Adult Jazz Earrings Off! on LP
Adult Jazz first appeared back in 2013, amid a flurry of praise surrounding their joyous and addictive debut single "Springful." Their unanimously acclaimed debut album Gist Is (2014) was a startling and mesmerizing voyage from start to finish, taking a labyrinthian, fragmented pop-not-pop path, while maintaining a sense of humor in spite of its complex themes surrounding religion, gender and humanity.
Adult Jazz now return in May 2016 with the new record Earrings Off!, and their first for Tri Angle. Singer Harry Burgess explains: "The record is about masculinity. Embodiment, lust, idealization, privilege, legitimacy and limitation. It's about acknowledging the weight, with a view to liberation from its past clout. It's about picking your ideal body, and playing with body language to achieve authenticity. It's about the possibility of authenticity."
In contrast to Gist Is, Earrings Off! finds the band confidently veering into more electronic territory with elasticated beats and harsh vocal experimentations riding alongside off kilter horn arrangements and treated string sounds, all shaped by the band's inimitable and unpredictable songwriting skills. Earrings Off! is the sound of a band breaking away from the crowd and becoming all the better for it.