Similar to Alex G, Built to Spill and Elliot Smith, Jesse Paller aka "June Gloom" is set to release Fake Problems July 15th on Funeral Sounds Records.
About the record:
"During my last two years of college I felt myself building feelings of alienation from my peers. After graduation I finally had some time and space to channel this sentiment into an album. The album’s process reflects the emotional isolation of the songs - I recorded and mixed ‘Fake Problems’ almost completely on my own, at my house in Northeast DC, between recording projects for my other bands Tall Friend and Boon. I play drums in both of those bands so this album was a chance to seek a perfect guitar sound while exorcising some personal demons."
"'URL' — from June Gloom’s forthcoming album, Fake Problems — swells and dips, with enveloping guitars and Paller’s slightly bummed-out intonation. An L.A native, Paller felt drawn to the twang and reverb of surf music, but the musician puts his own moody spin on it. He calls his style “sad surf.” It’s about “being chill but also being sad,” he says with a laugh. While this song in particular was inspired by the band Speedy Ortiz, he credits another gloomy songwriter for helping him find his style: the late Elliott Smith."
- Alison Baitz June 23rd, 2016
Be sure to check out June Gloom at these upcoming shows!
6/24 - Washington, DC @ Kokomo w/ Heavy Petting, Foozle, Julian
7/17 - Brooklyn @ Silent Barn w/ Very Fresh, Cool Dad, Peaer
7/20 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd w/ Alex Calder, Freak Heat Wave