The Gentle Party 'Jouska' Album Launch Party will be held at Academie Duello (412 W. Hastings) on Saturday, March 4th. Doors open at 8:30pm. Music begins with Gentle Party at 9pm, followed by a set by Moondle, and a dance party accompanied by tunes from DJ Ford Pier! Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.eventbrite.com and at the door.
To listen to Gentle Party's first single from Jouska, Trophies, check out www.facebook.com/gentleparty.
Gentle Party's first full length release, Jouska, pioneers a unique, expansive approach to chamber pop that speaks to the quartet's West Coast roots. The album features the hauntingly evocative voice of Jessicka layered on beds of luscious strings. The ensemble of multiple award-winning musicians, Meredith Bates, Shanto Acharia, and Elisa Thorn, on violin, cello, and harp, respectively, provides a strong and beautiful melodic, rhythmic, and textural foundation. The music conjures images of pandemonium and playfulness contrasted with stark heartbreak. All of this anchored in the virtuosity of the players. This stunning new release was produced by the incomparable Chris Gestrin.
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