Dear Jane, I...

Dear Jane, I...

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“The band show an even understanding of power pop, emo, and hardcore, letting all their influences meld into one as they shift seamlessly from gentle spoken word over jazzy guitar interplay to shouted cries over pounding drums and powerfully driving bass.” Sam Sutherland, Exclaim Magazine.

Biography

Since forming in December 2002, Dear Jane, I... have emerged at the top of a thriving Toronto indie/punk rock scene with a shocking new concept – writing good songs. They bring to the game a new noise, not quite punk, not quite emo, but appealing to fans across the board. Their sound is a far cry from the whiny 16-year old anthems that currently saturate the modern rock scene. Sounding more like a Jimmy Eat World on amphetamines, Dear Jane, I... rely on technical, catchy structures, and a moving lyrical narrative that doesn't sound like it was regurgitated from everything currently being played on the radio. They draw comparisons to influences as diversely different as The Cure and Refused. Seemingly, everyone who listens to Dear Jane, I... takes away something different from the experience, but the one unifying element is always passion.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Dear Jane, I...'s membership proudly crosses boundaries of age, ethnicity, gender and musical influence. The line up is Jeremy Dove on vocals, James Wells and Kat Lucas on guitars, Mark Cohene on bass, and Neil Uppal on drums.

Dear Jane, I... have been busy. They've gigged relentlessly, sharing stages with the likes of Alexisonfire, Armor For Sleep, Death From Above 1979, Silverstein, and The Black Maria to name a few. In May of 2004, they released their debut EP, "Don't Know How to Begin", to acclaim from critics and fans alike, and have watched their following and reputation steadily grow ever since. In March of 2005 they played the Myspace Acoustic Stage of the Taste of Chaos show at Arrow Hall in Toronto, which featured The Used, My Chemical Romance, Underoath, A Static Lullaby and many more. In November of 2005, they released their first independently produced music video for their song 'Stayed Up All Night', which remains in rotation on MuchLOUD and MusiquePlus. In April of 2006, they released their debut full length through Verona Records, entitled "Hope This Reaches You In Time", recorded at Silo Recording Studios with producer Julius Butty (Alexisonfire, Protest The Hero), and landed a spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart in Canada for their first week of sales. In August of 2006, they made their Warped Tour debut as they joined the SmartPunk stage for the Montreal stop of the Vans Warped Tour '06.

Lyrics

Stayed Up All Night

Written By: Dear Jane, I...

Another night falls on disappointment
Hoping to feel what I’ve become incapable of
Her breathing is silent, but her dreams are filled with crashes
She flinches, she flinches

And I am not who I promised I’d become
I am not who I promised
I am not who I promised I’d become
I am not who I promised

I am the steam that escapes a knife wound in an alleyway on a cold January night,
I am those words left unspoken that you will never again have the chance to say,
I am the little engine that should and would if I thought I could,
The dividing line between what we wanted and what we got,
Blurry and immovable and not open to anymore discussion

And I am not who I promised I’d become
I am not who I promised
I am not who I promised I’d become
I am not who I promised

Her breathing is silent, but her dreams are filled with crashes
She flinches, she flinches
Her breathing is silent, but her dreams are filled with crashes
She flinches, she flinches

And I am not who I promised I’d become
I am not who I promised
I am not who I promised I’d become (who I promised I’d become)
I am not who I promised

I am not who I promised I’d become (who I promised I’d become)
I am not who I promised
I am not who I promised I’d become (who I promised I’d become)
I am not who I promised

I’m sorry

Wish Black Wishes

Written By: Dear Jane, I...

Please let me stay a moment longer,
And take this conversation farther
Past the point where we can say
It's all innocent.
I want to celebrate this aching
And every promise that we're breaking
Let's pretend that wrong is right
And offer no defence.

Whispered wishes, black black wishes,
That threaten to come true
A paper thickness, between commitment
And things we should not do

Whispered wishes, black black wishes,
That threaten to come true
The razor's kiss is, it makes no difference
To wish I never met you.

I'm like a wilted rose's petal falling
'Cause your eyes, your hair, your words haunt me
The will to fight, is not as strong as
The scent of her tonight
My heart pumps a black admission
Of black secrets and black ambitions
And what they don't know, will surely kill them
It's such small sacrifice.

Whispered wishes, black black wishes,
That threaten to come true
A paper thickness, between commitment
And things we should not do

Whispered wishes, black black wishes,
That threaten to come true
The razor's kiss is, it makes no difference
To wish I never met you.

Discography

Singles:
'Wish Black Wishes' from "Hope This Reaches You In Time" (2006)
'Stayed Up All Night' from "Don't Know How To Begin" EP (2004)

CDs:
"Hope This Reaches You In Time" (2006)
"Don't Know How To Begin" EP (2004)

Streamed tracks can be heard in the "Audio" section or at www.purevolume.com/dearjanei

Set List

Total Songs: 7
Approximate Set Time: 35 Minutes