Durand Jones & The Indications

Spune presents

Durand Jones & The Indications

Ginger Root

Tue, March 19, 2019

7:00 pm

Club Dada

Dallas, TX

$16 - $20

This event is all ages

Durand Jones & The Indications
Durand Jones & The Indications
pausing to clarify just how rural the part of Louisiana they’d be driving in was. “I remember that just being the most fun experience, when that song’d come on the radio, because he’d do that every single time. Soul music’s just always been present.”

Rhein explains that the Indications use their inspirations the same way hip-hop producers do, borrowing from the sampling mentality. Rhein and Frazer, along with bassist Houpt, all studied
audio engineering at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and Frazer credits that to how they craft the Indications’ sound: the ability to listen at a component level, to zero in on what
makes a record electrify the listener, and synthesize that with their own work.

As much as the diversion in taste is responsible for American Love Call, it’s where the Indications come together that’s just as vital to their songwriting. From a shared Dropbox the
band used to circulate music in 2012 to their current Indications Inspiration streaming playlist, that group-think mentality and collective brain trust is what makes the Indications work, with each song proving a collaborative process.

The resulting American Love Call is a record made the way the Indications dreamed it’d sound, a sprawling and limitless equation. Recorded at Brooklyn’s Studio G throughout a few sessions
last July and August, the focus here is on vocals as much as it is a newfound confidence in songwriting. The split leads between Jones’ husky howl and Frazer’s dulcet falsetto and a chorus
of backing vocals lend a dynamic punch to the sound, fleshed out by the elegance of strings and an ambition to prove and push themselves.

American Love Call may make sprawling strides both stylistically and sonically from its debut,
but thematically, the songwriting is a leap, too. Its title harkens back to “Creole Love Call,” a
1927 jazz standard popularized by Duke Ellington.

“We’re in a time when so many in this country romanticize the past - wishing to return to a place
of simplicity and former glory. But the reality of our history can be disillusioning,” Frazer explains. “For so many in America, the past represents violence, oppression, fear and
colonialism.”
“As America grows more diverse, we have the opportunity to form the strong, interwoven tapestry that we’ve long claimed. When we find a way to unite across our various movements and see the commonalities of our struggles, we can begin to push forward together. We can begin to see the threads connecting our goals as disparate rallying cries blends into a single song. An American Love Call.”
Venue Information:
Club Dada
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://dadadallas.com/