jj – “Let Go” Video

The Swedes behind jj, or their equally shadowy handlers, said they recorded the tropical beach-side harmonica jam “Let Go” (and Lil’ Wayne/Charles Manson-sampling non-jj nº 3 track “My Way“) while in Malaga trying to “have some gun, get some sun and 2 albums done.” The results? “Sweet winds of melodies pure and true.” Initially the black and white video set in a bland, sterile-looking room feels more stoic than all of that, but it’s what goes into the space that gives it emotional resonance. (And never has smoking seemed so “pure and true.”)

Smoke-free:

jj – “Let Go”

jj nº 3 is out 3/9 via Secretly Canadian. Remember to catch them with the xx, who canceled European dates due to the death of Romy Madley Croft’s father, but are apparently still doing their U.S. shows.

03/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon #
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
03/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle #
03/26 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival !
03/28 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue #
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
03/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
03/31 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
04/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise #
04/04 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre #
04/05 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center #
04/06 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theater #
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre #
04/12 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight Lounge #
04/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom #
04/14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #
04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex %

# w/ The xx
! w/ The xx, Nosaj Thing
% w/ Delorean

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