Durand Jones and the Indications

Live + signing

Friday, 18th January 2019

Rough Trade East

Doors 6:00pm
On-stage 7:00pm
Signing after show
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Durand Jones and the Indications will be live in-store at Rough Trade East to perform tracks from new album 'American Love Call', released 1st March 2019 on Dead Oceans.

Pre-order the Album/ wristband to gain entry to this in-store at Rough Trade East on 18th January, and we will have a free 7" single ready for you to collect on the night.

Then we will have the CD or LP Album waiting for you to collect from Rough Trade East on release day, 1st March.

Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. Even with an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications’ sophomore LP, American Love Call, is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.

The Indications’ 2016 self-titled debut was the product of friends who met as students at Indiana University in Bloomington, In., recorded for $452.11, including a case of beer. American Love Call, the band’s sophomore LP is instead the record the Indications dreamed of making, fleshed out with strings, backing vocals, and a newfound confidence in songwriting.

Blending a slew of influences from years spent crate-digging, guitarist Blake Rhein says the Indications approach songs in the same way hip-hop producers do, as likely to pull inspiration from ‘70s folk-rock or classic R&B as they are Nas’ Illmatic.

“Did I expect to do this shit once I got out of college? Hell no,” Jones relays, laughing. “Totally not. But this is what God is telling me to do – move and groove. So I’m gonna stay in my lane.”