Durand Jones & The Indications – “Witchoo” [Video]

Durand Jones & The Indications announce their new album, Private Space, out July 30th on Dead Oceans in association with Colemine Records, and a fall North American tour. Following the Indications’ 2019 Headphone Approved album, American Love Call, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds, boldly launching the band into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings.

Anchored by the high-low harmonies of Aaron Frazer (drums/vocals) and Durand Jones (vocals), and rounded out by Blake Rhein (guitar), Steve Okonski (keys), and Mike Montgomery (bass), The Indications are true masters at melding revival sounds with a modern attitude. The ten tracks across Private Space provide for both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020.

In conjunction with the album announcement, the band has shared Private Space’s lead single/video “Witchoo.” Reflective of the track’s vibrant, playful energy, the Weird Life-directed video features the five band members and close friends, transitioning from a live performance to an electric backstage soirée.

“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 Jones. Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. 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 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.

You can pre-order the album HERE.

Durand Jones & The Indications Tour Dates
(on sale this Friday at 10am local time)
Tue. Sept. 7 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Wed. Sep. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Fri. Sept. 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Sat. Sept. 11 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Mon. Sept. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Tue. Sept. 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Thu. Sept. 16 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
Fri. Sept. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
Mon. Sept. 20 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Wed. Sept. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Fri. Sept. 24 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Fest

Fire Note Staff

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