A SKY JET BLACK
(L) Hope Irish - synth, vocals
Tim-0 - bass, production, vocals
(R) Karasene - synth, vocals
A Sky Jet Black is a strikingly original pop-indie-electro act with a distinct nod to the new wave revivalism of 70s and 80s Manchester UK. With effervescent sound swells and glittering, sequenced beats, ASJB satiate the nostalgic romanticism of today without demur.
ASJB formed in January of 2010 as an electro-clash duo. After two months of songwriting and rehearsal, they performed their inaugural show - a SXSW house party thrown by the infamous Monstrosity House. Two years later and with additional band members, their sound has evolved into a mix of catchy beats, laconic lyricism, and songscapes you want to live in. A Sky Jet Black form a vibrant, exciting new voice in the modern music scene.
ASJB abide a subtle and sincere philosophy of Romantic Nihilism. This philosophy, conveyed in their lyrics and music and applied in their day-to-day lives, embraces the tragedy that we all perish and that the end is important in all things because having a final moment creates the chance to experience at least one instant of mesmerizing clarity and beauty transcending death.
“Love has no detail.”
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OVRLD.com, “Just Ask the Axis” Showcase Presented by Kindform | Review of A Sky Jet Black’s “Japanese Moon” & Band Profile - April 2, 2012
“Opening song “Be My,” for example, processes Weinstein’s vocals heavily and hides them back a bit in the mix to the point where her voice is more about inducing a certain atmosphere than about the poignant lyrics like, “Is this the real thing / Who cares anymore?” “Out to Sea” subsumes the 80s influences under sounds that more recall contemporary electro-rockers like Purity Ring. The poppy “Sunday” plays like a third-person, time-shifted version of the Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love.” Throughout Weinstein, despite the heavy modulation on her voice much of the time, proves herself a deft and original singer. The plodding “Kids” robs the second half of the record of some of its momentum, but the record ends on the likable “Honey,” only solidifying the talent of this group.”
Guthoerenistwichtig Music Blog (Germany) | Japanese Moon Profile - March 2012
“Hard, whipping electro sounds, dark voice samples, voices float full of reverb from the back corner of the room, beautiful duet, and make room for Soundtüfteleien guitar walls in the 80s.”
Oslo Indie Office | Selected Track: “By My” from Japanese Moon - April 2012
“Awesome opening track from their March 2012 release.”
Sexbeatlondon.com, “A Sky Jet Black - I Wanna Be Adored” | Track Feature - Feb 14, 2012
“Austin, TX-based band, A Sky Jet Black, have released this Gothic cover of the Stone Roses classic “I Wanna Be Adored”. This track will be on their Japanese Moon LP which is due out on tape and vinyl this Spring.”
Austin Independent Music | A Sky Jet Black Profile - September 7, 2011
“The brainchild and creative outlet of Tim Josserand and Kara Weinstein, A Sky Jet Black seldom disappoints wistful and romantic partialities while completely fulfilling any hopes of lo-fi electro pop synth waves and pulsing Manchester club beats. At any given performance you will find Tim fastidiously brooding over melodic bass lines, rich with chorus and 16th note delay, as he stands sullen toward backstage. He stays nearly hidden in the shadows of front-woman Kara and her construction of tube-driven drum machines, micro-synth, and melodica. Her longing, sometimes stern vocals amalgamate the sorrowful knot in your throat, and the excited movement of your feet, and bobbing head.”
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