JANE DOE ENSEMBLE – THE CORRUPTION OF WHAT CHEER? LP

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Liberation music! Jane Doe Ensemble are a trio from Brooklyn, this is their debut LP. Their songs are urgent and strange: they feel like storms, they feel like vows, they feel like incantations. The horizonless possibility of postpunk is a cornerstone here, but with some sense of alternate timeline? Think of the questions that Lora Logic or Paul Haig or Einar ├śrn were asking themselves in the early 80s, like HOW DO I SPEAK TO THE MASSIVE UPHEAVAL IN MY LIFE or HOW DO WE MAKE EVERYONE IN THE ROOM FEEL WELCOME? or WILL MY HEART EVER STOP BREAKING? but instead of looking to disco or tension, the cut crystal of the dancefloor, Jane Doe Ensemble look to homemade music, work songs, lullabies: the close music that accompanies everyday life. In the hands and voices of Jane Doe Ensemble, these patina-ed, sore throated and wistful ways of making song are stitched to the breathless insistence of punk, creating a restless and cozy new way of answering these unanswerable questions.