Jesse Welles will be performing at The Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday, June 22nd. He is touring in support of his debut "Red Trees & White Trashes" EP. Supporting acts The Sluts, plus Scruffy & The Janitors will be there. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the music goes from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Visit HERE for the event details on Facebook. Continue on below to visit the artists online and to check out their music. Follow on for the latest on Welles.
- Welles: (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Genre: Dirge, Rock, Alternative
- The Sluts: (Lawrence, KS)
Genre: Garage, Rock, Grunge, Pop
- Scruffy & The Janitors: (St. Joseph, MO)
Genre: Garage Rock
"Wells is already writing hooks that any of his heroes would envy...The sound on this album is huge, putting Welles in the same league as the smart bands reviving rock's mainstream.... "Red Trees and White Trashes" has the heft and complexity to likely earn a few Grammy nominations.”- NPR
WELLES arrives with debut LP,
"Red Trees and White Trashes"
premiering via NPR's First Listen
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN/DOWNLOAD
+ available via 300 Entertainment
+ praise from Pigeons and Planes, NYLON, Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine and more
+ "Seventeen" music video out now
Following the critically acclaimed debut ‘Codeine EP’, which received support from Nylon, Consequence of Sound and Paste in the US, to name a few, the album premiered as an NPR First Listen, who - aside from eluding to the album as worthy of Grammy nominations, noted that "the sound on the album is huge," and that, "at only 23, Wells is already writing hooks that any of his heroes would envy."
From the opening moments of the record, the first thing you notice as a listener is Jesse's voice. At once totally unique and jarringly emotive, it demonstrates that Jesse understands that the best singers wield their instrument with stealth. Being able to unleash as much emotion from a quiet murmur as a wild howl is intrinsic to Welles’ output. He’ll tell you that he responds most profoundly to “road-weary” singers like David Bowie, John Lennon, and early Bob Dylan. He recalls drawing instant inspiration from Kurt Cobain when first hearing Nirvana’s “Lithium” in middle school “I heard this American just barely getting through the lyrics and I was like ‘OK. This is cool. I can do this.’
With his new album, "White and Red Trashes", Welles is continuing where the rock greats before him left off. From the slow-burning lead single, "Seventeen", to the energetic "Rock n Roll", his debut LP is a collection of psychedelic tracks brimming with an emotive, small town restlessness.
The bulk of “Red Trees and White Trashes”, was written whilst Jesse was living in a communal art compound in the college town of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Friends of varying artistic disciplines all shared an apartment building they dubbed “Space Mountain.” “Some of us worked on bicycles, some of us were doing painting and art,” he explains. “It was our own little Andy Warhol experiment. It was crazy.”
With the album complete, Welles now wants to play as many shows as possible. Having already supported Royal Blood, Great Van Fleet and played major festivals like ACL, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and more - Welles now bring their incredible live show to audiences across the country with Rival Sons, as well as performing at Shaky Knees fest this summer.
“MATTER OF FACT ROCK THAT FITS ALONGSIDE THE EARLY WORKS OF BOB DYLAN AND THE FLAMING LIPS… A MODERN CLASSIC” - NYLON
“RAW, HUMAN, AND POWERFUL” - PIGEONS & PLANES
“WARPED, PSYCHEDELIC GUITARS” - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Stream the LP, "Red Trees and White Trashes"
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