Stolen Jars is the indie music project of Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund. Inspired by acts as diverse as Sufjan Stevens, Elvis Costello, and Dirty Projectors, the music is a vibrant mixture of looping intricate guitar lines and floating melodies all brought to life by a live band featuring Elena Juliano, Connor McGuigan, Matt Marsico and Tristan Rodman.
Fitzgerald and Grund are building off the success of Stolen Jars’ self-titled album released in 2011. The single off that album, “Driving,” was featured in an international Apple iPad commercial and was awarded Song of the Week by Alt Mag. Their sophomore album Kept is decidedly more ambitious. Fitzgerald composed and layered tracks in his bedroom, tinkering to ensure precision. He and Grund then worked together to build vocal melodies around the tracks. When premiering, “Folded Out,” the first single from Kept, Wondering Sound wrote, “Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund’s voices spiral and intertwine . . . flutes dart like fireflies, strings swoop down – what started modest and pretty becomes mighty and bold and imposing.” After the release other music bloggers enthusiastically agreed, describing the music, as “exuberant,” “sweetly supple,” “grand, an anthem.” The album was mixed by Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs, Deerhoof, WHY?) and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem).
Over the course of the last year, Stolen Jars has been performing regularly in the Northeast, including shows with Sofar Sounds, at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, and at Brandeis College’s Springfest where they opened for St. Lucia,ILOVEMAKONNEN and Jessie J. In addition, Fitzgerald has been working as a film composer on features such as The Rewrite (2015) and Hard Sell (2015).
This summer they’ll be out on the road, supporting the release of Kept.
7/23 – Pianos – New York, NY
8/5 – AS220 – Providence, RI
8/7 – Elvis Guesthouse – New York, NY (Album Release show)
8/15 – The Space – New Haven, CT
8/28 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY
8/29 – All Sounds – Bloomfield, NJ
Kept b/w Down To Dinner 7″
Side A: Kept
Side B: Down To Dinner
Street Date: Aug. 7, 2015
3. Another November
5. Wreaths Rakes
6. Still – He held us, covered.
7. Bright Red
8. Folded Out
9. For Dan
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