Influences: The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, My Bloody Valentine, Spiritualized, Doves, The Mamas and the Papas (or so they list)
These lads are providing free mp3s to all of their tracks on their official site. See links below. They list them as “VOLUNTARY PURCHASE OF FREE DOWNLOADS”. Download them and donate some cash!
Since forming Jets Overhead in 2003, this five-piece from Victoria, Canada has mesmerized crowds at home and abroad with their hypnotic take on trance rock. Having shared the stage with The Dandy Warhols, Broken Social Scene, The Stills, Sam Roberts, Stars, Our Lady Peace, Tegan and Sara, Powderfinger and 54*40, the self-managed band took time out of their touring schedule to record their first full-length, Bridges. The distinctive LP was produced by Neil Osborne, longtime singer from Canadian rock luminaries 54*40, in his first official production role beyond his own band’s duties. Bridges was released in Canada on Microgroove/Warner in April 2006, and reached a top 10 position on Canada’s national college radio charts while also becoming a staple on emerging alternative outlets such as XM and Sirius satellite radio. The band recently received the prestigious national honor of a Juno nomination (Canadian Grammy equivalent) for best new group. With the growing story in Canada, Bridges has now been licensed for release in Japan (Columbia), and the UK and Europe (Sweet Nothing/Cargo). Other international releases are pending.
The momentum of Bridges comes on the heels of the band’s debut self-titled EP, which landed Jets Overhead a spot on the 2003 Reach tour in Ireland and the UK, while garnering a #42 peak on the influential CMJ Core chart in the US. The group released two music videos from the EP, both of which received specialty play on The Wedge, the premiere alternative show on MuchMusic (Canada’s national video station). In September 2004, the video for “Sun Sun Sun” was voted one of the top 20 videos at Indie Music Video Award screenings in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle and New York.