DENALI’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT (JT1073) LP/CD RELEASED TODAY

After much anticipation, DENALI‘s debut record is finally available. DENALI began in Richmond, VA in April of 2000 when Maura Davis approached her older brother (Engine Down singer/guitarist Keeley Davis) with the idea of fleshing out some songs. Followed shortly thereafter by Engine Down bandmate (and former Sleepytime Trio drummer) Jonathan Fuller and Cam DiNunzio (ex-Lazycain, Four Walls Falling) DENALI began crafting beautifully dark lullabies to sear the soul.

Since sharing the stage with bands such as The Faint, Pinback, Sparklehorse, Tristeza, Rainer Maria, The Lapse, the band caught the ears of Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous who actually ended up producing a couple songs while Alan Weatherhead, guitarist for Sparklehorse, engineered the entire album.

DENALI is celebrating the release of their debut with select dates in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.

Please consult the DENALI for current dates.

PEDRO THE LION "CONTROL" (JT1072) LP/CD RELEASED TODAY

The long-awaited Control has arrived! Control is PEDRO THE LION‘s third full-length album, which follows up 2000′s Winners Never Quit. Control is the loose, raw tale of a hyper-modern marriage gone wrong. Wrapped inside the song arrangements, more intricate and highly matured over previous recordings, fans will find Bazanâs trademark lyrical wrangling pushed even further to the side of heartache, cheating, misery and fear.

On the Bedhead-friendly album opener "Options", Bazan sets the stage, singing: "I could never divorce you, without a good reason, and though I may never have to, it’s good to have options". Later, on "Unoriginal", the biggest of the rock songs in the newly updated PEDRO THE LION catalog, a nasty betrayal is revealed and critics might finally be persuaded to stop labeling the band a quiet, folky outfit.

INTERNSHIPS FILLED

All Jade Tree internship positions for Summer 2002 have been filled at this time. If you are interested in applying for a Fall 2002 internship, we will be posting a news item for those openings in a few weeks. Until then, staye tune and get those resumes ready.

JADE TREE WELCOMES NEW EMPLOYEE

After a long, hard search, Jade Tree has finally filled its vacant Mail Order position with Northeast Philadelphia’s Charles Kaericher II. Charles joined Jade Tree late last week and his picture and all of his personal information will be added to the site soon. Check in with Charles and see what he’s got going on!

MY MORNING JACKET/SONGS: OHIA SPLIT CD OUT TODAY

Today marks the release of the My Morning Jacket/Songs: Ohia Split CD (JT1071), the third installment in our split CD series.

My Morning Jacket weighs in with three brand-new mini-epics (and a fourth "mystery" track) that showcase the band’s unique blend of country-tinged rock jams, which have been garnering the group critical acclaim and a cult following.

Songs: Ohia’s contribution is a stunning 10-minute opus, "Translation," that features a guest appearance by a certain "Prince" who goes sometimes by the name of Billy, as well as others who cannot be named!

As always, all tracks on Jade Tree’s split CD series are exclusive to the release, and are found nowhere else.