Jail Weddings

If they aren’t L.A.’s biggest band, Jail Weddings definitely have L.A.’s biggest sound — an eight-person-deep rock ‘n’ soul revue that feels like the Pogues as produced by Phil SpectorNick Cave fronting The Shangri-Las, or a soundtrack to a Hollywood-gone-Babylon left unloved and unexplored since the last notes of classic L.A. noir/lore: power-pop, early punk, West Coast psych, etc.

 
Their latest LP, Meltdown: A Declaration Of Unpopular Emotion (Neurotic Yell/Burger Records) is a roguish journey into the “dissection of the personal Apocalypse” – a teetering over-the-top rock ’n’ roll catharsis that the L.A. Weekly named “The #1 Album of 2013” (beating out Kanye West and Haim).

While bookended by two femme fatale back-up singers, in the front/back of this unholy Wrecking Crew is main mutant crooner/songwriter Gabriel Hart and drummer Dave Clifford, both longtime collaborators formerly of sordid noir punks The Starvations (GSL). Dave’s musical chair covers even further ground to pioneering post-hardcore act The VSS (GSL), Pleasure Forever (Sub Pop), and the cinematic instrumental doomsayers Red Sparowes (Neurot Recordings, Sargent House).

Meltdown — A Declaration of Unpopular Emotion is available on LP and download via Neurotic Yell Records on August 27th, 2013.

Jail Weddings is…
Gabriel Hart – vocals
Jada Wagensomer – backing vocals
Marianne Stewart – backing vocals
Kristina B – backing vocals
Hannah Blumenfeld – strings
Christopher Rager – guitar
Marty Sataman – keyboards
Morgan Hart Delaney – bass guitar
Dave Clifford – drums

Management: Clark Smith – Clark@Meriwetherartists.com

Website: http://jailweddings.tumblr.com
Bandcamp:  http://jailweddings.bandcamp.com