Today, The Janutee have unveiled “Ishmael,” the second single off of their forthcoming record Anything coming out via Regime Music Group on July 14th. The release is accompanied by a stop-motion animated lyric video that can be viewed HERE.
The quirky, sing-a-long tune’s lyrics are based on author Daniel Quinn’s book, Ishmael, which is presented as a Socratic dialogue between a talking gorilla named Ishmael and an unnamed narrator. It challenges the notion that humans are exceptions to the laws of nature and entitled to exist above ideas and framework set for a sustainable planet. "The song speaks to the notion that we, as humans, are the “takers” and can only take so much before Mother Earth weeps," says drummer Scott Ferber.
Mirroring Quinn’s prose on the human condition, Anything, is The Jauntee’s most provocative and intellectual studio effort to date. Cultivated during the pandemic downtime, the band took their time meticulously crafting the album in their former rehearsal space in Longmont, Colorado, leaving ample room to explore overdubs and layers of vocal harmonies and percussion. In addition to polishing and refining every tune, Anything, will see the debut of six brand-new songs that have never been performed live, an element that the band is excited to present to their audience.
Comprised of Scott Ferber (drums & vocals), Caton Sollenberger (guitar & vocals), Tyler Adams (keyboards & vocals), and John Loland (bass), the band clocks in over one hundred shows a year and have earned a name for themselves to engage fans through nightly explorations in risk-taking and expansive setlists chock full of improvisational moments that embrace living in the element of the live performance setting. Like trailblazers of the scene who have imparted a culture of dedication and surprise, The Jauntee follow suit by garnering a fanbase who thoroughly analyze and passionately promote their music through word of mouth and grassroots efforts. Their dedication doesn’t go unnoticed as the band crafts every show as a well-rounded concoction of shared experiences, bust-outs, and refined improvisation giving their fans a reason to continue to come back and spread the word.
The band kicks off the summer with a run through the Pacific Northwest followed by appearances at Elevation Music Festival in Alma, CO, and sealing it in with an album release show at Cervantes’ Other Side in their current hometown of Denver, CO. Full dates can be found below:
5/18 - Nectar Lounge - Seattle, WA
5/19 - River City Saloon - Hood River, OR
5/20 - Blairally Vintage Arcade - Eugene, OR
5/21 - The Get Down - Portland, OR
7/1 - Elevation Music Festival - Alma, CO
8/19 - Cervantes’ Other Side Denver, CO * album release party
Tickets to the Cervantes’ album release party can be purchased HERE.
For more information and to learn more, visit thejauntee.com