Jets Can’t Land – You Can’t Linger On (75orLess Records)
On their debut EP, You Can’t Linger On, Jets Can’t Land shoots up a hefty dose of ’90s indie rock fueled by feedback and flannel. The opening, “A 70’s Photograph,” is like what would happen if Camper Van Beethoven and Pavement got drunk in a practice space in Olneyville and decided to cut an album. On “Wasted,” Jets Can’t Land remind me a little of ’90s grunge rockers Seaweed with the tune’s hammer drop chorus. “The Falling Star” sounds like a tune Love and Rockets would write, but covered by Built to Spill. My favorite tune of the bunch is the closing jam, “I Can’t Do That Dave,” because it is a precisely crafted mess of ragged glory. I’d recommend You Can’t Linger On for that crazy uncle still wearing flannel as well as anyone still searching for Crazy Horse-inspired indie guitar swing.
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EP Premiere: Providence’s Jets Can’t Land serve up a skilled power-pop punch
Discovering pure power-pop in Rhode Island is no easy task, but Providence rock and roll quartet Jets Can’t Land seem to have it down to a science on their new EP You Can’t Linger On. A sound that’s an amalgamation of tones reminiscent of Sloan, Big Star, and Cheap Trick, the foursome keep it real with tight hooks and groovy guitar solos. Songs about the apocalypse, sci-fi films, and the shit that hurts give a sense of hopeless romantic nerdiness shouting out to the closeted individuals who also want to take someone out on a date.
Frontman and guitarist Eric Paul Meier lyrically gives a bit of a Roy Orbison vibe, a grand mix of catchy choruses, pop and being genuine. Kyle Jackson (whom you may know from local indie rock band Six Star General) gives a jolt of energy on lead guitar; his solos really stand out throughout the entire EP. Keith Swist soothes on backing vocals along with keeping the rhythms in check while on drums in sync with bassist Michael Bilodeau. These guys bring their best artistic qualities out with each track on You Can’t Linger On, but still find a way to blend together as a cohesive unit. It sums up as heartfelt, bare bones rock that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Celebrating the new EP, which you can hear below via Vanyaland premiere, Jets Can’t Land are actually part of a quadruple album release show at The Parlour this Saturday. Outlaw In Peru will be releasing their self-titled debut; Everett Bros. Moving Company (fronted by former Blizzard of ’78 vocalist Paul Everett) will be bringing their album Moving Misfortune; and Feng Shui Police and their caffeinated EP Coffee With The Feng Shui Police will also be available as well. It’s all being put on by Warren-based label 75orLess Records. You can’t get more local than that.
Until the weekend arrives, stream You Can’t Linger On below and check out all the amazing music that’ll be at The Parlour this Saturday.
75OL-225 Jets Can’t Land – You Can’t Linger On
$7.00 S&H Included
$7.00 S&H Included
1. A 70’s Photograph
2. Digging Out
4. Another Day Gone By
5. The Falling Sky
6. I Can’t Do That Dave…
Indie rock, Noisy pop, Songs about the Apocalypse, Sci-Fi Movies, getting over sad shit that happened, and what not. Sonic Pop Goodness. Forged from leftover ’90s flannel, Pixies, GBV, Teenage Fan Club, and Built to Spill-influenced indie-rock with psycho-delicious guitar sonic-ness.
Michael Bilodeau – Bass
Kyle Jackson – Guitar
Eric Meier – Vocals, Guitar
Keith Swist – Drums, Vocals
Engineered by Jose. Recorded at Ubik Studios in The Bunker, February 2015.
Mastering by Kraig Jordan at Plan of A Boy
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with The Goddamn Draculas, Rumble Party, and Tony Jones & The Cretin 3
Free all day fundraiser featuring a crapload of bands from the 75orLess music label –
local beer breweries, kids activities…..grassy fields and hills….fresh air!
featuring performances by….
Bob Kendall Band
Jets Can’t Land
Six Star General
Matt Fraza Band
The Lincoln Tunnel
Jeff the Postman with Prescott Cronin
Burr’s Hill Park (across from the Warren Beach)
600 Water Street
Warren RI 02885
with Space Pony, Phantom Orchestra and No Plateau
North Main St
with The Buggies, Laika
with Karma Rocket, Jets Can’t Land, and Six Star General