JAYE JAYLE
JAYE JAYLE USA
Jaye Jayle’s earliest recordings consisted of four 7” singles packaged in the bare-bones dust jackets of early country 45s and etched with the stark Americana-noir of Louisville-based singer/guitarist Evan Patterson. The material was a significant departure from Patterson’s primary musical endeavor at the time—the percussive Sturm und Drang power trio Young Widows—but it fell in line with his ongoing creative arc of embracing of negative space, acknowledging that less is more, realizing that a whisper can speak louder than a yell.

On their new album No Trails and Other Unholy Paths, Jaye Jayle’s transportive desolation and hallucinatory sonic mantras are fully documented in all their glory. With his cohorts Todd Cook (Shipping News, The For Carnation) on bass, Neal Argabright (Phantom Family Halo, Freakwater) on drums, and Corey Smith (Phantom Family Halo) on auxiliary instrumentation, Patterson weaves a tapestry of neo-folk’s economy, krautrock’s experiments in repetition, skid row’s darkest blues, Midwestern indie rock’s nihilism, and early Tangerine Dream’s analog oscillations. The album seethes with tension and anticipation, with a heightened push-and-pull on tracks like “Marry Us” and the second song titled “No Trail” when songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle adds call-and-response vocals to the mix. It’s been a considerable journey from those raw and intimate early 7”s, an evolution undoubtedly affected by the relentless touring schedule that transformed Jaye Jayle from a solo project to an immersive collaboration.

“The album has a lyrical theme in motion and direction, searching and questioning, and discovery,” Patterson explains. “A certainty in placement and uncertainty in destination. Primal consideration for surroundings, which may be or may not have been the surroundings sought after. The grayness of life's paths. The where-have-I-been, where-am-I-now, and where-will-I-be.” It’s a wanderer’s approach that yielded an unlikely romance and expatriate dreams between Patterson and Rundle during a European tour together in support of their split 12” The Time Between Us.  It’s an approach also taken to the studio, where the band worked with film composer Dean Hurley—David Lynch’s music supervisor of the last twelve years—to serve as producer. The songs were recorded at Earth Analog by Warren Christopher Gray and handed off to Hurley to manipulate at his will. The result is an album that retains its frugal approach but pushes its aural dimensions to their thresholds.


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06-10-2018
Aeronef
Lille
France
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
07-10-2018
Grillen
Colmar
France
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
09-10-2018
Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala
Bermeo
Spain
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
10-10-2018
Lata de Zinc
Oviedo
Spain
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
11-10-2018
Passos Manuel
Porto
Portugal
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
12-10-2018
Musicbox
Lisbon
Portugal
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
13-10-2018
Chango
Madrid
Spain
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
17-10-2018
Rote Fabrik
Zurich
Switzerland
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
18-10-2018
Ut Connewitz
Leipzig
Germany
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
20-10-2018
Gebaeude 9
Koln
Germany
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
21-10-2018
Milla
Munich
Germany
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
23-10-2018
Bi Nuu
Berlin
Germany
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
24-10-2018
Hafenklang
Hamburg
Germany
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
25-10-2018
Plan B
Malmo
Sweden
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
26-10-2018
Bla
Oslo
Norway
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
27-10-2018
Strindbergs Intima
Stockholm
Sweden
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
28-10-2018
Skjul Fyra Sex
Gothenburg
Sweden
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
29-10-2018
Hotel Cecil
Copenhagen
Denmark
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
31-10-2018
Rotown
Rotterdam
Netherlands
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
01-11-2018
Vera
Groningen
Netherlands
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
02-11-2018
Petit Bain
Paris
France
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
03-11-2018
Soup Kitchen
Manchester
United Kingdom
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
04-11-2018
Rough Trade
Bristol
United Kingdom
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
06-11-2018
Stereo
Glasgow
Scotland
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
07-11-2018
The Cluny
Newcastle
United Kingdom
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle
08-11-2018
Oslo
London
United Kingdom
w/ Emma Ruth Rundle