Durand Jones & The Indications | DELUXE VERSION OF THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT ON MARCH 16

VIA DEAD OCEANS / COLEMINE RECORDS

VIDEO FOR “SMILE” DEBUTS TODAY 

HEADLINING U.S. AND EUROPE TOURS WILL INCLUDE PERFORMANCES AT BONNAROO, SXSW, THE GREAT ESCAPE AND BOTTLEROCK

Photo credit: Horatio Baltz

 

Emerging Indiana-based band Durand Jones & The Indications’ deluxe version of their acclaimed self-titled debut album will be released on March 16 via Dead Oceans / Colemine Records. The album, which was originally released in 2016, received praise from The Philadelphia Inquirer, who called it, “Smartly restrained music steeped in the Deep South” and Paste, who said, “With a tingling rasp that screams James Brown and coos Otis Redding, Jones simply has to be heard to be believed on these vintage R&B pleas.” Detroit Metro Times furthered, “Modern soul that pulls with as much power as Lee Fields and Charles Bradley.”

 

Of their debut, the band reflects, “Three years ago we spent every Sunday in our basement with a 4-track tape machine and a goal: record an album inspired by not only the ubiquitous titans of soul music but also the should-have-beens and the never-weres. With that modest target in mind, we released the record and booked one show marking the occasion. The reception we saw was both humbling and invigorating, and what started as a recording project, became a touring unit with larger aspirations.”

The deluxe version of the album will contain a digital version of Durand Jones and The Indications Live Vol. 1. Additionally, an exclusive Dead Oceans / Colemine Records pre-order will include the LP, CD, digital deluxe version and bonus 7” that features covers of 1967’s “Put A Smile On Your Face” by E.J. and the Echoes and 1970’s Penny & the Quarters classic, “You And Me.” Fans can pre-order the record here: http://bit.ly/2G8DHCu

Additionally, the bands video for “Smile” debuts today—watch/share it here: http://bit.ly/2DwjViy

In support of the release, the band will extensively tour the U.S. and Europe, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris and Amsterdam as well as performances at Bonnaroo, SXSW, The Great Escape and BottleRock. Tickets for the U.S. tour are on sale now, European tour are on sale tomorrow and can be purchased at durandjonesandtheindications.com. See below for complete details.

A native of rural Hillaryville, Louisiana Durand Jones was a self-composed childhood “introvert” brought out of his shell when his grandmother gifted him an alto saxophone, which he played all the way through a BA in general music education from South Eastern Louisiana University and on up to post-grad study at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Once in Bloomington, Jones joined and toured with the all-sax Kinari Quartet, performing complex chamber music and winning international awards in the process. 

Initially, Jones was recruited to write and arrange horn parts for the IU Soul Revue but when the act fell short of singers, he was asked to step up to the mic. Fronting the Revue also brought him into contact with The Indications’ drummer / vocalist Aaron Frazer and guitarist Blake Rhein. With the addition of bassist Kyle Houpt, the group began writing and recording on a trusty TASCAM 4-track. Four years performing together onstage had schooled the musicians to play live and loud while the immersion in classic soul taught Jones, Frazer and Rhein the craft of songwriting and arranging.

 

DURAND JONES AND THE INDICATIONS LIVE 

March 12-18—Austin, TX—SXSW

March 19—San Antonio, TX—Paper Tiger

March 22—Santa Fe, NM—Santa Fe Brewing Company

March 23 —Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar

March 24—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar

March 27—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour

March 29—San Francisco, CA—The Independent 

March 30—Visalia, CA—Cellar Door

March 31—Santa Cruz, CA—The Catalyst Atrium

April 2—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge

April 3—Seattle, WA—Barboza

April 5—Boise, ID—The Olympic

April 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room

April 7—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge

April 8—Kansas City, MO—recordBar

April 9—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel

April 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry

April 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency

April 13—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall

April 14—Detroit, MI—Underground @ DIME

April 15—Columbus, OH—The Basement

April 17—Indianapolis, IN—The Hi-Fi

April 18—Cincinnati, OH—Woodward

April 19—Nashville, TN—The Basement East

April 20—Birmingham, AL—WorkPlay

April 21—Atlanta, GA—Sweetwater 420 Festival

April 23—Carrboro, NC—Cat's Cradle - Back Room

April 24—Asheville, NC—The Mothlight

April 25—Baltimore, MD—Ottobar

April 26—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live - Upstairs

April 27—New York, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 28—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall

May 3—Stockholm, Sweden—Debaser Strand

May 4—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumperhuset

May 7—Berlin, Germany—Privatclub

May 8—Cologne, Germany—Blue Shell

May 10—Amsterdam, Holland—Paradiso upstairs

May 11—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club

May 12—Paris, France—Les Etoiles

May 14—Glasgow, Scotland—Stereo

May 15—Manchester, UK— Gullivers

May 16—London, UK—The Waiting Room
May 17-19—Brighton, UK—The Great Escape

May 27—Napa, CA—BottleRock 

July 7—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo

 

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