Jaye Jayle will be supporting Emma Ruth Rundle (full band) this winter in Europe. More info and tickets here.
NOV 23 Leffinge, BE @ De Zwerver NOV 24 Paris, FR @ Espace B NOV 25 Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk! NOV 27 Wien, AT @ Arena NOV 28 Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara NOV 29 Lubiana, SI @ Kino Saskia NOV 30 Budapest, HU @ A38 DEC 01 Linz, AT @ Kapu DEC 02 Stuttgart, DE @ Juha DEC 03 Leipzig, DE @ Ut Connewitz DEC 05 Berlin, DE @ Kantine Berghain DEC 06 Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez DEC 07 Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom DEC 08 Arnhem NL @ Willemeen DEC 09 Utrchet, NL @ Ekko DEC 10 Bruxelles, BE @ Brass DEC 12 Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert DEC 13 Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana DEC 14 Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy DEC 15 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen DEC 16 London, UK @ Bush Hall
Aug 30 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews ! Aug 31 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater * ! Sep 01 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre *! Sep 02 Salt Lake City - Urban Lounge /Crucial Fest *! Sep 04 Omaha, NE – Reverb ! Sep 05 Saint Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room ! Oct 01 Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch ^ Oct 02 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^ Oct 03 Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^ Oct 04 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^ Oct 06 New York, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar ^ Oct 08 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^ Oct 10 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place ^ Oct 11 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups ^ Oct 12 Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit ^ Oct 13 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ^
Aug 30 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews Aug 31 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater ** Sep 01 Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre ** Sep 02 Salt Lake City -Crucial Fest Sep 04 Omaha, NE - Reverb Sep 05 Saint Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Jay Jayle kicked the night off with their On the Road-esque bluesy blend of rock. Cloaked in amber lighting on a stage that left little room for movement, you can really hear the southern roots so deeply threaded in their music. I’ve always felt their music would be the perfect soundtrack to a gritty, adventure-filled and nicotine-saturated movie – indie of course, not the mainstream variety. It’s a sound that reminds me of small towns and late nights spent on the porch with an acoustic guitar and moths fluttering around the light, especially when they were joined by Emma Ruth Rundle.
“Anyone who is using more than two chords is just showing off.”
Woodie Guthrie’s famous quote became a mantra for young musicians who rallied around folk’s austerity, and later inspired a new generation of artists who basked in punk’s primitivism. Guthrie’s songs may not be an influence on Louisville’s Jaye Jayle, but his call for simplicity as a deliberate choice versus a matter of mere ability resonated with the veterans of Kentucky’s dark indie scene. Naming themselves Jaye Jayle as a pen name or a pseudonym to veer away from a traditional band moniker, the group sought to eliminate unnecessary variables and deconstruct their compositions down to their most concentrated essence. Jaye Jayle owe less to our nation’s roots music and more to peripheral rock bands that have taken the “less is more” attitude to its furthest reaches. Imagine Spacemen 3 without the saturated wall of distortion, or Neu! without the upbeat motorik pulse, or Lungfish without the shamanistic howls. But these reference points seem either too bombastic or too lush. Perhaps a nexus of The Troggs’ ham-fisted drumming, Angels of Light’s ominous twang, and Suicide’s swaths of negative space hits closer to the mark, but even that doesn’t do the band justice. Jaye Jayle’s debut album House Cricks and Other Excuses To Get Out is an exercise in tension and restraint, a tightrope act between singer-songwriter traditions and art rock experimentation, and an intersection of Southern cultural permutations and otherworldly sounds.