THE FOLLOW UP TO THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NO WONDERS EP
ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES INCLUDING SXSW, GREAT ESCAPE AND SAVANNAH STOPOVER FESTIVALS
STREAM THE FIRST SINGLE “DIAMONDS” ON SOUNDCLOUD
FEAT. PRODUCTION FROM CHRIS TAYLOR OF GRIZZLY BEAR
ON SALE VIA ITUNES TOMORROW, MARCH 3RD
New York City’s Jack + Eliza will release their debut album, Gentle Warnings on June 9th via Yebo Music. The duo burst onto the scene last year with their critically acclaimed EP No Wonders, receiving positive attention from the likes of Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan, Paste, TIME, Nylon, New York Times T Magazine, and many more. This spring and summer the band will tour and play festivals across North America, including SXSW, Savannah Stopover, and Great Escape. As a preview of the new album, Jack + Eliza are releasing the first single “Diamonds”, featuring production from Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, on iTunes tomorrow, March 3rd. Stream “Diamonds” now on SoundCloud and view upcoming tour dates below.
Stream “Diamonds” (produced by Chris Taylor) on Pigeons & Planes
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Jack + Eliza split their time this winter between college studies and the studio, working on recording music for Gentle Warnings with producer Chris Zane. Their new album builds upon and incorporates some of the songs that comprised their debut EP, which won plaudits for the way their “vocals entwined in a sun-dappled embrace akin to the harmonies of John and Michelle Phillips and Mama Cass,” (Noisey), and captured what Consequence of Sound described as the “exuberance of youthful energy.”That same Chris Zane produced EP is also what caught the attention of Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, who offered to work with Jack + Eliza on a track for their new album, resulting in his producing of lead single “Diamonds”.
With their class schedules on hold for a few months this summer, Jack + Eliza are looking forward to hitting the road to play for the incredible fan base that have sprung up in response to their music. Those fans have streamed the up and coming duo’s songs hundreds of thousands of times on SoundCloud, an impressive feat for a relatively under the radar band who have yet to play more than a few dozen shows.
Though still new to most, the born and raised New Yorkers have a beyond-their-years sensibility that belies their relatively young age. Eliza first showcased this talent publicly when she became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest “Song of The Year” award at just 16 in 2011, and Jack had long been performing and writing music in bands of his own. When they began writing together the results were serendipitous, each amplifying the strengths and creativity of the other.
Keep posted for spring/summer tour dates and further album information to be announced in the coming months.
Upcoming Tour Dates: Additional Spring/Summer dates TBA
06 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
18 – SXSW – The Sidebar @ 4:30 PM
602 East 7th St.
19 – SXSW – Stephen F’s Bar @9:00 pm
701 Congress Ave.
20 – SXSW – Whole Foods Rooftop Terrace @ 12:30 pm
525 Lamar Blvd.
08 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
15 – Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival