(U.S.) Jaye Jayle-No Trail and Other Unholy Paths LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Lo-Fi, Indie Rock

Label: Sargent House 
Tracks: 8
Length: 41.20'

Beginning as a flurry of 7” singles housed in bare-bones dust jackets, Jaye Jayle has evolved into a captivating persona alterna for the Louisville-based singer-guitarist Evan Patterson. Imbuing negative space with hallucinatory mantras, Patterson has embraced his strengths as a storyteller while trekking into thickets of unmarked sonic terrain. With his cohorts Todd Cook on bass, Neal Argabright on drums, and Corey Smith on auxiliary instrumentation, Jaye Jayle unfurls a tapestry of neo-folk economy, krautrock-esque repetition, skid row’s darkest blues, Midwestern indie rock’s nihilism, and Tangerine Dream’s analog oscillations.

Produced by Dean Hurley, David Lynch’s music supervisor of the last twelve years, No Trail And Other Unholy Paths has transcended the album format, elevating itself to a choose-your-own-adventure experience. Patterson notes that the album bears no specific beginning or ending—Side A and Side B are meant to be interchangeable. The album could open with the fluttering instrumental “No Trail,” or the slow burning synths of “As Soon As The Night,” even the spectral push-pull of “Marry Us,” featuring Emma Ruth Rundle’s spellbinding vocals. Regardless of track sequencing, No Trail And Other Unholy Paths is an album that drives its aural dimensions to the absolute threshold—and then some. (Press Note)

*Wow.  This is the latest solo album from Jaye Jayle, A.K.A. (Evan Patterson from Young Widows).  No Trail and Other Unholy Paths features eight tracks of dark, moody, and foreboding lo-fi indie rock that could easily be the sound track for a David Lynch or Cohen Brothers movie.  Seriously, No Trail and Other Unholy Paths makes for an awesome listen and definitely should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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