Jade Day
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Jade Day

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"Austin Chronicle - live review from '31 Nights'"

".....Jeff Buckley's ghost has invaded the Coloradoan's body, and he's screaming – alto growl to über-falsetto in one second. From Damien Rice to Jeremy Enigk, he hits every note." - Darcie Stevens, Austin Chronicle (September 10, 2004) - Darcie Stevens, Assoc. Music Editor, Austin Chronicle

"Press Release - Release of Of Waking..."

August 1st 2007


Austin, TX - - Austin based singer-songwriter Jade Day is set to release his latest work, Of Waking…– an album that is undeniable evidence of an artist evolved. Throwing off the trappings of youth, Jade steps forward with a collection of 10 new songs bent on breaking boyish idealism.

A CD release show has been set for Sunday, September 9th at 8pm at Ruta Maya, located at 3601 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX. Having just returned from a successful summer tour in support of the new album, with release shows in New York, Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Portland, Jade is ready to debut the album back home in Austin.

Returning to the virtues of acoustic music, Of Waking… emphasizes the direct relationship between voice and guitar. Jade’s greatest asset - his distinctive dynamic tenor that has been compared to Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley (Village Voice 8/05, Austin Chronicle 9/04) - is out front and center on this lighter, more concise album. Produced and engineered by Stephen Orsak (Suzanna Choffel), the album is both sparse and ornate at times, utilizing folk and chamber instruments such as mandolin, glockenspiel, double bass, and strings to create a timeless sound.

Thematically, Jade explains, “this album is about the process of enlightenment that we (may) experience over time…the letting go of youthful ideas of what life and love should be in favor of a broader understanding.” The first single, “Switchboard Fantasy,” takes a more playful approach, grappling with the ageless drama with lyrics like, “…and we run- circles around the sun- circles around the ones we love.” In a literal sense, the album’s title also refers to Jade’s songwriting process: a carefully kept morning ritual where musings stream from pure woken consciousness.

A Colorado native, Jade Day is currently based in Austin while continuing to make a name for himself nationally. He has released three albums to date and continues to forge the independent road to success. His music has been praised in the Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, and now Pop arenas, and his remarkable voice and songwriting appeal to an ever-widening audience.

Of Waking… is available for purchase at Waterloo Records; online at www.cdbaby.com/cd/jadeday2 ; and for download at all major digital retailers. - Olga Angelo, Manager

"Austin Chronicle Recomends CD Release"

Ruta Maya, Sunday, Sep 9

A haunted “Sounds of Silence” and sharp “Love Me Two Times” delivered chills early at Ruta Maya’s Summer of Love-in recently. Four decades later, the local songsmith’s Of Waking … stabs at Artie’s delicate drama much the same as Dublin’s Damien Rice, cuts on the order of “Switchboard Fantasy” and “Metronomes” birthed acoustic and come to life in Day’s bridge over troubled waters. – Raoul Hernandez - Raoul Hernandez

"Austin American-Statesman - CD/live review"

"....an intoxicating album, “Chimera,” from Jade Day, a Colorado-to-Austin transplant that sounds poetic without the schmaltz. Day’s structural subtleties are hypnotic, especially when they rise to full-throated climaxes. Keep an ear on them." - Michael Barnes, Arts & Entertainment Editor - Austin American-Statesman (January 18, 2006) - Michael Barnes, Arts & Enter. Editor

"Press Release - Release of Chimera"

October 13, 2005


Austin, TX – Jade Day, a transplant from Colorado, now Austin's best-kept secret and rising talent, released his full-length CD Chimera (pronounced Kie-mera) on Tuesday, October 11th. Jade will set out on a solo acoustic West coast tour beginning November 8th in Seattle at the Rendezvous in support of the album. Other dates scheduled are Portland (9th) at Imbibe, San Francisco (12th) at Coffee to the People, and Los Angeles (13th) at The Mint and (14th) at Genghis Cohen.

Recorded at Music Lane Studios (Austin) with engineer Andy Sharp (Kissinger) and mastering by Stephen Ceresia, Chimera embodies a very rich, live take of Jade’s repertoire of dark, soulful folk and alternative rock, produced by himself and Sharp. Since incorporating a full band last year (including guitarist Wayne Sutton (Sister 7), drummer Wayne Duncan, and bassist Taylor Day), Jade’s sound has developed into a creature with many heads. Previous acoustic titles “Little Life,” “Mena Patina,” “Blood Run Cold,” and “Stay” are brought to new life with the band’s improvisational synergy and complimentary diverse stylings. Newer songs such as “Mother’s Pain,” “Please, Please,” and “Cloth & Straw” showcase Jade’s versatility in dynamic songwriting and elevation in voice. The title Chimera (which translates to an organism with genetically different tissues) represents the blending process of all these different chemistries – whether it be old songs with the new, or the result of integrating styles of sound and musicians of different origin. Jade’s freshman effort at producing also allowed him to introduce to the world his true self, writing and arranging all original work in which he sings, plays guitar and organ on.

