Monday, October 15, 2012

La Grange
Dallas, , TX

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La Grange

2704 Elm Street,
Dallas, , TX 75226
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The Jealous Sound is a Los Angeles band composed of vocalist/guitarist Blair Shehan (formerly of Knapsack), guitarist Michael Richardson, bassist Josh Staples, and drummer Bob Penn. Categorized as an indie rock band, the Jealous Sound released its second full-length album, A Gentle Reminder, on January 31, 2012. Blair Shehan says that his time away from The Jealous Sound wasn’t a matter of losing his way. It was a matter of finding it. “I got zeroed out, and I had to figure out how to do things in a healthy way,” the singer-guitarist says, recounting the long, strange trip it’s been to 2012, when the Los Angeles quartet will release its first album in nine years, A Gentle Reminder. “I’ve been humbled, and now I’m a very different person than I was in 2003. I’ve learned a lot about just being in the world.” Many of those life lessons are revealed in the grandeur of the new album, a poignant and emotional triumph that not only proves a worthy successor to Kill Them With Kindness — named one of Spin’s best albums of ’03 — but reveals the foursome at the top of its craft. Open-hearted, yes, but not really gentle at all, A Gentle Reminder represents a 44-minute epiphany set to cascading guitars, thundering rhythms and Shehan’s evocative vocals. Made in the Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 with John Lousteau producing, A Gentle Reminder features founding members Shehan and guitarist Pedro Benito working alongside the Foos’ Nate Mendel (filling in on bass for the departed John McGinnis) and new drummer Bob Penn. Josh Staples (the Velvet Teen) contributes backing vocals and bass on two tracks. How the quartet coalesced to recapture the magic is a labyrinthine tale that covers three states and includes a lot of emotional baggage, but the first turning point came in late 2004 after rigorous touring behind Kill Them With Kindness. A major label was poised to come on board and help with a follow-up.
Ticket Price: $13
Door Time:8:00 PM
Show Time:9:00 PM
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://spune.com/show/the-jealous-sound-w-daytrader-the-west-windows/

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