Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jail Weddings play Silverlake Jubilee in L.A. this weekend, release new video "The Impossible"

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"One of the year's most exhilarating and infectious records, and an assured statement of purpose by one of L.A.'s most compelling groups." -- NBC San Diego

"Hart's obsessively Orbison-esque vocal pleas can send shivers down the spine and draw a tiny tear to the eye in songs that reek of moody doo-wop and do not skimp on the steamy, heaving punk rock & roll." -- LA Weekly

Los Angeles' garage-punk revision of 60s chamber pop, Jail Weddings has been tapped to play the illustrious Silverlake Jubilee in their hometown this weekend. The two day event, May 21st and 22nd gathers a wide array of the city's rising talents in music (Crystal Antlers, Ximena Sarinana, et al.), literature, comedy, art and more. Jail Weddings also plays several west coast dates in coming months, including stints supporting Andre Williams, as well as being the R&B legend's backing band. Please see complete dates below.  

The band has also released the latest video in a series of clips for each of the 13 songs on their recent album, Love Is Lawless (full album stream). Watch the noir-romantic video for "The Impossible" HERE. Check out previous videos linked below. 

Fronted by Gabriel Hart (explosive frontman and mastermind behind the now defunct LA noir punks The Starvations), Jail Weddings is often described as "Nick Cave fronting The Shangri-Las." The band has carefully crafted these 13 songs over a three year period (since their inception in the summer of 2007), released October 2010 on the still skidding heels of two sold out singles and 2009's critically acclaimed EP Inconvenient Dreams (White Noise/Tru-Vow).

05/21  Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Jubilee (6:30 pm, Santa Monica stage)
06/23  San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar **
06/24  Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite **
06/25  San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock **
07/14  San Francisco, CA @ The Brick and Mortar
07/15  Portland, OR @ Slabtown
07/16  Seattle, WA @ The Comet Tavern 

** w/ Andre Williams - support and backing band 

Artist: Jail Weddings
Album: Love Is Lawless
Label: White Noise 
Release Date: October 26th, 2010

01. How Am I Alive?
02. When We're Together (We Let Ourselves Go)
03. I Thought You Were Someone I Knew (MP3) (VIDEO)
04. Tough Love (VIDEO)
05. You Will Surrender
06. One of These Days
07. What Did You Do With My Gun? (VIDEO)
08. Somebody Lonely
09. Eavesdroppin'
10. Staring At The Stars
11. Mutual Fools
12. Blind Times
13. The Impossible (VIDEO)

On the Web:

Members of Jail Weddings are available for interviews. For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at 

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