Songs from the EP version of Chimera (originally released in time for Jade’s SxSW showcase in March ‘05) were picked up by Redeye Distribution (2000, 2002 2003 & 2004 NARM Distributor of the Year) for international digital distribution and are available for download at all partner digital retailers (iTunes international, Napster international, MusicMatch, Real/Rhapsody, MusicNet (AOL, Virgin, FYE, Yahoo), MusicNow (Circuit City), MSN, Sony Connect, Loudeye (ATT Wireless, OD2, Starbucks), Audio Lunchbox, Emusic, Netmusic, Puretracks (Canada), and Downloadpunk).

“Please, Please” has already been featured on America’s top Triple A radio station, 107.1 KGSR in Austin. Chimera will be available at Austin’s Waterloo Records and Border’s, select national independent retailers, and through Jade’s website. For more information on Jade Day, the new album, links for downloads, and tour dates please visit www.jadeday.com or www.myspace.com/jadeday. - Julie Frost Management

"Austin Chronicle Reviews Of Waking..."

Of Waking...

Having stripped down the sound from 2005's Chimera, Jade Day's fourth release allows the Colorado native's swooning falsetto to carry his songs with a delicately passionate force. The emotive trill of this Austin singer-songwriter's voice soars with the grace of Jeff Buckley, yet Of Waking ..., also evokes Thom Yorke's tremulous pitch made more unsettling within the acoustic atmosphere. "I'm high on every doubt, pull me out," trembles Day on opener "Small Reality," setting a tone of uncertainty that matches his vocal quiver throughout. "Switchboard Fantasy" dials a swaying Latin rhythm for the album's best track, and Suzanna Choffel's harmony on "Little Lights" is beautifully disconsolate. The second half of the album steeps so heavily in the drama of Day's fluctuations that the songs become paradoxically draining, giving way to expressive moans on "Metronomes" and the conclusion to the exceptional Nick Drake-styled guitar of "The Well." Day's voice is so powerfully rich, it requires caution.

- Doug Freeman - Doug Freeman

"Village Voice - NYC Recommended live show"

".....ethereal falsettoes in a Jeff Buckley-Tom Yorke mode, floating toward the cloads before you can grab them..." - Chuck Eddy, Music Editor, Village Voice (August 11, 2005) - Village Voice


"Of Waking..." - LP, released 2007
"Chimera" - LP, released 2005
"Chimera" - EP, released 2005
"The Taste" - acoustic demo, released 2003
"In Absence or Abuse" - acoustic demo, released 2003



Jade Day (his given name) was raised in a small town on the high plains of Colorado. His family of working musicians nurtured his inborn love and propensity for the art. In college, Jade studied philosophy and theater while fronting the alternative rock band Penysol. After two solid years of playing shows in the Denver area, he uprooted to Austin, Texas to develop his singular sound: a blend of soulful folk and alternative rock that is amassing an army of true believers.

Two solo/acoustic demos quickly laid the foundation for a loyal local following. With this new support, Jade sought to form a group that would fully convey his artistic vision. The result was the album "Chimera”. Comparisons to such highly regarded artists as Jeff Buckley and Thom York (Austin Chronicle 9/04, Village Voice 8/05) were made in response to Jade's range of delicate falsettos escalating into powerful wails atop a landscape of haunting melodies.

On the road, Jade continues to gerate more recognition by showcasing at top festivals as SxSW (Austin), NxNE (Toronto), and the International Folk Alliance Conference. Tours from coast to coast at premier venues such as NYC's Living Room, L.A.'s The Mint, Boston's Johnny D's, and Denver's Quixote's helped broaden Jade's national profile. In between tours, Jade continues to write, record, and experiment with new players and concepts.

Jade's latest album, Of Waking… focuses on the direct relationship of voice and guitar. On this album, ornate instrumentation elevates Jade’s material beyond conventional genre distinctions. With his surplus of songwriting talent now being matched by his evolving abilities as a musician, arranger, and producer, it is truly fascinating to watch Jade Day unfold.

Olga Angelo
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