Although there are references to several different types of music, Jay has his own unique touch. He has the ability to keep the music powerful by using poppy melodies, uplifting chords and happy piano and synth sounds. When he sings there is and a sense of sincerity in his shaky, child-like, half sung – half spoken vocals
Splash was recorded in London during the summer of 2009. Recently Jay moved to London and the record is a reflection of this time in his life. Look out for his fourth full length out later this year.
Jun 16 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Jul 03 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
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Casiokids are great producers and their tracks are actually beautifully done without even having vocals. For instance, their second song, “Fot I Hose”, is a very danceable track with an extremely memorable bass line. The album moves flawlessly from tune to tune, almost as if it was one large conceptual masterpiece. The percussive subtleties, catchy bass and synth lines give the tracks their character. The tracks ebb and flow but they maintain their hip shaking vibe. Normally, I am unable to swallow electro pop, but these Norwegians make it pleasurable to do so.
Jun 17 – 02BAC Academy-Glasgow, Scotland
Jun 24 – Co pop Festival-Cologne, Germany
Jun 25 – Be2gether Festival – Norviliškės, Lithuania
“Finger” has to be one of my favorite tracks on the album. It starts out with Segall singing the lyrics, “Finger on it”, in a melancholy, stoned sort of way. The song then takes a turn for the better, it gets angry. The title track, “Melted” reminds me a lot of the Meat Puppets. The guitars are hard and the feedback is plentiful, but the pace is slow and the dialogue is direct. The track literally is a dose of face melting rock.
Melted is a solid work with eleven tracks that are even more rock and roll then the music on his last effort, Lemons. The album proves that Segall grows as he continues to write, contributing tracks to his fuzzed out repertoire. This album is best listened to loud!
Jun 24 – Bar Pink Elephant – San Diego, CA
Jun 25 – Spaceland – Los Angeles, CA
Jun 26 – Howie and Sons – Visalia, CA
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– Lottie Leymarie