Our affinity for Jeremy Jay has been no secret, and I’ve grown increasingly interested in his music this year as he’s been handing out little hints here and there about his various projects. He’s recently released this new tune, and it appears to be on the album Invisible Foxx, though I’m not sure if that’s the actual album or the name of a new project. Regardless, I love the dark approach he’s taken here; he’s washed the mix with a quiet dosage of synthesizer while his vocals hold your interest. It looks like Domino Publishing has gotten their hands on the new music, so it should be released real soon…fingers crossed.
I’m always one to rave about Jeremy Jay, and the more music he leaks out from his new projects, the more impressed I am with his growth as a songwriter. There’s a really crisp quality about his vocal recordings on this new single; it’s something that wasn’t as present on his earliest work, though it’s much appreciated. You’ll find that the song is this really careful little piece based around minimal guitar and piano lines, providing an intimacy to your listening experience that pulls you into the track emotionally. This single will be featured on Jeremy’s upcoming record, with more details on that boat to follow soon.
We at ATH have long admired the work of Jeremy Jay, from his earliest days on K Records to his newest efforts with his full band Dystopian Violet. He’s a great songwriter, so we’re always glad to share something with you if it pertains to his writing chops. Recently he tossed this new single our way, which will hopefully be coming along with a new full length. In it you’ll hopefully hear some added production value, like string and keyboard touches. It adds depth to his already solid sound; I’m personally in love with the steady propulsion of the drum beat here. Take a listen, and we’ll keep you posted on upcoming releases as they come our way.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Stranger-July.mp3]
Long has ATH supported the work of Jeremy Jay, and we’re not backing down on giving his writing our full support, as he now officially has a band, Dystopian Violet. Our first glimpse at the band has them picking up 0n the warm tones that Jay has often employed, though I hear a slight difference in the way his voice was recorded for the track. Unfortunately, this track will not be released on the group’s forthcoming LP, but it’s a separate 7″ that should see the light of day shortly. This is the perfect way for our week to start.
Jeremy Jay is an artist who has likely been featured on our site more than any other over the years. It’s of course warranted by the many great pop songs he’s put out during the course of his career. Today Jeremy has sent us another incredible pop number called “Hallways and Splattered Paintings”. I’m finding the plucked guitar and hushed vocals throughout the sound make this just another jam to add to an already impressive repertoire from Jeremy Jay.
Yep, the last few months have scattered hits from Jeremy Jay, and this one is another that spread around yesterday. But, I don’t care; Jeremy’s been really kind to us, and really important to my listening habits over the last several years, so I’m going to give you yet another new tune. This track appears on Abandoned Apartments, which comes out on January 21st via K Records. It’s a song that fits in perfectly with the record, and it’s definitely one of the standout tracks. He’s pulled back a bit on the electronics, hiding them lower in the mix, which allows listeners to really connect with his striking voice. Personally, I like the discordant noise push that comes in the latter half of the song, but anything he touches is likely to make me happy.
I’ve got some unfortunate new folks. Jeremy Jay‘s new LP, Abandoned Apartments, has now been pushed to January 24th, rather than the initially reported November due date. But, that means we have more time to enjoy the tasty new single he’s putting out today. Again, there’s a shimmering synth mood that runs the track, while Jeremy’s softened voice rest gently atop. It’s funny, I think if you sped the track up, you’d have a nice little club hit, but I appreciate the sensitive approach Jay takes instead. Just another reason for us all to look forward to 2014.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/01.-SENTIMENTAL-EXPRESSWAY.mp3]
Download: Jeremy Jay – Sentimental Expressway [MP3]
Not only do I really appreciate K Records, but I love Jeremy Jay. So, when the two team up, you know I’m going to throw my support their way. Jeremy has a new album titled Abandoned Apartments coming out on the label on November 12th, and we’ve got the first listen to one of the tracks for your ears. The guitar is still an integral part of the sound, though the wash of synths has become more prominent through the last few LPs, which is definitely apparent here. Closing out the song is a twanging bit of guitar work too; it’s a nice touch to end the song. Hope you enjoy listening to Jeremy as much as I do.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/02.-COVERED-IN-IVY.mp3]
Download: Jeremy Jay – Covered In Ivy [MP3]
Ever since he released the Airwalker EP and A Place Where We Could Go I’ve been an adamant fan of Jeremy Jay and his music. But, he’s been quiet as of late, waiting almost two full years since his last release to put together a new album. According to an email, part of that seems to be that he’s been searching for the absolute perfect place to record his music. Our first taste of new music from Jeremy already seems destined for greatness, with an old 80s warehouse sound and Jay’s cool vocal delivery. His new record should come our way later this year via K Records, with a single slated for release prior to that date; for now, he’s graciously sent us this incredible tune to share with you all. Do yourself a favor if you’re new to Jeremy, and go revisit his entire catalogue. It’ll be a day well spent.
After a prolific run, Jeremy Jay took some time off, but whilst checking in on the guy, I came across a new tune, which appears only in the demo form below. Interestingly, he seems to have lost a bit of his soul-influenced bent, leaving us with a more solemn track that works predominantly with just a pounding drum beat and light guitar work. You can hear faint accompaniment of the atmospheric/electronic sort in the background, so who knows where the track will end up in the long run, but this seems like a pretty good start for all us JJ fans out there. He also alludes to an up-coming 7″ that should come out soon, we think.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/NOW-ITS-GONE-mix-jan-5.mp3]
Download:Jeremy Jay – Now Its Gone [MP3]