When JAN front woman Kim Talon sings "All Of These Igloos," she sounds like she might freeze to death. Her brittle voice, backed by uneasy guitar moves from delicate to strained to desperate: "Landfill me up, poor trash on me / Make a pile, camouflage, fill it in, use it up," she begs, yearning for oblivion.
As half of art-pop duo, Eagle and Talon, Kim enjoyed dance-y detours, but JAN is more interested in riot grrrl angst than uptempo grooves. It's a direction that absolutely works, with JAN and producer John Goodmanson (The Gossip, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney) refashioning '90s alt into a crystalline sound that could shatter at any moment. Be on the lookout for JAN's self-titled LP, out November 13.
"All Of These Igloos"
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