW in April, where they played a BV day party. Now they're set to kick off a fall tour which brings the band back to the NYC area for shows at Gramercy Theater on October 2 and Ollie's Point on October 3 in Amityville. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now.
A spotify stream of A Gentle Reminder and a list of all upcoming Jealous Sound dates are below...
the flyer (with most of the bands playing on it)
BrooklynVegan is proud to team up with M for Montreal again for a FREE Day Party in Austin on Thursday, March 15th from noon-7pm at Hotel Vegan (one of BrooklynVegan's FOUR DAYS in the venue located at 1500 E. 6th St.).
I'll let this full three-stage lineup speak for itself...
Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)That's all Austin bands on the BV Austin stage. It's going to a very great day
12:00 Of Monsters & Men
12:45 Glen Hansard (of Swell Season & the Frames)
1:30 We Are Serenades (formerly Serenades, mem. Shout Out Louds)
3:00 Korallreven (mem. of the Radio Dept)
4:30 The Drums
5:15 The Wedding Present
6:15 This Will Destroy You
Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside)
12:00 Half Moon Run
1:30 Cold Specks
2:15 Cymbals Eat Guitars
3:00 The Velvet Teen
3:45 Yellow Ostrich
4:30 The Jealous Sound
Stage 3 (Volstead) (BV Austin stage)
12:15 Love Inks
2:30 Ringo Deathstarr
3:15 Silent Diane
4:00 The Young
In addition to the completely free lineup of 24 bands playing on THREE stages, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines, the official wine parter of our entire week of FREE PARTIES at Hotel Vegan (check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads), and a hosted bar courtesy of Sailor Jerry
Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners, as well as ASCAP, HobNob Wines, NadaMoo!, Sailor Jerry and M for Montreal! And special thanks to GBH Design for making our awesome flyer!
This is the first full day at Hotel Vegan announced. 2/3 of the Wednesday lineup is HERE. Friday and Saturday coming shortly.
by Andrew Sacher
The Jealous Sound at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Kurt Christensen)
The Jealous Sound formed during early part of the last decade after the breakup of frontman Blair Shehan's band Knapsack. He was joined by members of Jawbox and Sunday's Best. They released their debut LP, Kill Them With Kindness in 2003 which combined the emo-pop of Knapsack with an indie rock sensibility. They promised a followup in 2005 but ended up essentially disappearing before its release and posthumously releasing the Got Friends EP in 2008 with the material they had finished before calling it quits. The band then reunited in 2009 to tour as a supporting act on Sunny Day Real Estate's reunion tour.
Now they're again promising a second full length album. The album is titled A Gentle Reminder and is due out on January 31. They've been recording it with Nate Mendel of Sunny Day Real Estate on bass, and are recording it in the Foo FIghters' studio, which Nate is also a member of. They recently revealed the album track, "Your Eyes Were Shining," which you can stream below along with the album artwork. Gone are the powerpop induced youthful anxieties of Kill Them With Kindness, and in their place are cleaner guitars and a more subdued vocal delivery from Blair, who has gone from insisting "there is hope for us," to "you have let me down/you've disappointed me."
The Jealous Sound are going on tour in support of the new album this February. That tour includes a NYC show happening on February 15 at Knitting Factory. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed, with the song stream, and album artwork below...
"terminal 5 with my favorite season. never heard of sunny day real estate but they're pretty decent." - Dan Colonna
"...last nights Sunny Day Real Estate show at Terminal 5? Most amazing show I've been to in ages" - soynutz7
"The band was flawless and all the hits from both "Diary" and "LP2" were represented with amazing tenacity and one of the best sets I have seen in recent years. After they played the new song from the set, I yelled "10 more". Interesting note as of course I was wearing my Washed Up Emo logo shirt and at one point Jeremy looks up at the 2nd level and he squints, what feels like reads my shirt then laughs as he starts back into a verse. Was there a giant blow up of Pete Wentz's ego? Not sure but my point had been made, the crowd was washed up and old but we are here Sunny Day Real Estate and we aren't going away.The Jealous Sound (who play Southpaw tonight/Tuesday, 9/29) opened up Sunday night's Yom Kippur Sunny Day Real Estate show at Terminal 5 in NYC (9/27). All reunion tour dates HERE. More pictures, some videos, and the setlist from the show, below...
After a pleasant turn of events, I got to meet all the members of the band and some quality time was had. In those moments I learned and will share with some that will be helpful for this blog and hope you find exciting.
- They consider emo a bad word and use it as an insult.
- Possible recording of a new album is a GOOD possibility when they get back from tour.
- They wanted to end with "Days Were Golden" as on the "How it Feels Tour..." but no dice.
- Dan from SDRE heard me yell "10 more" and agrees with me that the vibe is so good now it could happen!
- Dan also approves of WashedUpEmo.com and wants it to continue for its good work on education on his band and others like it.
Nuff said, I pretty much take that as if President Obama said it to me. I take your challenge Mr. Dan (was in Dashboard Confessional for a hot minute) Hoerner and will continue my fight against all that has been ruined with this genre, all that has been put in neon lights, tight pants and keyboards.
Take back the loud/soft dynamic, take back the screaming and heartfelt lyrics and TAKE BACK what is rightfully ours. Sunny Day Real Estate are back and God help me but I think we are making progress." [WashedUpEmo.com]