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Tranquilizer!

by Remember Jones

A new studio EP of psychedelic soul pop from bombastic frontman Remember Jones and his double-digit band, produced by Andrija Tokic at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN.
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1. Tranquilizer
3:11 album only
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2. The Stormy Suite
6:11 album only
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3. You Got That Somethin'
3:16 album only
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4. Don't Put Me on Hold
3:29 album only
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5. Why Don't They Cry?
5:26 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Combining a rich, multi-faceted throwback soul vibe, deep grooves, bold brassy arrangements, powerful storytelling and explosive theatricality, Remember Jones leads the top selling band in New Jersey, playing large theatres (1000-1500 capacity and earning critical praise perfectly summed up by Live For Live Music: “Fiercely passionate frontman…one for the ages…holds the audience in the palm of his hand…” Since forming his band several years ago, Jones has mastered the art of creating intimacy with his audiences while fronting huge ensembles of 12, 15, 20 and up to 25 members (12 for his recent road dates in Chicago, Nashville and Cleveland.)

Eager to share his multi-faceted artistry and the massive power of his band with those who haven’t yet immersed in the live experience, Jones found a clever way to record their debut album in 2016. “We’re a unique band where the LIVE show is an exciting experience, and I thought the best way to capture that was to make our debut album live,” he says. “We recorded Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones! In front of a studio audience, many of whose 500 members were contributors to our Indiegogo campaign that raised the $19,000 we needed to make it.” For the album, Jones collaborated with many friends who are also incredible singer/songwriters (onetime Styx member Glen Burtnick, David Bazan, Marcy Playground) and included several band generated originals. “I’ve always considered myself a storyteller before a singer and we wanted to show that off on the album.”

The singer’s aim for the five new tracks on his highly anticipated follow up EP Tranquilizer! was to maintain the same dynamic live feeling even though it is the band’s first official studio project. They recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville with its owner and operator Andrija Tokic as producer; Tokic has worked with everyone from Alabama Shakes to Hurray For the Riff Raff and Langhorne Slim. Jones is a co-writer on all songs except for the high octane title track, which was penned by Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Van Hunt. True to Jones’ organic, old school approach, the EP was recorded analog with 15 musicians comp, all completely to tape – no computers, no autotune, nothing digital. The other tracks on Tranquilizer! include the torchy, brass fired ballad “The Stormy Suite,” the punchy, toe-tappin’ R&B/dance number “You Got That Somethin’” and the sensual, stripped down ballad “Why Don’t They Cry.”

When Remember Jones isn’t showcasing the band’s original material, he’s headlining revival events where he re-imagines and recreates two classic albums from different eras. He performs the entire Amy Winehouse album Back to Black with an orchestra of 15-25 and Joe Cocker’s epic live set Mad Dogs & Englishmen with a 20-piece band. Jones is also the first performer to present and sing R. Kelly’s rap opera Trapped in the Closet live with a 20-piece orchestra. His work with Grammy nominated guitar legend and songwriter Gary Lucas has resulted in an upcoming project featuring recordings of unreleased Jeff Buckley material, following a successful string of dates recreating the late artist’s entire Grace album last summer (Lucas co-wrote “Grace” and “Mojo Pin”).

The title of Jones’ Tranquilizer! presents an interesting irony because the word is so often associated with a drug that keeps people calm. The singer explains, “We are all about feeling, authenticity, taking you away from where you currently are and putting you in a new place. Music is healing and everything from a good lyric to a good beat can take you to a place you desire. Therefore, Tranquilizer!”

Produced by Andrija Tokic at The Bomb Shelter
© 2017 A Jones to Remember, ASCAP
Ⓟ 2017 Remember Jones
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
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