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House Cricks and Other Excuses to Get Out

by Jaye Jayle

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1. Hanging Moon (J. Jayle) There's no color Because there's no soul Only shadows, on skin The moon, it shines A hanging mirror And street lights smash There's no love Because there's no trouble Only shadows, on skin The Moon, it shines A hanging mirror And street lights smash
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House Cricks 04:46
2. House Cricks (J. Jayle) Patterns in the windows Patterns ender's eye An empty seat remembers The emptiness has arrived And then the lips spit Gotta get away Welcomed gentle Welcome settles in Thanked them Oh, so kindly Until the "turned" turned in And then the house cricks Gotta get away And then the heart trips Gotta get away
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3. The Beast Keeps Cool (J. Jayle) And you assume that the rain will come And you assume that the streets will flood We'll build a raft and take it into town You're dragging your feet like the devil is done The beast, he keeps cool light-hearted and fun And he says "Baby, I ain't got not money" "Baby, I ain't got no car" "Just a slippery tongue and the voice of an angel" You're dragging your feet like the devil is done The beast, he keeps cool light-hearted and fun
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4. Sugar Ran Wild (J. Jayle) Sugar ran wild Sugar ran free When sugar ran she ran from me We took our odds They weren't in our favor For better or worse We both got stranger Sugar ran wild Sugar ran fast When sugar ran she ran from me White horse of the midnight rain Shot through me like a lightening beam I'm charred charcoal White horse of the sunrise river Ran through into cascades Every time this happens to me And I don't know why
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Sculpting 02:05
5. Sculpting (J. Jayle) The muffled moans of the damned Deep below the fiery stone Pulled out mud from that same old stone Lost his hands sculpting Lost her hands sculpting Saw a mountain through the mask Saw a way through the mountain Found a body buried in the snow Didn't need a hand for help Didn’t need a hand for help
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6. Heaven is Cold (J. Jayle) Cover him in kisses As he sits behind the wheel As his brakes slip and squeal As he hits the windshield As his skin cuts and peels Keep covering him in kisses Did you sleep like a rock In the gravel parking lot Did you hit your head on the way down Just tell me to shut up If you can't even get up And if we're dead, heaven is cold I don't need to breathe in here Put that tape on my busted mouth In the trunk of this tiny car Did you loses like I lost Did it help that I never fought And if we're dead, heaven is cold Face flat on the kitchen floor Don't worry I won't make a sound Did you loses like I lost Did it help that I never fought And if we're dead, heaven is cold But I could be wrong
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7. Miss Paranoia (J. Jayle) You brought that bright cold light Even though I begged you not to You've got your high heel shoes on Just about high enough Keep spilling your best friend's blues Even though he begged you not to You've got your high heel shoes on Just about high enough To whisper in my ear Turn that bright cold light on Plastic trees never bothered her She don't need nor care Turn that cold light off tonight Lover, I swear the weather never felt so good Miss Paranoia left the room She's not gone she just wrecked her face Set sail and failed Overboard, but not under me Lover, I swear the weather never felt so good
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8. Two-Headed Crow (J. Jayle) A two-headed crow flew down to me And landed on my shoulder It landed on my shoulder and sang to me "I wish I could be the one to run away with you" But I don't run I fly
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9. Pull Me Back to Hell (J. Jayle) You get into my head You get into my heart You get into my soul It seems like every time I try to do right You pull me back to hell You get into my shirt You get into my pants You get into my boots It seems like every time I try to do right You pull me back to hell

about

“Anyone who is using more than two chords is just showing off.”



Woodie Guthrie’s famous quote became a mantra for young musicians who rallied around folk’s austerity, and later inspired a new generation of artists who basked in punk’s primitivism. Guthrie’s songs may not be an influence on Louisville’s Jaye Jayle, but his call for simplicity as a deliberate choice versus a matter of mere ability resonated with the veterans of Kentucky’s dark indie scene. Naming themselves Jaye Jayle as a pen name or a pseudonym to veer away from a traditional band moniker, the group sought to eliminate unnecessary variables and deconstruct their compositions down to their most concentrated essence. Jaye Jayle owe less to our nation’s roots music and more to peripheral rock bands that have taken the “less is more” attitude to its furthest reaches. Imagine Spacemen 3 without the saturated wall of distortion, or Neu! without the upbeat motorik pulse, or Lungfish without the shamanistic howls. But these reference points seem either too bombastic or too lush. Perhaps a nexus of The Troggs’ ham-fisted drumming, Angels of Light’s ominous twang, and Suicide’s swaths of negative space hits closer to the mark, but even that doesn’t do the band justice. Jaye Jayle’s debut album House Cricks and Other Excuses To Get Out is an exercise in tension and restraint, a tightrope act between singer-songwriter traditions and art rock experimentation, and an intersection of Southern cultural permutations and otherworldly sounds.

"About three years ago I started to write House Cricks. I didn't know I was writing an album. Twenty-seven songs and a few years later... Here is nine very focused excuses to make an album." - Jaye Jayle

credits

released October 1, 2016

Vocals and Guitar by Evan Patterson.
Synthesizers and Vocals by Jonathan Glen Wood.
Bass Guitar by Todd Cook.
Drums and Cymbals by Neal Argabright.

Additional Instrumentation:
2, 3, 4, 6, & 9 Electric Guitar by Matt Fox. 6 Violin by Anna Kripenstapel. 3 Percussion by Tim Barnes.

Recording and Mixing:
2, 3, 4, 6, & 9 Recorded by Kevin Ratterman at La La Land.
2, 3, 4, 6, & 9 Overdub Recordings and 3, 4, & 9 Mixed by Warren Gray at Graywaters Recordings.
2 & 6 Mixed by Dean Hurley at Asymmetrical Studio.
1, 5, 7, & 8 Recorded and Mixed by Jim Marlowe at Dracula's Casino.

Mastered by Carl Saff and Saff Mastering.

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