Even before we knew anything about Jen Schande herself, we knew whatever it was like, we were going to post up a song titled I Really Like Sonic Youth and I Really Want to Have Sex With You. I mean, why wouldn’t you?
So, it is was a bonus to discover she first came to notice on the back of a split 7″ with The Cribs almost ten years ago and since then she has busied herself with her band Schande, played in former SF-based queer band Boyskout and has a transatlantic recording project This Is Thunder. Her latest release is 19 (Songs for and Inspired By Valencia Chapter 19) – a musical take on the gritty counter-culture memoir, Valencia, written by Michelle Tea. It is scheduled for a full vinyl and digital release towards the end of this year.
Her sound is steeped in 1990s indie rock with angular, chiming guitar lines over which her fragile vocals add a whole extra layer of vulnerability. Thankfully, the musicianship lives up to the promise of the title and it is an excellent example of the album as a whole.
Grab it, and another track, Nice Fez for yourself here.
Download Jen Schande – I Really Like Sonic Youth and I Really Want to Have Sex With You mp3 (from 19 (Songs for and Inspired By Valencia Chapter 19))
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