In The Black Box:
King Woman, Jaye Jayle
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Oathbreaker are a metallic hardcore/blackened hardcore band from Ghent, Belgium. After their formation in early 2008, Oathbreaker released a debut self-titled 7" EP on the British label Thirty Days Of Night Records. The release was well received by many worldwide and propelled the band to tour Europe. There they shared stages with Entombed, Amenra (whom they share a member with), Blacklisted, Trap Them, and more. They released their debut album "Mælstrøm" in 2011 through Deathwish Inc.. The follow-up Eros|Anteros, on Deathwish Inc. hit the stores on August 20th 2013.
Bay Area's King Woman is comprised of Kristina Esfandiari, Colin Gallagher, Joey Raygoza, and Peter Arensdorf.
Kristina Esfandiari originally formed King Woman back in 2009 as a solo project which later turned into a full band. Their debut EP "Doubt" touches on some heavy topics and allows Esfandiari's lyrical ingenuity to really shine; with nods to issues like religious abuse, the four resulting tracks are cathartic, brooding, and hypnotic. The record was recorded with Patrick Hills (Tera Melos, 7 Seconds, So Stressed) at Earth Tone in Sacramento, CA in 2015. The band wears their musical influence on their sleeve: "We love bands like Black Sabbath, OM, Neurosis and Jesu", said Kristina, and with her lush and dramatic vocals not unlike Mazzy Star, King Woman has created a sound all their own.
Since the release of "Doubt" King Woman have played shows with bands such as: Ceremony, Planning For Burial, A Place to Bury Strangers, Weekend, and True Widow, leaving audiences speechless and ravenous for more.
Their first full length album "Created in the Image of Suffering", recorded at Jack Shirley's Atomic Garden, is set to come out in 2016 as one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
Woodie Guthrie's famous quote became a mantra for young musicians who rallied around folk's austerity, and later inspired a new generation of artists who basked in punk's primitivism. Guthrie's songs may not be an influence on Louisville's Jaye Jayle, but his call for simplicity as a deliberate choice versus a matter of mere ability resonated with the veterans of Kentucky's dark indie scene. Naming themselves Jaye Jayle as a pen name or a pseudonym to veer away from a traditional band moniker, the group sought to eliminate unnecessary variables and deconstruct their compositions down to their most concentrated essence. Jaye Jayle owe less to our nation's roots music and more to peripheral rock bands that have taken the "less is more" attitude to its furthest reaches. Imagine Spacemen 3 without the saturated wall of distortion, or Neu! without the upbeat motorik pulse, or Lungfish without the shamanistic howls. But these reference points seem either too bombastic or too lush. Perhaps a nexus of The Troggs' ham-fisted drumming, Angels of Light's ominous twang, and Suicide's swaths of negative space hits closer to the mark, but even that doesn't do the band justice. Jaye Jayle's debut album House Cricks and Other Excuses To Get Out is an exercise in tension and restraint, a tightrope act between singer-songwriter traditions and art rock experimentation, and an intersection of Southern cultural permutations and otherworldly sounds.
"About three years ago I started to write House Cricks. I didn't know I was writing an album. Twenty-seven songs and a few years later... Here is nine very focused excuses to make an album." - Jaye Jayle