MP3 Jemo - Oaks With Rushes
JEMO is acoustic alternative rock in the vein of Ben Harper, Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Buckley... sincere, meaningful, groovy music.
6 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Acoustic, ROCK: Jam-band
After years in the scene, JEMO has become a complete and awesome live experience, fueled by the artistic talents, passions, and joys of Toronto musicians Jeff Dantowitz, James Bastable, and Micheal Beauclerc.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jeff Dantowitz incorporated his poems and experiments into the seven songs on the first JEMO album, released in 2001. It is currently in rotation on several radio stations in North America, and reached "heavy rotation" on two US college radio stations: WRSU in New Jersey, and WUEV in Indiana. After interviews and frequent play on CIUT and CJAM, JEMO''s first release earned respect as a consummate piece of indie experimentation.
Over the course of four years, playing intense and awesome live shows at legendary Toronto venues like Sneaky Dee''s, Holy Joe''s, and the Free Times Cafe, or on the streets of Ottawa''s WestFest, the JEMO reputation for passionate live shows became evermore exceeding. LABEL RECORDS recognized the talent and potential, and stepped into the picture in 2005. JEMO is now proud to work with the Canadian label to produce as much beautiful sound and meaningful music as possible.
After releasing "The Six-Fingered Salmagundi" in 2005, a live album recorded at Toronto''s Renaissance Cafe, Jeff Dantowitz went into the studio with bassist James Bastable (formerly The Daybreak/October) and Yamaha-sponsored drummer Michael Beauclerc. The result is "Oaks With Rushes"... JEMO''s most pleasing and accessible album to date.
In July 2006, JEMO will be touring Eastern Canada to support this new blend of exotic sounds and infectious rhythms. The album is already receiving comparisons to the pitch of Radiohead, Ben Harper, The Dave Matthews Band, David Gray, Jeff Buckley.
What is JEMO? JEMO is a mesmerizing blend of musical poetry, an aggressive acoustic alternative... Idolizing the glorious careers of bands like U2 and Pink Floyd, JEMO approaches the alternative rock genre with healthy abandon: pushing and pulling the boundaries of expression. Sincere, meaningful, groovy music: one true song after another.
Quotes about JEMO:
"Jemo is able to maintain the listener''s attention through sheer emotion and lyrics that are simultaneously personal and universal... Whether soft finger-picking as in ''Hamsterboy'' or rendering ballads through a sleepy legato haze, as in ''Antiseptic,'' Jemo''s distinct melodies are reflected in both his dexterous guitar playing and his animated singing, a rare feat unless you''re the late great Jeff Buckley or David Gray... A commercial breakthrough is only a major chord away. Stay tuned to Jemo."
Minor 7th Magazine (USA)
"Jemo is full of very deep truths and emotions which can be delved into only after you get past the power of the music... The first time I saw jemo perform I cried, astonished by the intense emotion of his music."
Drown Soda Magazine (Canada)
"I loved the first jemo album a lot, especially the juxtaposition between singer-songwriter and noise/electronic elements... Great dynamics."
Camera Obscura Records (Australia)
"Jemo is unbelievable... mind-blowing."
The Euphoria (Canada)
"The music is dark and very emotional - perfect for any crowd."
Seahorse Music Inc. (Canada)
Referring to the first album: "An awesome experiment in the one-man-band genre."
URY 1350AM (UK)
"The disc shows off Jemo''s musical versatility... One of my absolute favourites."
Friction Magazine (USA)
"Great Music! Awesome voice! Soulful and emotional! Love it! Keep it coming!"
Never More Than Less (Canada)