CMJ Spotlight: Cassettes Won’t Listen

Cassettes Won’t Listen is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jason Drake. A partner and previous director of marketing for famed indie hip-hop record label, Definitive Jux, Jason relocated from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 2009 to record his latest solo record, EVINSPACEY. A follow up to his 2008 release, Small-Time Machine, CWL’s newest project is a synth/sample-driven record showcasing Jason’s contemplative and melodic vocals while experimenting with dark and otherworldly themes of travel, distance and despondency. Three years in the making, the title is a nod to his newly adopted hometown, his fascination with exploration, observations of broken hope within the city, and of course, those who sit on top.

Catch Cassettes Won’t Listen at CMJ (dates below) and take a listen to the recently released cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” (iTunes).

Cassettes Won’t Listen – Ordinary World (Duran Duran Cover) by Cassettes Won’t Listen

10/19 The Delancey 3pm

10/20 Googies Lounge (upstairs at The Living Room) 12am

10/21 Fontana’s 10pm

Watch “Runtime” Video

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