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 and Savannah Stopover. They will also appear at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton (UK) and London’s Slaughtered Lamb (dates below).
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 today (March 3rd).
Stream “Diamonds” BELOW:
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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 fanbase that has 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.
Catch Jack & Eliza live:
06 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
18 – SXSW – The Sidebar @ 4:30pm (602 East 7th St.)
19 – SXSW – Stephen F’s Bar @9:00pm (701 Congress Ave.)
20 – SXSW – Whole Foods Rooftop Terrace @ 12:30pm (525 Lamar Blvd.)
08 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
15 – Brighton, UK – Great Escape Festival
19 – London, UK – The Slaughtered Lamb