Jade Hairpins – Harmony Avenue [Streaming]

Today is the release of Jade Hairpin‘s debut album called Harmony Avenue which is out on Merge Records and Arts & Crafts.
Jade Hairpin is the side project from Fucked Up‘s drummer Jonah Falco and songwriter/guitarist Mike Haliechuk.
They quietly came out when Fucked Up was promoting Dose Your Dreams in 2018.
Great album that is a mix of post-punk and nostalgia 80s synth-rock new-wave dancey music.

About the album:
Harmony Avenue is a collection of songs written and recorded in real time.
Pop foraging with analog acoustics and electronic landscaping.

As the project expanded, Falco took on frontman and main lyricist duties for the first time and built a live band based in his adopted hometown of London, England.
He describes the new record as “straddling the post-post-punk of something like New Order, Scritti Politti, and Orange Juice, with a primordial sense of humour and absurdity not unlike Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Television Personalities, or the Monks.”

Each Jade Hairpins song was conceived in studio, then edited and crafted to become Harmony Avenue.
Each vocal approach was different—first focusing on creating stories for character-based writing, and then on less absurd emotional/thoughtful/personal reflection.
The LP was originally conceived as a potential addendum to the universe of Dose Your Dreams, but the end result was more exciting than Falco and Haliechuk anticipated and deserved its own spotlight.

The themes of Harmony Avenue mostly focus on contradictory behavior and double entendres as well as regret and control, revelation, support, and complete absurdity.
Jade Hairpins are here to challenge, confound, and sparkle their way into listeners’ hearts and keep them coming back for more!
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