Artist of the Day: The Jayhawks

posted by Matt Jarrells on 04/14/2017

April 14, 2017

Last year, The Jayhawks came back in full form with Paging Mr. Proust, an album of new material that captures the vintage Jayhawks sound despite a myriad of lineup changes. Fans new andold can catch them headlining and performing with Wesley Stace at Wealthy Theatre tonight! The new record was primarily written by sole founding member Gary Louris and was produced by Peter Buck (of R.E.M.) and Tucker Martine who has worked with legends like as Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, and Modest Mouse.

Paging Mr. Proust pays homage to their twangy sound of the past 30 years, but shifts its focus to a more brit-pop era sound with effortless hooks and signature harmonies. Louris remarked that “we worked harder in pre-production than any previous Jayhawks record,” which is evident in the tight, pop construction of the songs that gleam with refinery.

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