It’s been over a year since Edmonton-based art/space-pop band, Jesse and the Dandelions, released their last project, “True Blue“. But you’re about to get your way as the 5-piece is set to release a new album later this year and the first taste is Not Getting Your Way.
Led by Jesse Northey’s sprawling vocals and layered harmonies, thick with picturesque colours, Not Getting Your Way swirls and blooms, fragrant and melodious. With a slice of sapphire-inflected synths and hard-edged, textured guitars, the dreamy psychedelic space breaths with a compelling pop hook that begs for repeat listens.
Speaking on the song, Northey says:
“This is a track about people who have been handed everything, and how they respond when things don’t go as planned for them. It’s some sort of guitar-heavy crossover between Teenage Wasteland and songs from the first MGMT record. It feels really good to play live and is probably the most rock and roll song that the band has ever created. That being said, it’s still thick with vocal harmonies and all the other dreamy psychedelic elements that I’ve come to enjoy over the last few years.”
Get a taste of this and Jesse and the Dandelions forthcoming album, “Give Up The Gold”, at one – or all – of the following Toronto shows.
May 12th – Cameron House Backroom
May 21st – Horseshoe Tavern Local Night
May 31st – Dakota Tavern Going Away Extravaganza w/Baby Drayton