JAYE JAYLE – Don’t Let Your Love Life Get You Down LP (Pelagic Records)
This is a Pelagic Records release!
FFO: Leonard Cohen fronting Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, JJ Cale, Lungfish, Angels of Light, Young Widows
A1 Warm Blood And Honey
A2 The Party Of Redemption
A3 Black Diamonds And Bad Apples
A4 That Snake Bite
B1 Tell Me Live
B2 Waiting For The Life
B3 The Florist
B4 When We Are Dogs
As the Louisville, Kentucky noise rock trio YoungWidows scaled back their activity, guitarist/vocalistEvan Patterson created an ever-evolving soloproject under the moniker of Jaye Jaylethat explored the more abstract realms of theAmerican singer-songwriter process. The name hadtwo meanings. First and foremost, it conjured theimage of a bluebird locked in a cage. For Patterson,that image translated into being trapped with theblues and mired in depression. But the name wasalso an homage to J.J. Cale, the Tulsa soundoriginator best known for his song “After Midnight.”Fittingly, Jaye Jayle’s music is best suited for thoseafter midnight hours, when the house lights are dim,the air is thick with humidity and tobacco smoke,perceptions are chemically altered, and every notecarries far more gravity. On his latest album, Don’t Let Your Love Life Let You Down, Patterson continues tomine his unique strain of the meditative blues while finally breaking the shackles of defeat and passing into arealm residing between Western stoicism and mystic wonder.