Durand Jones & The Indications
Amoeba Hollywood - March 26th @ 5:00pm
Durand Jones & The Indications visit Amoeba Hollywood for a live in-store show and album signing for American Love Call (out now on Dead Oceans/Colemine Records). Purchase your copy at Amoeba Hollywood to attend the post-show signing/meet the band.
Their March 26th and 27th shows at The Teragram are sold out, but you can still get tickets for their upcoming June 17th show at The Regent Theater.
"... immaculate vision of American soul. There simply isn’t a weak or even middling track, and the strongest can go toe to toe with the best of Al Green or Bobby Womack." - The Guardian
Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. Even with an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications’ sophomore LP, American Love Call, is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.
The Indications’ 2016 self-titled debut was the product of friends who met as students at Indiana University in Bloomington, In., recorded for $452.11, including a case of beer. American Love Call, the band’s sophomore LP is instead the record the Indications dreamed of making, fleshed out with strings, backing vocals, and a newfound confidence in songwriting.
Blending a slew of influences from years spent crate-digging, guitarist Blake Rhein says the Indications approach songs in the same way hip-hop producers do, as likely to pull inspiration from ‘70s folk-rock or classic R&B as they are Nas’ Illmatic.
“Did I expect to do this shit once I got out of college? Hell no,” Jones relays, laughing. “Totally not. But this is what God is telling me to do – move and groove. So I’m gonna stay in my lane.”