Jeremy Jay Announces Part 1 Of US Tour

Releasee Debut US Tour Single “Where We Could Go Tonite?”

The Fader (Style Q & A ) : “I love Francoise Hardy for her basic French sensibility of softness, romance and passion. It’s pillowy in the coolest way.”  http://www.thefader.com/articles/2008/5/13/style-q-a-jeremy-jay

Pitchfork Media
: “In many ways, Jeremy Jay appears to be a man out of time. Sporting a mop-top and coarse wool blazer, Jay draws on such esoteric yet melody-minded songwriters of the past as Harry Nilsson and Bill Fay (with a little bit of post-punk disaffection thrown in for good measure).
And while he’s no throwback act, it’s not hard to imagine a tune of his gracing the same classic film soundtracks populated by Simon and Garfunkel and Cat Stevens. ”
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/48880-jeremy-jay-preps-debut-lp-for-k-records-tours

XLR8R : “He’s a beautiful rebel from a Peter Pan storybook creating a garage-punk-tinged soundtrack to an old movie, and when he croons on “The Living Dolls” or the standout “Beautiful Rebel,” he recalls a more melodic Jonathan Richman.”  http://www.xlr8r.com/reviews/jeremy-jay/place-where-we-could-go

All Music Guide (4  Stars/AMG Album Pick) : “Part poet, part ’50s teen idol and part ghost, Jeremy Jay begins his debut album by wishing his listeners goodnight, then pulls them into his lovely, haunting world. A Place Where We Could Go — which might be somewhere between Tinseltown and Neverland — is a place where girls have “fairytale looks” and candied apples are served for lunch, where dreams, fantasies and movies collide, and where Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Morrissey and Alan Vega are loved equally. ”  http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dxftxzwjldfe <http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&amp;sql=10:dxftxzwjldfe>

The Music Slut : “Intelligent, concise, melodic, distinctive & ravishing. If I was forced into summing up Jeremy Jay’s debut LP with five words, these are the few I would select. The 11-track, 29-minute album is one of the most glorious records I’ve heard thus far this year. Part vintage singer songwriter, part modern day wordsmith & part futuristic narrator, J’s simplistic style transcends genres & confines, alike. A Place Where We Could Go is not only a much-needed breath of fresh air, it represents a tidal wave of ingenuity.” http://musicslut.blogspot.com/2008/03/review-jeremy-jay-place-where-we-could.html

 

Jeremy Jay resides in Angel town, next to Larchmont where he hang out. He’s tall (6’3) blond (really) and handsome and wants a cat for his apartment. He writes and plays piano and guitar. He says one of his favorite things to do is drive around with the moonroof open and listen to music with his friends. It seems that hes both a small town boy and a big city boy in one.

Very excited about music, Jeremy’s writing is influenced by dreams and the more fantastic surrealist sensibility linked with storybook romance of movies from the French New Wave, ala “My Life To Live”, and the Art Deco era film, ” Our Modern Maidens”. Jeremy has also held a special fascination to strong ’50s Rock n’ Roll sensibility; Buddy Holly is one of Jeremy’s favorite singers along, with Richie Valens and ’60s era Yea-Yea Francois Hardy.

On the surface, his performances seem like that a pop singer: dancing, singing and playing guitar. Yet he’s so illusive. If you reach out to grab him you wouldn’t touch anything; all you see is a character from the Dream World. Like Buddy Holly, Peter Pan and the John Hughes movies rolled into one. He’s pure Storybook.

 

Part One US Tour

Jun 29, 2008 – Tucson, Arizona
Solar Culture – 31 E. Toole Ave – $6

Jun 30, 2008 – Phoenix, Arizona
Trunk Space – 1506 NW Grand Ave – $6

Jul 2, 2008 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Conservatory – 8911 N Western Avenue – $6

Jul 3, 2008 – Austin, Texas
Emo’s – 603 Red River St – $8 adv – $10 dos

Jul 5, 2008 – Houston, Texas
Orange Show Center – 2402 Munger Street –

Jul 7, 2008 – Memphis, Tennessee
Hi-Tone – 1913 Poplar Ave – $7

Jul 8, 2008 – Nashville, Tennessee
End – 2219 Elliston Pl. – $6

Jul 10, 2008 – Charlotte, North Carolina
Chalet 2000 (House Show) – 1400 Pecan Ave – $5

Jul 11, 2008 – Norfolk, Virginia
Boot – 271 Granby St – $7

Jul 12, 2008 – , Washington, DC
Red and Black – 1212 H st. NE –

Jul 13, 2008 – Baltimore, Maryland
Talking Head Club – 203 E Davis St – $8

Jul 14, 2008 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Green Rock – 2546 E Lehigh Ave –

Jul 15, 2008 – New York, New York
Mercury Lounge – 217 E. Houston St. – $10

Jul 19, 2008 – Rochester, New York
Bug Jar – 219 Monroe Ave. –

Jul 20, 2008 – Montreal, Quebec
Zoobizarre – 6388 St-Hubert (metro Beaubien) – $8 adv – $10 dos

Jul 23, 2008 – Cleveland, Ohio
Beachland Ballroom – 15711 Waterloo – $6

Jul 24, 2008 – Chicago, Illinois
Schubas Tavern – 3159 N. Southport Ave. – $8 adv – $10 dos

Jul 25, 2008 – Madison, Wisconsin
Project Lodge – 817 East Johnson Street –

Jul 26, 2008 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
7th Street Entry – 701 1st Avenue North –

Jul 27, 2008 – Omaha, Nebraska
Slowdown, 729 N 14th st –

Jul 28, 2008 – Kansas City, Missouri
Record Bar – 1020 Westport Road –

Jul 30, 2008 – Denver, Colorado
Hi Dive, 7 South Broadway – $8

Aug 1, 2008 – Salt Lake City, Utah
Kilby Court – 741 S. Kilby Ct. –

Aug 2, 2008 – Boise, Idaho
Neurolux – 111 N. 11th St., – $3

Aug. 4th, 2008 Vancouver , Canada
340 Club

Aug 6, 2008 – Portland, Oregon
Backspace – 115 NW 5th Ave –

Aug 14, 2008 – Seattle, Washington
Club Pop Night
Chop Suey – 1325 E Madison St –

 

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