Durand Jones & The Indications announce American Love Call for 3/1 release

by Woody on November 28, 2018

photo by Rosie Cohe

Durand Jones & The Indications are back with their sophomore effort, and first on Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. This is straight-up baby making music in the spirit of late 60s soul. These guys were one of my big misses during SXSW ’18. Looks like I might get another crack down there. Here’s some more info from the PR team.

The group’s second effort, American Love Call, is an album made the way the Indications dreamed it’d sound, a sprawling and limitless equation; grand and cinematic, yet focused on fleeting details. Recorded at Brooklyn’s Studio G earlier this summer, American Love Call is an expansion of the band’s sound, making a leap forward in both style and songwriting. Pulling influence from a variety of sounds like R&B, gospel, early folk rock, and classical music, the Indications’ second effort has a newfound confidence, with Jones’ bellowing voice and Frazer’s soothing falsetto filled out by backing vocals and instrumentation. Thematically, the album covers tough ground, like the danger of simplifying and romanticizing the past, but it also attempts to reconcile, searching for unifying commonalities. Brooding, bold, and pensive, American Love Call is the result of the band fleshing out its craft and elevating its dreamy, old-soul sound.

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