We go bowling with Jeremy Jay in this series of photos from the weblog (Calvin prefers the traditional use of the word web-log for our site. I’m not just nerding out)
This Glasslands show looks like it was awesome! Thanks for sharing your video blearyeyedbrooklyn!
Jeremy Jay performs “Just Dial My Number” at Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn
Jeremy Jay playing a rockin’ set at The Comet in Seattle. (See the whole photo album here.) We did an interview with Jeremy and his band, and then we all went bowling. You can hear about all of our current exploits (like our adventures with Jeremy Jay) if you sign up for our newletter! (You can even just enter your email in the little form on the side-bar on this Tumblr page.) When you sign up you get a 15% off coupon you can use in our shop!
Last week we had Jeremy Jay in the studio, practicing with his band for their North American tour. (They’ll be in San Francisco tomorrow!) During that time we did an interview with the band (Jeremy, Nick, and George) to find out about how they go about making music and what they’ve been up to lately. Below is an excerpt from that interview, conducted by Eric, our intern, and Danielle, our promotions director. The rest of the interview will find its way to you in an upcoming newsletter!
Eric: How did your goals in making music change since you started making records?
Jeremy: I think that my goal was always to make the best thing that I could make and do the best I can at the time with what I have. So I don’t think they have changed. They’ve stayed the same.
Eric: Has what you’ve had changed?
Jeremy: Yeah, when I first started recording it was with a four-track cassette that only had three tracks working on it. And then, since then I’ve had the opportunity to record at a lot of different studios: this one here in Olympia,Stagg Street in Los Angeles, and a few in London—one called Fortress that I really like.
Eric: What prompted your move to London?
Jeremy: At first I moved to London in 2009 after a European tour, and there wasn’t any sort of planning in that move, meaning that I never thought I would ever live in London. Even a year before that I never would’ve imagined myself living there. But I ended up really liking it and I got an apartment on Broadway market by London fields.
Danielle: Did you just go there to visit?
Jeremy: I went there to live at first, but I ended up liking it so I stayed.
Danielle: Like, you interned at London but then you stayed on full-time.
Jeremy: Yeah. The first summer I had there was the best time I’ve ever had there, because it was summer, and we were in great locations and everything…. So yeah, I stayed. I really like it.
Danielle: Are you working on a new album right now then?
Jeremy: No. Well, not intentionally. But, I have like 40 songs that I’ve stockpiled over the past two years that I’ve been working on a lot.
Danielle: Is that what we’ve been hearing this week?
Jeremy: No. We’re doing this tour in support of the K LP Dream Diary, and we’re playing a few older songs. But then after this tour we’re going to work on all new stuff and get crackin’, because we have some big shows in May in Europe that I’m going to have ready a lot of new material for.
Eric: Any plans to record it?
Jeremy: No plans yet.
Jeremy Jay and his band have been practicing down in Dub Narcotic Studio all this week, from early in the morning until late at night. They’ve got an amazing work ethic. It’s been great listening to them for the past few days, but now they’re heading out to tour the United States. Tonight they’re playing in Portland, OR, and then tomorrow they’ll be back here in Olympia to play at Midnight Sun. If they’re coming to your city, check them out!
- Angelo Spencer @ The Tractor Tavern in Seattle w/ GRAVELROAD
- Arrington de Dionyso @ Crossroads in San Luis Obispo
- Jeremy Jay @ Holoscene in Portland w/ Seapony & Ghost Animal
- Arrington de Dionyso @ Biko Garage in Isla Vista
- Arrington de Dionyso @ UCI Cross Cultural Center in Irvine
- The Pine Hill Haints @ Fred’s Feed & Seed in Dauphin Island, AL
- Arrington de Dionyso @ The Smell in Los Angeles
See you out there!
Welcome back Jeremy Jay! Just in from England, his band is practicing for their upcoming tour in the Dub Narcotic Studio even as I write this and they sound amazing! Enjoy “Wild Orchids”—and check out his upcoming dates! xo
Wake up, wake up! Jeremy Jay is knocking at your door - and he wants to tell you what a “Heavenly Creature” you are. Here’s the ace video for the song from 2008’s A Place Where We Could Go [KLP187].
Tommy over at Gimme Indie sent us this killer recording of Jeremy Jay and his band live in Stockholm last Friday! Oh maaaaaaan, they are on FIRE! Check it out.
New Jeremy Jay video for “Caught in a Whirl” from Dream Diary!!!
Jeremy Jay - “Caught In A Whirl”
Footage from from a 1969 danish short film called Det Perfekte menneske AKA The Perfect Human, directed by Jørgen Leth
“Out on the Highway,” lead track on upcoming Jeremy Jay masterpiece Dream Diary, out 4/12 on K!
Previously on the K Tumblr: “Wild Orchids”