BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Jazz June

The Jazz June

Field Mouse, Joy Riding

Sat, January 3, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Jazz June
The Jazz June
The Jazz June started their eight year run in 1996 in a small town in Pennsylvania named Kutztown. The 5 of them all met at Kutztown University and started playing shows in basements and garages throughout Kutztown, PA. The band took their favorite aspects of indie rock, punk and post hardcore and made it their own. Each songs precision seems to be countered by just the opposite - the ever-so-often changeups can throw the new listener off a bit, creating a conglomeration of noise and melody as if 5 different bands were to play at once.

The band stopped playing live in 2004, but remained close and continued to write songs and collaborate on each others projects. In 2013 the band has returned to form in a non-traditional or virtual sense and have indicated new songs are in the pipeline.
Field Mouse
Field Mouse
A make-your-own CD recording booth was privy to Rachel Browne's first recording in 1999, a cover of No Doubt's "Just a Girl". It would be another many years before she enrolled at SUNY Purchase, where she majored in music composition and met Andrew Futral, a producer and musician. The two began collaborating musically and in 2010 Field Mouse was officially formed.
If 2014's 'Hold Still' Life was the fruition of Field Mouse's evolution from a fiery two-piece into a fully-fledged band, then new album Episodic (August 5, Topshelf Records) is the letting go; the abandonment of past persuasions for something altogether more untamed. Where the band's initial work was self-recorded by founding members Rachel Browne and Andrew Futral, the new record signifies the first time that the quintet has composed an album together from start-to-finish - and the result is a record that feels altogether more defined.

Recorded in Philadelphia with Hop Along's Joe Reinhart, and written through a twelve month period which delivered sudden family illness and a deteriorating relationship, 'Episodic' is fashioned from ten feverish bouts of guitar-pop; led by Browne's fearsome and fearless vocal and informed by an instrumental backing that underpins the entire record with a vibrant concoction of guitar, drums and keys.

Showcasing the band's ability to switch between mood and tone, the record shifts from the spiky immediacy of tracks such as "Accessory" and "A Widow with a Terrible Secret", to the more spacious moments, such as monumental center-piece "Beacon", without ever losing sight of the scuzzy, melodic pop songs that remain Field Mouse's distinct forte.

Featuring guest turns from Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Allison Crutchfield (Swearin’/Waxahatchee) and Joseph D’Agostino (Cymbals Eat Guitars), Episodic is the sound of a fully-realized band truly coming in to their own; honest, direct and immensely powerful.
Joy Riding
Joy Riding
Joe started writing a bunch of songs. He asked Scott to play drums on them. Scott said "okay." Then nothing happened for probably a year and a half, but they sure talked about it a whole bunch. Then Joe and Scott finally got their act together and asked Kerry and John to be in the band, too. Kerry and John also said "okay." The four of them started writing songs together in December 2012 and continue to do so to this day. Joe used to be in Makeout Party and The Beatles. Scott used to be in Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, Decathlete, and The Beatles. John used to be in Up Up Down Down and The Beatles, and is currently in It's a King Thing. Kerry used to be in Futureman, The Not Fur Longs, and The Beatles. Everyone lives in or close to Philadelphia, PA. "You're So Smart," the group's most recent LP, was released on Black Rd Records in June 2017
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com