That’s a heady combination that’s well worth investigating. The band, a nine-piece Los Angeles crew, comes complete with a worldview, courtesy of leader Gabriel Hart.
“I wanted to start a band that blurred the lines of fantasy and reality, that collectively lived the lyrics, a band that would end up being a lifestyle all its own and turn the lives of the members into a goddamn musical, even if we were the only ones that knew it,” Hart says in press bio.
“Crying Girl” is an excellent step toward that goal. The 7-minute tune starts with simple chords on an organ and adds Hart’s vampy, reverb-soaked voice, then expands into a full-on cabaret-soul tune stacked high with guitars, bass, strings and a lot of wringing drama. T
The song is from Jail Weddings’ new EP, “Four Future Standards,” which follows the band’s 2010 debut, “Love is Lawless.”
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Jail Weddings, “(There’s Nothing Worse in the World Than a) Crying Girl”