AUDIO: First Listen - Jacco Gardner's 'The Ballad Of Little Jane'
24-year old Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner announces a run of US tour dates, including appearances at SXSW, bringing the music from his upcoming LP, Cabinet of Curiosities, to the States. Plus, Pitchfork premiered "The Ballad of Little Jane," the first track from Cabinet of Curiosities - out via Trouble in Mind on February 12. Listen to the track below!
Playing guitar, bass, drums, harpsichord, percussion and keyboards on the recordings, Gardner creates an entire cascading psychedelic world and will bringing that world to the States in March.
Jacco Gardner US Tour Dates
March 1 - Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT
March 2 - Death By Audio - Brooklyn, NY
March 3 - Middle East - Boston, MA
March 6 - Golden West - Baltimore, MD
March 7 - The Pinhook - Durham, NC
March 8 - Savannah Stopover Festival - Savannah, GA
March 10 - The EARL - Atlanta, GA
March 12 - March 17 - SXSW
March 18 - The Bishop - Bloomington, IN
March 19 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
March 20 - Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH
March 21 - Garden Bowl - Detroit, MI
March 23 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Earlier this year Jacco Gardner released a double dose of hits for Trouble in Mind on the "Where Will You Go" 7". "Where Will You Go"'s opening guitar strums fade into view before lurching into a dreamy baroque-pop groover, with lush melodies cascading over a driving drum beat, conjuring images of Syd jamming with Revolver-era Beatles. "Summer's Game" chimes in with Jacco crooning like a young Colin Blunstone over a lilting harpsichord that unfolds into a heavenly psychedelic pop gem - shimmering right there on your turntable. Mining the past can be tricky business, but on Cabinet of Curiosities Gardner maneuvers his way around the trapping by not simply aping his influences, but by creating a unique and stirring new voice in modern psychedelic pop music.
Jacco Gardner Website: www.troubleinmindrecs.com