This feels like the beginning. Jeremy Jay's last record, A Place Where We Could Go, served as a nice introduction, but with his new record, Slow Dance, it feels like we are getting to know the real Jeremy Jay. Slow Dance has the charm of someone taking big music and whittling it down to it's necessary parts. Subtly affective guitar riffs are bolstered by synth lines and Jeremy's vocals that recall a restrained David Bowie. The songs are lean and catchy, and each song seems to be a soundtrack to a short film. In short, there is a lot of charm on this record, and if you like pop music, there is a lot to like here.
Recommended If You Like:
Jonathan Richman, 50s pop, Spoon, Jens Lekman, synthy indie-pop.
a film at the Cinematheque.
a scarf around your neck.
Listen to When:
you are on your way to pick up that girl you met in French class.
Vinyl the Cat Says:
I'm glad that Jeremy came here for an in-store last year. I'm not allowed to go to shows outside of the store.
Jeremy Jay will be at the Beachland May 1st. Special discount tickets available at MUSIC SAVES for $7 (reg. $10)