Having logged appearances in the past year at Bonnaroo, the CMJ Music Marathon and Neil Youngâ€™s Bridge School Concert, Victoria, BC quintet Jets Overhead continue to build momentum on the touring front with upcoming performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, South by Southwest, Canadian Music Week, and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Jets Overhead will make their debut appearance at the 11th edition of Coachella on the same day as performances by Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z, Public Image Limited and Echo & the Bunnymen. The band will also be performing at the Vapor Records showcase during SXSW in Austin, TX, alongside labelmates Everest, Jason Yates, and Pegi Young.
Jets Overhead will play two shows during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, one at the Surrey Celebration Site (http://www.surrey2010.com) and the second at the LiveCity event (http://livecityvancouver.ca), before heading east for the annual Canadian Music Week festival in Toronto. Upcoming dates are:
Feb 13 â€“ Celebration Stage, Surrey, BC (Winter Olympics)
Feb 15 â€“ LiveCity Downtown, Vancouver, BC (Winter Olympics)
Mar 12 â€“ The Horseshoe, Toronto, ON (Canadian Music Week)
Mar 17 â€“ Maggie Maeâ€™s, Austin, TX (SXSW)
Apr 16 â€“ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, CA
These shows will continue to support No Nations (Vapor Records), their second critically acclaimed album. Propelling No Nationsâ€™ free-flowing dreamy rock textures â€“ which have been compared to Coldplay and Radiohead â€“ is the rich vocal interplay of the husband and wife duo of Adam Kittredge and Antonia Freybe-Smith. Guitarist/keyboardist Piers Henwood (a cousin of Kittredge), bassist Jocelyn Greenwood and drummer Luke Renshaw coalesce the bandâ€™s trademark atmospheric sound, evident in the bandâ€™s current single â€œHeading For Nowhereâ€ which is receiving airplay on WXPNâ€™s World CafÃ©, WFUV in NY and WFPK in Louisville. Previously, the group has toured with Tegan and Sara, The Temper Trap, The Dandy Warhols, The Stills, Alberta Cross and Broken Social Scene.
Â· All Music.com â€“ â€œNo Nations, is a pleasant, gently trippy throwback to the ’90s shoegaze scene filled with waves of guitars, dreamily hazy vocals, and sweetly sung melodies.â€
Â· Bullzeye.com – â€œFalling somewhere between Snow Patrol and early Radiohead, Jets Overhead is that rare band that might appeal to those in search of the next big thing.â€
Â· Buzzbands.la â€“ â€œNo Nations,â€ a richly textured and downright gorgeous slice of Anglophile-leaning dream-pop.â€
Â· ReaxMusic.com â€“ â€œNo Nations is an incredibly nuanced album of slow-burn art-pop meditationsâ€
Â· The Lefsetz Letter – “No Nations” is a throwback to that era. Drop the proverbial needle and the everyday world will fall away. You’ll be immersed in a bath of warm oil. â€
http://www.vimeo.com/6540641 (Heading For Nowhere)
http://www.vimeo.com/4805806 (No Nations)