By Hannah Simon | September 17th, 2011
When the bassist from Oberhofer emailed me about a new indie project, Jeane, I got excited, mostly because I was impressed with Oberhofer’s latest single.
Jeane is a new band, started by New Yorker Paul Dally “as an attempt to confront the canon of popular music within and beyond its own limitations,” says Dylan Treleven, who helped out with keyboards and producing on their new EP. Besides Paul, the two other members include Kyle Jacques (drummer) and Quinn Lewington (bassist), who went to high school with Molly and Mike from Widowspeak.
Their Hidden House EP is an experiment in popular genre exploration. The four tracks have a strong beat and distant, echoing vocals. What I enjoyed most about Jeane was their lo-fi vibe (especially on featured track “Lion”) — it adds an element of chaos, but without being hectic; the tracks are still very well produced. You can tell that they probably have to put very little effort in to sound effortless. That’s what I call talent.