Mom + Pop is pleased to announce the signing of anthemic Australian quartet The Jezabels. The band’s debut full-length, Prisoner, will be released digitally 11/ 8th, with a physical release to follow in early 2012. To celebrate the announcement, The Jezabels gave our friends at Nylon a first look at their new video for “Trycolour”, directed by Sam Kristofski. Watch the dark clip here.
The band will embark on a slew of dates in support of the album’s release on 11/ 8th. The tour with Hey Rosetta kicks off at The Echo in Los Angeles, and hits several cities on either side of North America into late 11/, including a headlining gig at Mercury Lounge in NYC. A full list of dates is below.
Recorded at Sydney’s Attic Studios with producer Lachlan Mitchell and mixed by Peter Katis, Prisoner is a collection of soaring, sunkissed rock and goth-tinged pop. Since its Australian release in mid-September, The Jezabels have all but demolished Oz. In a matter of weeks, the band has sold out every show it has played Down Under, debuted at #2 on the Aussie charts (held off only by worldwide phenomenon Adele), and won a pair of AIR awards. All in a day’s work.
Originally founded by Byron-bred singer Hayley Mary and keyboardist Heather Shannon, the band truly found its legs with the 2006 addition of guitarist Sam Lockwood and drummer Nik Kapoler. Like the three EPs that came before it (2009’s The Man Is Dead and She’s So Hard and 2010’s Dark Storm), Prisoner calls to mind the theatrics of Siouxsie-indebted post-punk and Kate Bush melodrama, never losing site of the outsized, stadium-ready streak that runs through its fifteen tracks.
02 Endless Summer
03 Long Highway
06 City Girl
07 Nobody Nowhere
10 Deep Wide Ocean
11 Peace Of Mind
13 Catch Me
14 Hurt Me (Bonus Track)
15 Easy To Love (Bonus Track)
11/ 8 – Echo Los Angeles, CA^
11/ 9 – The Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA^
11/ 11 – The Crocodile Seattle, WA^
11/ 12 – Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC, Canada^
11/ 14 – MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, AB, Canada^
11/ 15 – Myer Horowitz Theatre Edmonton, AB, Canada^
11/ 17 – The Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB, Canada^
11/ 18 – 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN^
11/ 19 – Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL^
11/ 21 – Mercury Lounge New York, NY, USA*
11/ 23 – Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada^
11/ 24 – Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada^
11/ 25 – Bronson Centre Ottawa, ON, Canada^
11/ 26 – Corona Theatre Montreal, QC, Canada^
^ w/ Hey Rosetta
* Jezabels headline show