Jones Street Station - "A Band with its Head (and Files) in the Cloud"
Jones Street Station recently found itself spread across the United States, with core members living in Brooklyn, LA, Boston, Chicago, and beyond. Rather than closing up shop, they decided to up the ante, pledging to write more music in a year than they had in the previous seven. Knowing this would take a musical collective, the band reached out to their friends and began planning "Perennials."
The project, which aims to write, arrange, record, mix, master, and release 52 songs in 52 weeks, will be created in studios across the country and collaboratively honed in the cloud, using Dropbox, Evernote, Google Hangouts, Ning, Network For Good, SoundCloud, and other tech partners to organize the effort. Proceeds collected during the marathon songwriting project will benefit 12 hand-picked charities personally important to the band.
Originally formed in Brooklyn in 2005, where the albums Overcome and In Verses were written, JSS has shared stages with acts such as Grace Potter and Ben Kweller. In 2010, the band scored the musical Twelve Ophelias and in recent years has written for several feature films, including Hello Lonesome and Who Cares About Kelsey? In 2011, Jones Street collaborated with Danny Pudi, of NBC's Community, to create a video for the band's single 'The Understanding'. In 2012, JSS performed regularly with The GIRLS, a vocal trio which includes Alison Brie, of Community and Mad Men.
Of all the bands Brooklyn has produced in recent years, rarely has the borough birthed an Americana-rock love child like Jones Street Station. But this isn't just Appalachia-on-the-Hudson—the band is just as fond of rockstar timbres and synths as it is mandolin, banjo licks and harmonica. We're not the first to liken them to a little band called Wilco, and we'd humbly submit the folk/pop stylings of The Avett Brothers and the jamboree ethos of Akron/Family for comparison as well."
- Paste Magazine
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