El Jezel
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El Jezel

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"a band on the rise"

While I've always dug their off-kilter bass heavy pseudo Sonic Youthish vibe - what they've evolved into - an off-kilter bass heavy very Sonic Youthish pop inspired vibe with stage presence to spare and then some was quite a pleasant surprise and made for a very enjoyable set indeed. Mos def a band on the rise and not to be missed - feel the love for yourself.
- www.jenyk.com

"they have fun"

El Jezel put on a great set. They impress me even more each time I see them. I think the thing that really impresses me about the band is their presence. They genuinely look like they want to be up on stage. They want to be playing their songs for anyone who will listen. They have fun. And because of that, I have fun each time.
- Underrated Magazine

"late night indie rock"

...the trio plays dark and melodic post-rock that is just as comfortable venturing into blissed-out shoegaze territory as it is just riffing it up and rocking out. El Jezel also features both male and female vocals that counter and complement each other very well. Consider it indie rock for late nights. - www.canyouseethesunset.com

"f'ing beautiful"

El Jezel, lovers of all things shoegazy and unbelievably fucking beautiful (it's also worth mentioning that they're one of the most impressive things our ears have found in all of New York City this year)...
- www.thecultureofme.com

"nice people"

I will note that it's odd to see such seemingly nice people play such intense music, but that's hardly a drawback. - www.merryswankster.com

"initial thoughts"

Believe it or not, my initial thoughts when listening to the first seconds of that track instantly directed my brain towards some of the later material from The Afghan Whigs, but those old memories quickly faded as the band's solid, and equally delightful, personality invaded our ears. Some of the other songs have a decided Yo La Tengo feel, especially when George takes on vocal duties... and that is not a bad thing by any stretch. - www.milkmilklemonade.com


Elements of Being Put Together- 2006
The Warm Frequency- 2008



El Jezel is a three-piece from Queens and they happen to be that rare breed of band who can treat you to a rollicking good time for three songs in a row only to entrance you with an ode to spaghetti westerns the next. Or, the other way around. Sometimes they pull off mindbending genre shifts like this mid-song. They'll go from shoegaze inspired glide to post-rock jam, and back again, leaving you going "hm, wow, what the...I like it!" Then, just when your senses are telling you "more, give more El Jezel" they pull out a cover song and end with "Michigan".