Published Dec 07, 2015A couple of years on from the release of his Repentance LP, Jordan Klassen is hurling another full-length our way. His Javelin touches down on February 19 via Nevado Music.
The indie-pop performer's latest was tracked at Tornillo, TX's Sonic Ranch studio, with Klassen performing the bulk of the instruments and handling all production duties. The 10 tracks are described in a press release as being "among the most confidently and imaginatively arranged Jordan Klassen has ever recorded."
On the lyric front, Javelin is said to have Klassen exploring his depression and his mother's battles with breast cancer. She is currently in remission.
Sonically, parts of the set are apparently in the same wheelhouse as Enya, whom Klassen apparently heard a lot of during his formative years.
"The record is a nod to the '90s new age music that I grew up with," he says. "My mom was really into Enya, and I wanted to explore some of those sounds in a very modern way. I wanted to really embrace ethereality."
Down below, you'll find the string-lifted first single, "Baby Moses," as well as the album's tracklisting and a clutch of overseas tour dates.
1. Glory B
3. No Salesman
4. Baby Moses
6. We Got Married
7. St Fraser
9. Light In The Evening
10. Smoking Too Long
01/14 Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh *
01/15 Dublin, Ireland - The Grand Social *
01/16 Belfast, Ireland - Empire Music Hall *
01/18 Cambridge, England - Junction 2 *
01/19 Norwich, England - Norwich Arts Centre *
01/20 York, England -The Duchess *
01/22 Glasgow, Scotland - Oran Mor *
01/23 Edinburgh, Scotland - Mash House *
01/24 Aberdeen, Scotland - The Lemon Tree *
01/26 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club *
01/27 Newcastle, England -The Cluny *
01/29 Liverpool, England - Arts Club *
01/30 Manchester, England -The Ruby Lounge *
01/31 Cardiff, England - The Globe *
02/02 Bristol, England - Thekla *
02/03 Brighton, England - Komedia *
02/04 London, England - Islington Assembly Hall *
02/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
02/08 Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
02/09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Ideal Bar
02/10 Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
02/12 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Ballroom
02/13 Norrkoping, Sweden - Where's the Music Festival
02/14 Malmo, Sweden - Malmo Live
02/16 Madrid, Spain - El Sol
02/18 Barcelona, Barts Club
02/19 Zaragoza, Spain - Las Armas
02/20 San Sebastian, Spain - Le Bukowski
02/29 Munich, Switzerland - Milla
03/01 Cologne, Germany - Studio 672
03/02 Hamburg, Germany - Kukuun
* with Lindi Ortega