New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Stolen Jars are excited to announce their new album A Reminder, due out September
6th. A Reminder is the follow up to their sophomore LP Kept, which garnered praise from The Village Voice, Stereogum, and NPR Music
among others. On A Reminder, feelings never disappear - they refract, bounce back, return as part of a new whole. The same can be said of Stolen Jars, a band Cody Fitzgerald has guided through multiple permutations, from a high-school bedroom project in Montclair, NJ to a fixture of the Brooklyn indie rock scene. All while composing feature-length scores for The Rewrite (2014), Hard Sell (2016), and Disney's forthcoming Christmas movie Noelle.
In conjunction with the album announcement, Stolen Jars have also released "Winona", the debut single from A Reminder. "Winona, you won't be gone / light bounces back from everything" sings Cody Fitzgerald on the song. "'Winona' is about reconnecting with a close friend just as they have decided to move away," he explains. "The song celebrates that friendship, it's wistful, yet buoyant, because even though distance will inevitably change things, the singer knows the relationship is resilient and their connection will remain."
This fall, Stolen Jars will embark upon their first full tour of the United States. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Cody Fitzgerald, vocalist Sarah
Coffey, guitarist Peter
Enriquez, keyboardist Grant Meyer, and drummer Matt Marsico. Guitarist Elias-Spector Zabusky and drummer Isaiah
Hazzard will also be part of the touring ensemble. All upcoming tour dates, including a record release show at Brooklyn Bazaar on September
6th, may be found below.
A Reminder finds Stolen Jars deepening their arrangements, sharpening their lyrics, and expanding the band's palette with powerful vocal melodies from Sarah
Coffey. The album is a detailed meditation on love, loss, and healing, its songs reach deep into memory and return with striking nuance, in both lyrics and melody. "Winona" documents a mutation in a friendship that continues over distance, while "Interstate" laments a high school friendship grown apart. Fitzgerald's compositions have long been carefully structured and delicately composed, and on A Reminder he channels that energy more clearly than ever before, focusing on small moments of heightened feeling.
Throughout A Reminder, Fitzgerald swaps pronouns from "me" to "you" between the first and second choruses, breaking apart points of view. Coffey and Magda Bermudez lend vocal melodies across the record, bringing light out of the darkest corners of each song. Coffey sings co-lead on nearly every song, her voice cascading through each refrain, and Bermudez backs her and Fitzgerald up on "Oh West."
The record excels through the connection between Fitzgerald and his collaborators. Matt Marsico's virtuoso drumming carries the band to its most anthemic heights. Eli Crews (Tune-Yards, Deerhoof, Why?) the album's mixer and engineer, was involved from the onset of the project, helping shape the sonic palette of the record. Fitzgerald brings them all together in lush harmony on A Reminder.
Upcoming Tour Dates: (Additional Dates TBA in the coming weeks)
05 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
06 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar
07 - Boston, MA - The Farm
09 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
10 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall's Locker Room
11 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean (Downstairs)
12 - Madison, WI - Communication
14 - Kansas City, MO - The Rino
15 - Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
17 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Underground
19 - Spokane, WA - The Basement at Lucky You Lounge
20 - Seattle, WA - Belltown Yacht Club
21 - Portland, OR - No Fun
27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
28 - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
30 - Phoenix, AZ - The Trunk Space
01 - El Paso, TX - Love Buzz
03 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
05 - Dallas, TX - The Foundry
09 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
11 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong