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Jeanines Don't Wait For A Sign

22nd April 2022

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LP - Light Blue Vinyl

Now they’re back with “Don’t Wait For A Sign,” and it’s a real gem. With the band now divided geographically and touched by the isolation and uncertainty of the pandemic, Jeanines’ new album is deeper and a bit darker than their debut. The
folk infuences feel more pronounced, at times recalling early Fairport Convention or Vashti Bunyan as much as indiepop touchstones like Dear Nora, The Aislers Set, and the many bands of Pam Berry. The thirteen songs on “Don’t Wait For A
Sign” show a band in total mastery of their idiom’a brilliantly compelling blend of timeless infuences illuminated by distinctive songwriting and sharp lyrics. The arrangements are always on point, full of interesting transitions and modulations but never fussy or in the way of the songs themselves. Alicia Jeanine’s vocals really take fight here, richer and more confdent, and often layered in harmony.

Second albums can be tricky, but but with “Don’t Wait For A Sign’ Jeanines ably manage to build on their terrifc debut with well- honed songwriting, singular melodies, and unerringly sympathetic production. Pressed on Light Blue Color Vinyl.

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