British four-piece Adult Jazz release their incredible debut album entitled Gist Is today.
ADULT JAZZ * Gist Is (Spare Thought)
Today Adult Jazz release Gist Is, one of the most anticipated and compelling debuts of 2014, via their own label Spare Thought. Though the band just released their single “Springful/Am Gone” earlier this year, the band have already played festivals and sold out shows in the UK, been asked to open for tUnE-yArDs in London, and have established themselves as a “band to watch” by the likes of NPR, Stereogum, The FADER, Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Pigeons and Planes, The Guardian, NME, The 405 and more. Through nine tracks and 51 minutes, Gist Is is a voyage that’s startling, mesmerizing and magical from start to finish, taking a labyrinthian, fragmented pop-not-pop path, through breath-taking detours, incorporating songs within songs, but very light on its feet and as playful as it is cerebral. PRESS HERE to listen to Gist Is now via NPR First Listen, PRESS HERE to order a CD or vinyl, and PRESS HERE to purchase the album on iTunes.
Praise for Adult Jazz + Gist Is:
“If you’re not a fan of this band already you will become a fan of this band…I think this a record people are going to be talking about at the end of the year.” – Robin Hilton, NPR’s All Songs Considered
“Band To Watch” – Stereogum
“The quartet were that rarest of artists—appearing from nowhere with a cohesive, fully realized set of songs…their first full length, Gist Is, a collection of unclassifiable, brittle pop that’s probably one of the most unique and special records you’ll hear this year.“ – Noisey
“A beguiling beauty . . . feels committed to its own sparseness, experimentally building each counterintuitively catchy groove from as few sonic elements as possible.” –The FADER
“[Adult Jazz] pull from genres far and wide — there’s a touch of folk, a smattering of blues, a hint of rock, and more, in their imaginative and multi-textured brand of pop music. To slap a label on the quartet is not only a musical injustice of sorts, but takes away from the fun, adventure-like experience of actually listening to their music.” – Consequence of Sound