The True Jacqueline
Fun. Simply put, The True Jacqueline is a fun band and their music is a testimony to it. With charming twee vocals, unexpected time changes, and a solid indie-rock backbone, band members Noah Stevralia (vocals, guitar), Zach Farrell (vocals, keyboards), Kate Niemczyk (vocals, bass) and Andrew Huffman (drums) reinterpret ideas from bands like Superchunk, Built to Spill, Mates of State, and early New Pornographers and spin it into their own sound.
Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, The True Jacqueline’s debut full-length release Nice Bird set for release on June 22, presents indie-rock twists, breakdowns, and unusual arrangements that always remain melodic. TJ’s songs can be both campy and heartfelt; they write about what they know: real life, pop culture, and historical subjects. “We pull topics from many places,” says Stevralia. “We’re kind of nerds, so academic subjects like science, math, and history--as well as science-fiction --tend to crop up often.”
Nice Bird presents straight up bouncy indie rock reminiscent of late ‘90s Canadian power-pop (“Pon Farr”), sonic jamming dubs (“Citrus Alarm“ and “Mondegreen”), and delicious folk-pop (“Starts With She”). Though each song is sonically unique, what all of Nice Bird’s songs have in common is odd and whimsical lyrical content. They sing about magnets, Barbara Streisand, the 1989 Fred Savage videogame movie “The Wizard”, and hating your brother enough to want to kill him. Recommended!
The True Jacqueline - Mondegreen
The True Jacqueline - It's The Water
The True Jacqueline @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire
(from Clinging To A Scheme, out April 21st on Labrador)
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