Saturday, 12 February 2011

Jail Weddings Launch Video Series

Los Angeles' garage-punk revision of 60s chamber pop, Jail Weddings has launched an endeavor as ambitious as the 10-piece band's size. Starting with the release of the video for "I Thought You Were Someone I Knew", Jail Weddings will release new videos for each of the 13 songs on their recent album, Love Is Lawless.The debauched clip was directed by Kyle Safieh, edited by Ryan Andrus and, seemingly, nearly derailed by an enthusiastic crowd of extras.

Love Is Lawless takes the pleading, wide-eyed romance of 60's pop-vocal idealist tantrums to subterranean levels never previously seen from this genre. A shadow has been cast over the fleeting Utopia of modern love, where we still wear such out of date traditions as marriage and monogamy like shackles on a chain gang. Who better to have cast this shadow then Jail Weddings - a soul-stricken modern day Wall Of Sound rock and roll behemoth, comprised of ten grown men and women who at least have the guts to admit they have still have the emotional stability of an eternally wounded teenager.

Fronted by Gabriel Hart, Jail Weddings is often described as "Nick Cave fronting The Shangri-Las." The band has carefully crafted these 13 songs over a three year period, released October 2010 on the still skidding heels of two sold out singles and 2009's critically acclaimed EP Inconvenient Dreams.

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