Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another Canadian Export To Watch

There's been a lot of great music coming out of the Great White North over the last few years, and Jain Vain & The Dark Matter are the latest in that line. Jain Vain is the existential outlet for singer/songwriter/producer Jamie Fooks. Their debut album, Love Is Where The Smoke Is, due out in January 2008 on Rectangle Records, was recorded & produced in Fooks' basement. The record itself, a musical confessional of sorts, is an honest and sincere 10 song therapy session where Fooks' ethereal voice rises above layers of strings, synthesizers, & well placed guitar to create a very textured and mature sounding debut record. Though still in its infancy in many ways, the band has already opened for the likes of Cat Power and Tokyo Police Club, and more extensive touring is sure to follow. I am no prophet (and here's no greater matter), but as we come to the close of a year that saw many female artists and female led groups like Feist and Regina Spektor charge to the forefront of the indie music scene, 2008 shouldn't be all that different. Below is a track for your listening pleasure and check out the band's MySpace page to hear three more tracks. Lastly, keep a look out for the album; songs like "Moving Notes," "Last Chance For Romance," and "Oh Captain" round out an incredibly solid debut record.

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