Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jonquil - Mexico (Live Acoustic on Big Ugly Yellow Couch)

Feels Like: Vampire Weekend, Reptar, Chad Valley

Jonquil is an up and coming group from across the pond, Oxford, England to be exact. I came across this acoustic session, heard the live brass, and I felt the need to share. They have that distinct upbeat poppy feel nailed to a tee.  While doing some research on the band I came across the band's interesting self described flow chart of their musical journey:

"recorded an album in our bedrooms -> released an album -> played a few shows -> recorded another album in a deserted house -> toured all over europe -> built a studio -> built another studio -> went to america -> recorded an album in a proper studio"

That, ladies and gentlemen, is straight talk. Grab an ear and listen up.