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. 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 other single releases more music bloggers, including Stereogum, The Wild Magazine, and Gold Flake Paint, enthusiastically agreed, describing the music, as “addictively vibrant,” “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 fall they’ll be out on the road, supporting the release of Kept.
8/29 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
9/26 – Lancaster, PA – Franklin and Marshall College
10/16 – New York, NY – Pianos (The Deli CMJ Showcase)
11/14 – New York, NY – The Bitter End
Kept b/w Down To Dinner 7″
Side A: Kept
Side B: Down To Dinner
Street Date: Aug. 28, 2015
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