Saturday, November 7, 2009

Chasing Jones

You know what I enjoy getting in my inbox, in addition to good music? A nice accompanying email. Sometimes all it takes to make my day is to get a nice and casual, unassuming email from a band instead of from their publicity company. Seeing a simple hand-typed email was refreshing, even if it was only two sentences long. Edmonton's Chasing Jones has already made a good first impression on me.

Chasing Jones - Anniversary (mp3) (amazon) (iTunes)

They've released this nifty track, Anniversary, as their new single. It's a clean-cut, pop-rock, head-bopping tune about young love and heartbreak in the most optimistic way. Kudos to the band for reminding us that independent music does not equate to using or faking crap recording and production value just for the sake of sounding "indie". I'm glad that Chasing Jones gets that, because it seems a lot of us are forgetting these days. Anniversary is very nicely polished and it'll easily sit well with TV and radio stations for mass airplay. Remember, music fans: that's not a bad thing! Take it. Play it. Enjoy it. Look forward to more. We'll definitely be hearing a lot more from these guys in the near future. They've got a release scheduled for February and a showcase already set up for them at Canadian Music Week in March.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yes quite brilliant.