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Jessica Long & The New Kind

Rock / Indie / Folk Rock

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Jessica Long & The New Kind’s captivating songs, incredible vocals, and unique style create a refreshing new alternative sound that finds its roots in vintage rock and indie folk.

Based out of Durham, North Carolina, Jessica Long & The New Kind is comprised of Michael Bare (bass), Calin Nanney (lead guitar), Drew Walstrum (drums), Tim Fremd (guitar), and Jessica Long (vocals, rhythm guitar, keys).

Jessica’s debut album, Painted (released Feb 2011), produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Smiley, features a selection of Jessica’s compositions that showcase her exceptional song-crafting skills.  Originally designed as a backing band to support Painted, the band quickly grew into Jessica Long & The New Kind, and has been touring nationally ever since.

A fusion of Jessica’s songwriting skills and gorgeous vocals, along with the outstanding musicality of the band, Jessica Long & The New Kind has developed a fresh new sound emerging on the scene.  The Independent Weekly describes them as “possessing a voice that tempers charming twang with powerful resonance, and a sound that pairs mainstream rock muscle with the glitzy overtones of Nashville.” The Pinhook illustrates Jessica Long & The New Kind as “gorgeous vocals steeped in folk rock tradition meets the clever, dangerously catchy wordplay and hooks of indie bands like New Pornographers and Broken Social Scene.”

Jessica Long & The New Kind is currently touring the U.S. in support of their new EP Geography, produced by Phoenix-based producer Jonathan Russo, to be released April 2012.