Jazz June singer forms Post-Skeleton (stream their debut song)
Emo veterans The Jazz June reunited in the mid 2010s for live shows and a very good comeback record (After the Earthquake, which was produced by Into It. Over It.'s Evan Weiss and released on Topshelf), but they haven't played since 2015 (they did say they were writing new stuff in 2017). In the time since then, singer/guitarist Andrew Low released music with Uncle Hunter and the Buffalo and Virvon Varvon, and he's now got another new project, Post-Skeleton.
Post-Skeleton have a debut album in the works, but most details on that are TBA. Meanwhile, we're premiering their first single, "The Loudest." Andrew recorded it with fellow The Jazz June alumni Bryan Gassler on guitar, bassist Matt Whittle (ex-Emperor Zero), and drummer Robbie Richardson (ex-Giant Sons), and it was mixed by Bob Cooper (Self Defense Family, Citizen, Nai Harvest, etc). The track was made during quarantine, and Andrew said that all the time at home helped inspire the creation of this project too. "We are always busy with work, families etc… but being forced to stay home gave us the time and headspace to work on some new music together." As for how the recording process all came together, he added, "We are really impressed with what Bob did with the track. This file sharing digital age is new to me and I was reluctant, but with the right people involved it can really work."
"The Loudest" is a little more on the relaxed indie rock side than The Jazz June, but it's generally in the same ballpark and if you like that band, you're probably gonna like this immediately too. Andrew Low has still got it.
Regarding the themes of the new track, Andrew says, "There have been so many times in my life where I can see something going wrong, or have an opportunity to make things better, and for some reason I am just paralyzed to make things better."
And here's a gallery of photos of The Jazz June at the 2014 BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase: