“When my then two-year-old daughter Gray first uttered the words “Loud” to describe the Sun’s brightness, I was given an anchor to ground what was then just a small batch of murky demo recordings.”
Minneapolis-based songwriter Andrew Jansen (Crimes, Dial-Up) introduces his new solo album with that simple, sunny epiphany. (((LOUD))) finds Jansen amid a two year spell in the Bay Area, settled into a jangly, reverb-heavy mode that’s as inviting as its J-card art (designed by Nathaniel). The tender, meandering “Gold Again” opens Side A:
The tape is out September 1st via MJ MJ Records. A few more tracks are available now, along with the pre-order, at bandcamp.