- Record Label
- Dead Oceans
About this item
In 2012 Durand Jones left his small-town in Louisiana, alto saxophone in tow, for the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. “Being a singer was never part of the plan,” Jones admits. But soon enough he found his way in front of a rowdy rock-n-roll band belting out a rambunctious rendition of “Dock Of The Bay,” to a basement full of drunken undergrads. That rowdy band unfolded into The Indications which includes founding members Aaron Frazer (drums, lead vocals) and Blake Rhein (guitar).
Inspired by a handful of dusty and obscure 45s bearing names like The Ethics, Brothers of Soul and The Icemen, The Indications set out to make a record steeped in heavy drums, blown-out vocals, and deep grooves. Gathered around a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder and a case of Miller HighLife, the group spent their Sunday evenings recording into the early hours of the morning. The result is their modern soul masterpiece Durand Jones & The Indications (Dead Oceans/Colemine Records).
With comparisons from Charles Bradley, Lee Fields to Al Green, this young band are now at the forefront of 60’s soul revival. Their sweaty, fiery live shows have earned them a reputation for giving it their all each night which can be witnessed on Durand Jones & The Indications Live Vol. 1. Available for the first time on limited translucent blue vinyl, the album includes tracks from their debut and deep cut soul covers fans have become accustomed
1. I Can’t Do Without You [Live From Bloomington, IN]
2. Make A Change [Live From Bloomington, IN]
3. Can’t Keep My Cool [Live From Bloomington, IN]
4. Groovy Babe [Live From Bloomington, IN]
5. Should I Take You Home [Live From Bloomington, IN]
6. Dedicated To You [Live From Boston, MA]
7. Now I’m Gone [Live From Boston, MA]
8. Is It Any Wonder? [Live From Boston, MA]
9. Smile [Live From Boston, MA]
10. Giving Up [Live From Boston, MA]