Blake grew up in Chicago before moving to New York in 1994 to study at New York University. She dropped out of NYU intent on getting a record deal, and busked in Washington Square Park. A three-song demo tape created interest and, within nine months of leaving NYU, she was signed by A&M Records in 1996. Her debut album, self-titled Jamie Blake, was released in August 1997. She later returned to NYU and completed her degree.
She made a special guest appearance as herself on the television show "Beverly Hills 90210". Songs from that album appeared on the television show Gossip Girl in 2009. In 2000 she created a second album for Geffen Records as part of the duo "Vixtrola"; the album was finally released digitally in 2011, after being shelved for many years by their record label. Songs from the album have appeared in the movie Darkness Falls and various television shows. She has worked alongside Jeff Buckley, Tricky, Ric Ocasek (The Cars), Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, The Vandals & Nine Inch Nails), and Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie & Marilyn Manson). She is thanked by the Scissor Sisters on their debut album.
Blake is the credited composer on the film "Boutonniere", which made its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2010 she collaborated with a select group of artists on the movie soundtrack for "9191" including Hesta Prynn, Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers, Mike Conte of Early Man and snowboarder Jamie Lynn which won the ESPN Snowboard Picture Awards for Best Soundtrack as well as Best Soundtrack at the Summit Action Sports Film Festival.
In 2011, following an appearance at the Nano-Mugen Festival in Yokohama, Japan with The Rentals, Jamie was asked to co-write and perform the song "Souls," with Japanese Alt Rock band the HIATUS, she also contributed vocals to the HIATUS song "On Your Way Home", both appear on their third album entitled "A World Of Pandemonium".
- Jamie Blake, A&M records, 1997
- Vixtrola, Geffen Records, 2000
- The Rentals - Songs About Time, indie, 2009
- Volcom - 9191 - The Gigi Ruf Movie - (Original Soundtrack), indie, 2010
- The Hiatus - A World Of Pandemonium - (Track4. Souls and track 10. On Your Way Home), 2011
1. Coming Down 2:54/ 2. Runaway 3:11/ 3. Whisper Too Loud 4:21/ 4. So Precious 4:33/ 5. Yell 4:17/ 6. What You Say 2:55/ 7. You Asked Me/ 8. Dragstrip Girl 2:26/ 9. When We're Dumb 3:42/ 10.Things I Could've Said 5:08/ 11.The Worst is Over 3:25
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