Jeremy Jay

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Jeremy Jay
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Jeremy Jay performing live in Växjö.
Background information
Genres Indie Pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007-present
Labels K Records
Website Official site

Jeremy Jay (Jeremy C. Shaules) is an American musician and singer-songwriter.

History[edit]

Jay grew up in Los Angeles. His first release, the Airwalker EP appeared in 2007 courtesy of K Records. It included a cover of the Siouxsie and the Banshees song, "Lunar Camel." The EP was described by Pitchfork Media as "cryptic, compelling short" with "half-crooned, half-spoken vocals into a bed of interlocking guitars, rigid beats, and analogue synths, creating an air of mystery out of disconnected images."[1]

His first full-length, A Place Where We Could Go followed in 2008. In its review, Allmusic pictured his way of singing as a mix between Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Morrissey and Alan Vega.[2]

In 2009, the singer released the critically acclaimed Slow Dance.[3] To promote the release, he embarked on a tour throughout the year, including dates at the Primavera Festival.

In 2010, Jay described his third album Splash as "Pavement meets Evol-era Sonic Youth played by Siouxsie Sioux."[4] Splash was released at the end of May : a tour was later cancelled due to health problems.

In spring 2011, Jay returned with a new album, Dreamy Diary which was a mix of indie-pop and alt-rock.[5] He was compared to Scottish band Belle and Sebastian.[6]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Airwalker" EP, review by Marc Hogan, June 16, 2008
  2. ^ A Place Where We Could Go review by Heather Phares, Allmusic
  3. ^ Slow dance review by Marc Hogan, March 25, 2009, Pitchfork
  4. ^ Jeremy Jay by John-Paul Pryor, Dazeddigital Excerpt : "Splash comes from that thing of being away from somewhere and writing about it. It’s a lot heavier sounding than other stuff I’ve done – Pavement meets Evol-era Sonic Youth played by Siouxsie Sioux. I’m really excited about it."
  5. ^ Bevan, David. Dream Diary review Pitchforkmedia.com. 14 April 2011
  6. ^ Bevan, David. Dream Diary review Pitchforkmedia.com. 14 April 2011

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