Jane Thatcher | Poundin A Hearbeat

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Poundin A Hearbeat

by Jane Thatcher

Folk Rock / Indie / Rock
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Unfurl
4:18 album only
2. Not Like You
4:32 album only
3. Honesty and Honor
3:35 album only
4. San Juan Creek
3:45 album only
5. The Keeper
4:34 album only
6. Pirates
4:43 album only
7. Lighthouse
4:05 album only
8. Broken Toys
3:53 album only
9. Better
4:25 album only
10. Good Reasons
4:40 album only
11. Price I Pay
4:07 album only
12. Edward
3:29 album only
13. The Fold
4:12 album only
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Album Notes
five months of blood sweat and tears culminates with this lady's break through album "Poundin a Heartbeat"



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Jarod Facknitz

Jane Thatcher Poundin A Heartbeat
Jane Thatcher - Poundin a Heartbeat

It’s hard to pin down Jane Thatcher‘s voice, as it seems to be so many things. Deep, earnest, full of attack, and consistently confrontational, it reminds one of Siouxie Sioux if she’d had soul and sung lead in the church choir. Thatcher’s latest release, “Poundin A Heartbeat,” is a rare submission into the Chicago music scene.

The songs, while full of gloss and polish, give the impression they were recorded before the ink was dry- all the enthusiasm and newness of a fresh song intact. It's a difficult (sometimes impossible) thing to accomplish in the studio, which stresses Thatcher’s dedication to the material. There’s a certain urgency you don’t often find. The propulsive “Unfurl,” kicks things off with an anthemic blast, while “Honesty and Honor” comes strapped to a force so big it could be a contemporary version of Phil Spector’s wall of sound. The whole album is pretty massive, in fact; doling out gospel piano, soaring violins, pounding drums, and electric guitar solos to create the kind of driving dynamics we’ve grown to associate with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Thatcher’s ballads are no less extreme, as she summons such forceful intensity from her pipes that it’s a wonder her voice can sustain itself after a single take.

“Poundin A Heartbeat” explores some mellower territory toward its midsection, managing to handle the shift without losing steam. Indeed, how could we keep up with 13 tracks of such magnitude? It’s easy, in fact, with the lush production and Thatcher’s eccentricities, to lose sight of what she’s driving at on a comprehensive scale. Funny thing is, it doesn’t matter. One can sit back and enjoy the ride, making up their own story as they go along. Subsequent listens will reveal hints at lost innocence, and a desperation to experience life’s vitality. It’s all an airtight package; glued together with strong musicianship, infectious melodies, and a sound that’s impossible to ignore.