Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jeremy Lee Given

If you are a fan and follower of the current indie rock ethos, Jeremy Lee Given is going to make your head spin. Soaking up influences from some of indie rock's most lauded bands and solo artists, Given's debut album, Old Flames, listens like a greatest hits compilation from the genre's last five years. Spread throughout the album's 9-tracks are hints of Bon Iver, Department of Eagles, Band of Horses, and Vampire Weekend, giving Old Flames a smooth and sprightly taste, despite it being a brazen brew of moods that will numb your entire body once swallowed and digested.

Besides the obvious comparisons one could make about Jeremy Lee Given's voice, there is a lot to be said about the Knoxville born, Boston based singer-songwriter. His vocals, both tranquil and interesting, are pleasant to take in and intriguing enough to repeat; his song construction and sequencing impeccable and clean; and his songwriting skills polished and endearing. If you are a fan of moody indie rock, JLG is a must listen and his latest record holds its own with the most praised folk records of last year.

Old Flames is available via Given's bandcamp page for $0-whatever you want to give. Take a listen, soak it in, let the old flames burn and warm your soul.

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