If you live in the Toronto area and enjoy good music, you have more than likely heard of Jane’s Party. Jeff Giles, Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, and Zach Sutton are the indie-rock foursome that makeup Jane’s Party. Their brand new album titled Hot Noise is set to be released in stores in early June, followed by a tour across eastern Canada.
Being an Indie lover myself, I fell in love with the band the moment I heard the slow, but not too slow tempo, the calming vocals, and the rock and roll guitar style. With just a quick listen, it’s hard not to be infatuated with this band. Their song Hot Noise, which is also the title of their new album gives you a great feel for what you should expect from the rest of their album – their classic Indie tone mixed with a little rock and acoustics.
The song ‘Til You Got Yours can also give you a great feel for the album. The sound showcases their rock side and smooth vocals. The clearness of the tone keeps you listening.
Meet Me Half Way is another song that showcases their rock side of the album. Just imagine Franz Ferdinand meets Death Cab For Cutie. Very smooth and not over done.
Jane’s Party is the kind of music that you crank up on those warm, summer nights and have a margarita with some good friends. It’s the kind of music that can draw you in with just one song and have you coming back for more. Each band member is also a song writer, so they did a great job of blending their individual personalities and creating an enjoyable, smooth sound that suits them all very well.
It has been a while since Jane’s Party has released a full length album. They are notorious for releasing singles and mini-records. However, with the attention and positive feedback of their newest album Hot Noise, I would hope that the foursome continues releasing full length albums. A quote from Devon Richardson (bass/keys/vocalist for Jane’s Party), “There is so many different routes you can take. Some people say scrap the album and just release a single every month for the rest of your life to keep your fans coming back. Some die hards say that the album is the true essence of art. You just got to go with what feels right in your gut. For us, doing a single to tie people over until the EP and now this EP to tie us over till May. There is no rules or formula to it…”
In my opinion, releasing EP’s and singles from time to time can only take you so far in the music industry. If these guys want to see their name in lights one day, I’d suggest they keep the full length albums coming. I agree with the fans that the album is “the true essence of art.” It captures the emotions and inspiration the artist feels when making the album. With each new album brings a new story to tell and a new story for listeners to understand and fall in love with.
And if you’re anything like me, being female that is, all four band members are very easy on the eyes. Jane’s Party is the kind of party you’d want to be invited to.