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Incredible shoegazey goodness from Canada's Jet Black. Trust us. This band RULES!
It was clear from the very beginning; Jet Black had to be a band with integrity and inspired by a precise and inalienable artistic ideal.
Ultimately, the group achieved their supreme goal of merging a common passion for alternative rock by generating “walls of sound” with largely saturated guitars while relying on a highly dynamic rhythm section punctuated with abrasive melodies.
"Our time is characterized by a thirst for immediacy and instantaneous gratification. Expansive technological growth has increasingly fragmented our collective awareness and one can certainly wonder if there is any substantial meaning in investing time, energy and resources in the creation of new music – new music that will ultimately fade into generalized indifference. Why should one deploy continuous creative efforts if they will inevitably be swallowed whole by an endless tide of propositions? How should any artistic endeavor entail a significant intrinsic value for its authors; a value that could even transcend the outcome of its process?
To create is, more importantly, to perceive and understand the world in a certain way. Music then becomes the extension – or rather the representation – of the particular vision of its authors. The dark, noisy and dystopian character of an album is better defined by the valorization of critical thinking. Most of the time, this approach will highlight the absurdities generated by various mechanisms that now frame every piece of our existence. In such context, it seems difficult not to succumb to cynicism towards this post-moderndesubstantialization, which, to use Gilles Lipovetsky's words, inevitably rhymes with the logic of emptiness." - Jet Black
"...dynamically urgent, sweepingly expansive epics that meld the post-rock, shoegaze, and space rock genres." - The Big Takeover
"...herculean shoegaze. Distorted, effect heavy riffs reign supreme, while pounding, almost motorik drums, lock the track into a relentless groove. The shimmering vocals put you into a trance, off setting the quasi proto-punk/alt-rock with glorious space rock indebted melodies." - New Noise Magazine
Formed in 2008 in Quebec City, Jet Black is composed of Francis Berthelot (guitar), Jean-Philippe Laforge (drums), Philippe St-Laurent (guitar and vocals) and Stéphanie Vézina (bass and vocals). L’Ère du Vide (2018) follows In Paradox (2014) and Escape Measures (2011), both produced and released independently. For the release of their third record, Jet Black joins ODT Records (CAN), I.Corrupt (EU) and Skeletal Lightning (US).
2. L’Ère du Vide
3. Like Gravity Wells
4. All Is Wrong
5. Constant Midnight
6. Strange Surroundings
7. Little Did We Know
8. Temporary State
Vinyl - Housed in a beautiful full-color jacket featuring artwork by Jesse Treece and Stéphanie Vézina.
/150 Red LP
/150 Coke Bottle Clear LP
/200 Black LP