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Durand Jones & The Indications

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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.”

Tour Dates

07/05/2022
Toronto (OH) - Budweiser Stage

07/07/2022
Brooklyn (NY) - Brooklyn Made

07/09/2022
Marshfield (MA) - Levitate Music and Arts Fest

07/23/2022
Newport (RI) - Newport Folk Festival

07/29/2022
Floyd (VA) - Floyd Fest

08/06/2022
Saint Charles (IA) - Hinterland Music Festival

08/12/2022
San Jose (CA) - San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

08/14/2022
Los Angeles (CA) - Hollywood Bowl

08/27/2022
Port Townsend (WA) - Thing Festival

09/01/2022
Salisbury (UK) - End of the Road Festival

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