Photo of Evan Patterson by Edward Neary

Management - Sargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow
Day-To-Day: Nick Javier

Label - Sargent House 
Label: Marc Jetton

North American Press 
Publicist: Stephanie Marlow

UK Press 
Publicist: Rachel Silver




Jaye Jayle interivew // Destroy//Exist 

No Trail and Other Unholy Paths, the upcoming album by Jaye Jayle, follows the band's mighty impressive recent offerings, House Cricks and Other Excuses to Get Out, their debut full length from 2016, and The Time Between Us, a collaborative EP with Emma Ruth Rundle. There are a few points about it one could emphasize on right off the bat, like the fact that it was produced by David Lynch’s music supervisor of the last twelve years, Dean Hurley, that it features another collaboration with Rundle, and that it bears no specific beginning or ending, with its songs designed to be experienced in any sequence the listener chooses. 

Full interview via Destroy//Exist.

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Echoes and Dust reviews "No Trail and Other Unholy Paths" 

No Trail and Other Unholy Paths by Jaye Jayle 

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Release date: June 29, 2018 
Label: Sargent House 

by Si Forster | June 19, 2018 | Reviews 

I think I might have just accidentally found the best way to listen to this record. Of course, there’s very little in the way of “wrong” ways of listening to it as it really is as good as I hope to explain below, but I’ve discovered that walking around a dark wood on an oppressively humid sunless day really gets Jaye Jayle’s new opus under the skin and into the more permanently receptive areas of the subconscious. 

Full review via Echoes and Dust.


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Listen to New Jaye Jayle Track "As Soon As Night" // The Quietus 

Young Widows' Evan Patterson launched his Americana-noir project Jaye Jayle in 2014 with a debut album, House Cricks And Other Excuses To Get Out, following two years later. Now he's back with a second album for the alias, titled No Trail And Other Unholy Paths. 

Premiering above is the downtempo 'As Soon As Night' from the album. "'As Soon As Night' is the most enjoyable song to perform on the album," says Patterson. "Originally, I called it 'The Break Up Song'. The words are very clear. If there's any confusion maybe give the song another listen, maybe a little louder this time, and let the sounds just spiral around the story." 

The album sees Patterson joined by a band consisting of Todd Cook on bass, Neal Argabright on drums and Corey Smith on other instrumentation. Patterson says that the album has no specific beginning or ending with side A and B of the vinyl version intended to be played interchangably. 

No Trail And Other Unholy Paths is out on June 29 via Sargent House and can be pre-ordered here.

via The Quietus.

Six Favorite Local Songs From May // LEO Weekly 

Jaye Jayle — “Ode to Betsy” 
In advance of the release of their next record, Jaye Jayle has released a pair of singles, including “Ode to Betsy.” Singer Evan Patterson has a voice that sounds hewn from rough leather, dusty and creaking, more than a little like Nick Cave. The band is firing at their very best, a tension built and released only intermittently, an ever-nearing wave always on the horizon, but one that fully crashes. This is a seething number that dances on the head of a needle, never quite falling off, but always on the precipice.

Jaye Jayle Bio (2016)

“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. 

-- by Brian Cook