THE JEZABELS UNVEIL “PLEASURE DRIVE” REMIX BY ZERO PERCENT ON CLASH MUSIC
NEW ALBUM SYNTHIA OUT NOW
“The Jezabels specialize in a richly textured sort of rock/pop that blurs the lines between acoustic and electronic, atmospheric and active” —SPIN
“Aussie quartet The Jezabels gifted fans with a win-win last fall when they announced their coming third album.” — Harper’s Bazaar
“…never have they so powerfully informed their vision as on their stunning third album, Synthia.” — The Guardian *****
“…a strong return to form. It’s a dark, even menacing, record at times” — Rolling Stone
“The Jezebels lure listeners with intoxicating arrangements on their new Synthia.” — The Knoxville News-Sentinel
The Jezabels recently unveiled the official remix of their song “Pleasure Drive” by Zero Percent—the new project from Kim Moyes of multi-award winning duo The Presets and leading Australian DJ, Mike Callander—via CLASH Music. The remix is now available to hear/share via SoundCloud.
Of the remix, CLASH raves, “twitching, frisky disco music with a noir edge, this new version of ‘Pleasure Drive’ would work in a dimly lit, atmospheric club, while the subtle tones and intricate production makes for superb headphone listening.”
“Pleasure Drive” is from The Jezabels’ new album, Synthia, which is out now via MGM Distribution and can be purchased here. The single is currently enjoying airplay at various stations nationwide, including Minneapolis’ The Current, Nashville’s ALT 983 and Albany’s WEQX among others.
In addition to the radio success, the album also continues to receive widespread critical praise, The Guardian recently awarded it five stars raving, “Synthia is easily the band’s best record, thanks largely to Shannon’s dynamic lead. The album soars on her synths; the rubbery oscillating arpeggios that collapse into glassy shards on Come Alive, the squeaking churn that lifts Pleasure Drive, or any other of the album’s hook-drenched, key-led arrangements.” Additionally, Interview Magazine calls “Pleasure Drive” a, “gothic, disco hall anthem,” while Harper’s Bazzar selected the record as one of “10 Albums You Need To Listen To In February.” Additionally, Boing Boing raves, “The amazing animated video to The Jezabels’ ‘Come Alive’ features a swirly, timeless impasto style. All smoke and fire and light, every frame's literally a stark, beautiful painting,” while VICE’s The Creator’s Project simply calls the video “mesmerizing.”
Of the album and recording process, Hayley Mary notes, “This is a record we made ourselves, at our own behest…we just had a natural momentum. We were back in Sydney [from London] in January, got together to rehearse and wrote about four songs in a week.” She continues, “Previously I’ve shrouded myself a lot in mystery and the language of romanticism; played roles and stuff—which reflected some kind of truth about how I felt as a woman. Now I feel like I can be much more upfront…the truth about how it feels to be a woman has become a more prominent part of the general conversation in the last couple of years…these are exciting times. I think we’ve made an album that celebrates that.”
The band’s scheduled world tour was recently cancelled until further notice due to the health of keyboardist Heather Shannon. The band’s full statement can be read at: http://thejezabels.com.
Since the release of their breakout debut, Prisoner (2011), The Jezabels’ Sam Lockwood (guitar), Nik Kaloper (drums), Hayley Mary (vocals), and Heather Shannon (keys), continue to earn widespread praise for their “anthemic sound” (Relix). Their follow-up album, The Brink (2014), caught the attention of Rolling Stone, Esquire, Elle Magazine and more, for a sound that Noisey called, “a bold cut of emotive, epic-pop, hinged on Hayley’s sky-scaling Stevie Nicks-ian melodies.”
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