Jaye Jayle At The Prince Albert

April

29

Monday

Old Empire presents:

Jaye Jayle
No Trail official video: https://youtu.be/CKB5Z0S4Yvs
https://jayejayle.bandcamp.com
https://www.sargenthouse.com/jaye-jayle

More special guests TBC

Doors: 7pm
Tix: 7 (adv)
Physical souvenir tickets also available at Resident Brighton

Venue:
The Prince Albert
48 Trafalgar Street
Brighton BN1 4ED

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Jaye Jayles 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 Pattersons primary musical endeavor at the timethe percussive Sturm und Drang power trio Young Widowsbut 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 Jayles 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-folks economy, krautrocks experiments in repetition, skid rows darkest blues, Midwestern indie rocks nihilism, and early Tangerine Dreams 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. Its been a considerable journey from those raw and intimate early 7s, 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. Its a wanderers 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. Its an approach also taken to the studio, where the band worked with film composer Dean HurleyDavid Lynchs music supervisor of the last twelve yearsto 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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