Debut LP A Place Where We Could Go Out Now On K Records
â€œAlpha Rhythmâ€ 7â€ Single Out Next Week On K Records / Announces First Leg Of European Fall Tour
The Fader (Style Q & A ) : â€œI love Francoise Hardy for her basic French sensibility of softness, romance and passion. Itâ€™s pillowy in the coolest way.â€
Pitchfork Media : â€œIn 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. â€
XLR8R : â€œHeâ€™s a beautiful rebel from a Peter Pan storybook creating a garage-punk-tinged soundtrack to an old movie, and when he croons on â€œThe Living Dollsâ€ or the standout â€œBeautiful Rebel,â€ he recalls a more melodic Jonathan Richman.â€ http://www.xlr8r.com/reviews/jeremy-jay/place-where-we-could-go
All Music Guide (4 Stars/AMG Album Pick) : â€œPart 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. â€ http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dxftxzwjldfe
The Music Slut : â€œIntelligent, 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.â€ 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.
August 18th San Fransisco, CA
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European Fall Tour
Sep 12 2008 8:00P FETTERKAKAO WEIN, Austria
Sep 16 2008 8:00P KARRERA CLUB @ BANG BANG BERLIN, Germany
Sep 19 2008 8:00P NIUWE ANITA DE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Sep 20 2008 8:00P TIVOLI Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Sep 21 2008 8:00P ZXZW FESTIVAL TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
Sep 25 2008 10:00P Bla bar OSLO, Norway
Oct 9 2008 8:00P BLACK BOX BELFAST, Dublin
Oct 10 2008 8:00P Upstairs @ Whelans cap DUBLIN, IreLand