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STREAM: “No Exit”

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Santa Ana rock eccentrics Media Jeweler have signed to Brooklyn label Fire Talk. The band’s debut album  will be released on September 18 (pre-order on theFire Talk website or on Bandcamp). This week they share their latest single “No Exit.” Stream the track and read an interview with the band over at Impose Magazine.
Media Jeweler arose as a veritable phoenix out of the ashes of a revolving-door big band following an unexpected but celebratory funeral pyre supporting A Hawk and A Hacksaw in LA. Calls were made and within two weeks a leaner and decidedly meaner entity emerged, outlook fresh.
2 years later, their debut album aims to capture the relentless restlessness of being alive on this increasingly weird and overstimulating planet. It was recorded and mixed in a casual and really quite nice three-day session during the dawn of spring at Machines with Magnets by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Battles, Lightning Bolt, etc.). It was mastered a week later by XOQ (Liars, Factory Floor, Martin Gore, etc.) The mood varies drastically on each of the seven tracks that make up the narrative of the album. We celebrated its completion with a few dozen jello shots at the local watering hole where we witnessed a man with a voice like crushed charcoal yell and storm out while Kid Rock’s deepest cuts droned.
Please note that Media Jeweler prefers to be referred to as a Rock Band full-stop, jubilantly taking into consideration all the trappings and tropes associated with Rock music. The nuance lost with the variety of modifying adjectives that can precede “Rock” is priceless.
While the underground and DIY music zeitgeist seems to be shifting to the more de rigueur palette of cold synths and hot beats, the poor guitar seems often to be seen as a vestige of something that has seen its moment in the sun and belongs on a wall or in a dumpster. Perhaps it does.
We embrace this. Everything always must come full circle; inversion is key in development, and moving forward is all that one can do.
Tour Dates:
8/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Rising
8/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Vega’s Meat Market
8/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
9/03 Orange County, CA @ Beatnik Bandito
9/04 Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace
9/05 San Francisco, CA @ TBA
9/06 Davis, CA @ Third Space Arts
9/07 Eugene, OR @ 1415 Mill Alley
9/08 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
9/11 Portland, OR @ Turn Turn Turn
9/12 Oakland, CA @ Speakeasy
9/13 Upland, CA @ The Palisades
9/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Non Plus Ultra
10/03 Long Beach, CA @ MADE
10/24 Tijuana, Mexico @ A House
11/20 New York, NY @ Elvis Guesthouse
11/21 Brooklyn, NY @ TBA


Media Jeweler
[Fire Talk]
Release Date: September 18, 2015
1. Looking Glass (Reprise)
5. Untitled
6. Looking Back
7. Looking Glass