Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Introducing...Jail Weddings

Jail Weddings (Los Angeles, CA)

I have to say I hadn't heard much about Jail Weddings before the band set up shop at The Echo this month for their Monday Night Free Residency. One things for sure - when I heard their music I was instantly starstruck.

It's so refreshing to find a truly original band in Los Angeles. The 10 piece project play a blend of vintage pop, 60s surf, doo-wop, and old timey tunes that completely bring you out of yourself and into simpler times. At the same time their tunes display a bit of edge and rock n' roll glam very reminiscent of the punk heyday with bands like The Cramps and The Screamers leading the charge. There's something almost defiant about the sound - which I find soooo incredible appealing.

You can pick up Jail Weddings 7" Vinyl Single (Y'all KNOW how much I stinkin' love vinyl)  at shows or online at

Also head over to and read a detailed interview with the band and download their Residency Mixtape. The mix has everything from John Coltrane to the Screamers. Pretty bad ass.

The lineup for next week's residency night at The Echo is especially stellar with The Moon Upstairs, Thee Makeout Party, and Weave! all performing.

[MP3] Jail Weddings - Somebody Lonely

VIDEO: Jail Weddings * The Impossible*

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