Posts Tagged ‘Grand Jury Music’

“The Baby Remimagined”, a reimagining by her friends and contemporaries of Samia’s 2020 debut LP, The Baby Reimagined is a song-for-song reinvention of the debut album from Samia. It features old friends and new connections forged over mutual admiration. While some remix albums struggle to justify their existence, this one is a testament to the song writing at the core of Samia’s work. In any hands, these songs are special. And in the carefully selected hands at work across this release, these songs are transcendent.

The Baby”, is due out Friday (1/15) via Grand Jury, and the latest single is Christian Lee Hutson’s folky, contemplative take on “Does Not Heal.” Hutson’s reimagined version of “Does Not Heal” marks his first release of 2021, 

“Does Not Heal” · Samia Cover by Christian Lee Hutson released on Grand Jury Music Released on: 2021-01-11

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Jordana released a new album titled “Something to Say to You”, out digitally on December 4th and physically in January 2021, via Grand Jury Music. The album combines her Something to Say EP ( named one of the best of the year so far on various bloggers) with the recently announced ...To You EP for one full-length LP. Jordana also shared a new single, “I Guess This Is Life,” alongside an accompanying video. “‘I Guess This Is Life’ is a song about the motions of everyday life and how experiences, no matter big or small, make up the person that you are and how you both perceive and are perceived by the world,” Jordana says of the new single.  “I want to be the multi-genre queen, for real. I don’t just want to be this indie girl. I just want to make a lot of cool shit.” Whilst some (us) may have vegetated courtesy of their self-isolated 2020, others – namely singer-songwriter Jordana had a very productive stint. What began as the release of her debut album Classical Notions of Happiness soon developed into the release of two new EPs, Something to Say and To You, later combined as her sophomore outing Something to Say to You (smart). Dropped in the middle of the year, “Big” is a perfect introduction to the Kansas artist’s quirky sound with its bubbling beats and chunky, gurning bassline. Think Warpaint at their poppiest, and you’ll dig it. 

Jordana shared an EP titled Something To Say via Grand Jury Music in July. It was the first of a two-part EP series, with her follow-up To You arriving shortly after. Her debut album Classical Notions of Happiness has plenty of folk and lo-fi pop moments as well as stripped-back indie-pop ones, and Jordana’s music has only become more dense since then. Something To Say is full of richly produced, hooky indie-pop—each song brimming with intriguing textures.

Fried synths and warm guitar tones hover over bulky, glitchy beats, and there’s never a flat moment. The six-track EP’s sonic magnetism is due in part to producer MELVV, who also worked on “Crunch,” a standout track from her re-released debut album. Jordana’s stylish, airy vocals have never sounded better as they float effortlessly like plush clouds.

“I Guess This Is Life” from the To You EP and the Something To Say To You LP.

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Jordana has shared a new EP titled Something To Say via Grand Jury Music. It’s the first of a two-part EP series, with her follow-up To You arriving in the fall. Classical Notions of Happiness has plenty of folk and lo-fi pop moments as well as stripped-back indie-pop ones, and Jordana’s music has only become more dense since then. Something To Say is full of richly-produced, hooky indie-pop—each song brimming with intriguing textures. Fried synths and warm guitar tones hover over bulky, glitchy beats, and there’s never a flat moment. The six-track EP’s sonic magnetism is due in part to producer MELVV, who also worked on “Crunch,” a standout track from her re-released debut album. Jordana’s stylish, airy vocals have never sounded better as they float effortlessly like plush clouds.

“Forgetter” from Jordana’s “Something To Say” EP, out July 31st

Witchita, Kansas musician Jordana, formerly Jordana Nye, is re-releasing her 2019 album Classical Notions Of Happiness” via Grand Jury Music in March, with three new tracks added. One of them is low key indie rock track “Crunch,” about which she says, “‘Crunch’ is a feeling of an overbearing want for validation from someone and getting the cold shoulder from them.

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The song starts out with the confidence in knowing this person could possibly notice you and ends in anger and frustration seeing that they ignored you, established by a distorted guitar solo.

New single, featuring MELVV  aka Jeff Melvin , from Jordana’s Classical Notions of Happiness, re-mastered and expanded version coming March 27th via Grand Jury Music. Directed by POND.

In February 2017, Twin Peaks took fellow Chicagoans Post Animal on a short tour of Michigan. Within a month, and on the tails of their budding friendships, Cadien moved into a home with all five members of the band:

Now roommates, Cadien and Javi wrote songs together, experimenting with open tunings and finger picking in ways neither had in their other bands, channeling John Fahey and Nick Drake through a lens more familiar to them. They quickly recorded a few instrumentals on a 50s’ portable reel to reel tape machine, with Wes playing drums, Matt playing bass, Jake playing synthesizer and guitar, and Dalton triggering nature sounds. And so Column was born.

It wasn’t until January of 2019 that the words were written and swiftly tracked. Mixed and mastered by good friend R. Andrew Humphry, “I” & “II,” the first entries in the Column story were written.

Chicago band Column is made up of Cadien James of Twin Peaks and all five current members of Post Animal (Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javi Reyes, Matt Williams, and Wes Toledo) who all live together in the same house. Their debut 7″ is out August 17th via Grand Jury and you can check out one side of the that, the very mellow, laid-back “II” right now.

COLUMN is Cadien James, Dalton Allison, Jake Hirshland, Javier Reyes, Matt Williams, and Wes Toledo. Debut 7″, “I & II,” coming from Grand Jury Music August 16th.

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What started as a solo musical endeavor of Athens, Georgia native Kristine Leschper has turned into a promising band that we now know as Mothers. Earlier this year they released their rather lovely debut offering, “When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired”, via Grand Jury Music.
The group first caught my attention last year during CMJ, where their powerful and emotive live show caught my attention. They returned to New York in February for a performance giving us a taste of what was to come on the released album. the album is a sprawling multi-instrumental landscape, shaped out of exhaustively experimental song structures. Each song follows its own erratic path, and even the most serene moments teeter on the edge of dissolution, about to give away to chaotic instrumental interludes. The album is therefore easy to disappear into, and lengthy, winding songs like “Nesting Behavior” and “Hold Your Own Hand” are the entryway. The submersing atmosphere is the work of the instrumentation, from the simple, frail sound of the plucked mandolin to the bigger orchestral arrangements.

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The group sounded every bit as strong as I recalled, powerfully going through the shape-shifting stop-start sounds off the album, offering emotional insight that connected at all angles. As great as their record is, there’s just something special about this band live that is sort of missing on recordings. Mothers are a band that will continue to grow and evolve over the years, with every show providing as unique opportunity as the next. I’m already waiting to catch them again the next time they return to us hopefully early next year with a new album.
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