'Sitting Bitch With Bailey' is a podcast about capturing a moment of transportation with musicians. In short...I sit in between musicians in a car and go somewhere. Episode One features Brooklyn rock and roll band, The Jeanies.
Honest rock and roll has a tendency to get lost in genre-bending garage rock that's saturating the present Brooklyn scene right now. That is until The Jeanies came out of their lamp, which was probably filled strictly with Dwight Twilley, Phil Seymour and Buddy Holly records. The Brooklyn four piece consists of Joey Farber, guitar and lead vox; John Principio, bass and vox; Dylan Handelman, drums and Jon Mann, guitar and vox. They're self-titled debut album produced on analog cassette equipment releases December 19 via King Pizza Records.
30 years of influences ranging from doo-wop, boogie and R&B create their music’s shimmering jangle that has the power of '80s Brill Building pop. The Jeanies’ sound shines light on dark corners of DIY basement shows everywhere in Brooklyn.
The album The Jeanies plays like a love story. It's full of love songs about girls with names like Judy, met while dancing or on the train, who were always thought to be 'the one,' but quickly fall out of love. Catchy songs like "I Think You're The Wrong One" will never leave your head. Vocals from Joey Farber sound like a step back in time throwing old-school sheen on fuzzed out guitar.
The most arresting moment in the album comes during "I'll Warm You." It's a lovely, lilting song that suspends a raw moment of infatuation. Sweet melodies keep the album moving within a dreamy, fantasy landscape in a sort of purgatorial time-line – not quite now, not quite then.
The analog cassette recording creates a sound that's deep and rich, yet tantalizingly out of reach. The Jeanies' debut album curates the best moments from their favorite bands into their own interpretations with tender songwriting, genius countermelodies and just enough vintage flair.
Catch the new album live at their record release show Dec 19 with Games, BIG HUGE and the Mad Doctors at Don Pedro.
Listen to the full album below:
- Seen Her Dance
- I Think You're The Wrong One
- It's For You
- The Girl's Gonna Go
- I'll Warm You
- Believe Me Jenny
- Her Flesh
- That's The One
- The Kids Are No Good
- Gotta Get Back To Judy