Album Review: JEANE, “Hidden House EP”
When Oberhofer bassist Dylan Treleven told us to check out some new music, we could not possibly refuse.
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The bassist/guitarist/fashionista/pianist/producer just produced and played keys on a new EP by Jeane titled Hidden House. The EP, released on September 13th is available for listening here. Not only did the band wisely put it up for free streaming and download, but they provided a dazzling visual experience on the site. When clicking on the album artwork a listener can choose between a series of trippy viewing options, further proving that this album goes great as a dessert for a lunch of magical mushrooms.
Now for the best part: the music freakin’ rocks. “Run Away” is a must hear. Singer Paul Dally croons in a dark, haunting yet smooth (think Julian Casablancas) tone over ridiculous drums from Kyle Clairmont Jacques. Couple that with some punchy bass from Quinn Lewington and add some Dylan Treleven overseeing the whole process and you’ve got yourself a sweet 4 song EP that makes listeners search for more. Which is what we did, and found some of Jeane’s older (April 2011) stuff from back when they were called Vacation. If you can find it, check out “Agents of Cowardice” and “Penny Pincher”. Thanks, internet!
So check it out. But be warned of this: if you turn the equalizer to Hypno you may just find yourself spending your entire Saturday morning on it.
–Written by Benjamin Tocker