"The Jeunes play passionate, propulsive rock that glimmers with the steely darkness of Joy Division and the rangy lushness of Opal--guitar-led and blustery in the most enveloping of ways. Be sure to check out their fine EP, Four Songs." - Kathleen Wilson, The Stranger.
"The Jeunes' music is dreamy in an early- to mid-80s British/New Wave sort of way, yet quite comfortably anchored in the 21st century. The aptly named EP is the stellar debut of this Seattle trio, comprised of James Hall, Jaime Clapper, and Curtis Hall. With James on guitar, Jaime playing bass and Curtis handling both drums and keys, all three contribute vocals for a rich, often harmonious sound. Their bio cites likenesses to Joy Division, the Creation, Opal and the Kinks, among others. It's mildly dark, guitar-driven, melodic, and again, very dreamy rock — especially the last track, "Someone Else's Friend." There are obvious nods toward melancholy without making you want to fling yourself off the Ship Canal Bridge in the middle of a Seattle winter. The music is hook-laden, lush and timeless. After a few listens, you will be utterly smitten with this band." - Lee, Three Imaginary Girls.
released December 1, 2003
James Hall / guitars, vocals
Jaime Clapper / bass, vocals
Curtis Hall / drums, vocals
Recorded October 2003 at Studio Neal in Portland, Oregon by Kyle Sheaffer and Lance Workman
Mastered by Joe Crawford
Special thanks to Kyle and Lance, Robot Ben and the High Five patch.
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