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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TOURDATES
13-04-2019
Roadburn festival
Tilburg
Netherlands
w/ Sumac, Cave In
14-04-2019
Privatclub
Berlin
Germany
 
15-04-2019
Kabinet Muz
Brno
Czech Republic
 
16-04-2019
Klub 007
Prague
Czech Republic
 
17-04-2019
Scheune
Dresden
Germany
 
18-04-2019
Arena
Vienna
Austria
 
19-04-2019
LAS / Pawilon
Poznan
Poland
 
20-04-2019
Rare Guitar
Munster
Germany
 
21-04-2019
Loppen
Copenhagen
Denmark
 
22-04-2019
Hafenklang
Hamburg
Germany
 
23-04-2019
Museum
Koln
Germany
 
24-04-2019
Le Hangar
Liege
Belgium
 
25-04-2019
Supersonic Club
Paris
France
 
26-04-2019
La Malterie
Lille
France
 
27-04-2019
Out Of The Crowd festival
Esch-Alzette
Luxemburg
 
28-04-2019
Kavka
Antwerp
Belgium
 
29-04-2019
The Prince Albert
Brighton
United Kingdom
 
30-04-2019
Hare & Hounds
Birmingham
United Kingdom
 
01-05-2019
The Cluny
Newcastle
United Kingdom
 
02-05-2019
Brudenell Social Club
Leeds
United Kingdom
 
03-05-2019
Desertfest London
London
United Kingdom
 
04-05-2019
De Pit
Terneuzen
Netherlands