Based in Chicago, Jefferson have released a seven-track EP with four available downloads entitled Rough Choir. This album is rich in melody and is described as being ‘beautiful and laced with killer hooks’. A masterful combination of folk, country and acoustic rock that brings out the soothing vocals and soft piano chords. Available on Vinyl 7” alongside a download code.
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- BBR#26 / Limited 7-track 33rpm 7" EP on Box Bedroom Rebels. Edition of 200 copies housed in a double sided sleeve with 2 double sided inserts + envelope containing 11 track download code, BBR Letter, Jefferson confetti & stickers
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I'm ashamed of myself. For a second...just a second I thought that the ever dependable Box Bedroom Rebels had released something less than brilliant as the standard 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' chord pattern opened 'Perennial People' then I realised I was horribly and embarrassing wrong as the song took charge with high pitched keening vocals and sunkissed and woozy hooks. This works in the same way as the music of East River Pipe works. It twisted standard and familiar sounding melodies into exciting and touching new shapes.
'Beach Hut' too shows that Jefferson (who is this person?) could well be a songwriter extraordinaire. The chords recall the Feelies 'When Company Comes' but again it's the voice on top that disarms. In fact there's seven tracks here all of which showcase warm and inviting songwriting with something really special going on. It's hard pinpoint what it is - not just good songs but the singing straight from the heart - cutting through the bullshit and hitting arrow like to the heart. I hear bits of Sentridoh, the Mountaingoats, Bill Fox, Daniel Johnston in here.
Dead simple arrangements with no whistles and bells but incredibly affecting. Buy on sight.
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