Durand Jones & The Indications bring their Cruisin’ After Dark tour to Dolans Limerick on Monday September 26 to promote their new album ‘Private Space’ with special guests Oracle Sisters.
Anchored by a crate-digging sensibility and the high-low harmonies of Aaron Frazer and Durand Jones, Private Space shows The Indications’ mastery at melding revival sounds with a modern attitude.
In 2020, with live music temporarily out of the equation, The Indications were able to dive deep into recording their third LP. They carved out their own private space for creation and are now sharing it with you.
Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency – as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness.
From an Indiana basement (where the band recorded their 2016 self-titled debut LP as college students), The Indications have catapulted into the soul limelight and onto an international stage. Following their sophomore album American Love Call — a dreamy but pensive record of big string arrangements and sweet soul stylings — The Indications became revered by vintage music fans, the lowrider community and late-night television.
“At the end of the day, I just want people to close their eyes and forget where they are. Just the way a Stevie Wonder album does for me,” says Durand Jones.
Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space, Durand Jones & The Indications’ third album, unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It’s an organic, timeless record that’s as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favourite well-worn LP.
The Indications (Durand Jones – vocals, Aaron Frazer – drums/vocals, Blake Rhein – guitar, Steve Okonski – keys) are equally beloved for their energetic, joyous shows, dual lead singers and thoughtful songwriting.
Between production work, solo efforts and major sold-out shows, Durand Jones & The Indications continue on an unstoppable upswing.
“I think ‘Private Space’ is a more hopeful record than the last one,” Frazer says. “If ‘American Love Call’ was like heading into the storm… ‘Private Space’ feels like flying out of it.”
Jones agrees: “We felt like once we’d got out of the pandemic of sorts, people would want to come out and hear music, dance, be positive, love and embrace one another, and that’s definitely what we wanted to go for.”