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"ALBUM REVIEW: “JAN” by JAN"

olo projects that sound like a fully formed post-grunge girl band? Color us listening. Kim Talon, formerly from Eagle and Talon, is releasing a self-titled debut album for her new project JAN. Named after a disturbed bartender in Los Angeles who Talon found fascinating, JAN is a riot-grrl descent into her psyche. She has created a rough and volatile sound, like
sandpaper drenched in honey.

Talon’s uneven vocals and heady garage band noise is a welcome respite after too many albums that sound either over-produced or consciously fuzzy. There’s something sonically ’90s about JAN’s combination of distortion, intimately raw lyrics, and half-smirk attitude. Maybe it helps that the producer is John Goodmanson whose other projects include Blonde Redhead, The Gossip, and Sleater-Kinney. “Winter’s Got My Coat” features a violin, but still focuses mainly on dirty guitar noises. The stand-out song on the album is “All Of These Igloos.” It’s more minimalistic and vulnerable, allowing Talon to emerge full-bodied from behind the foreboding noise.

JAN’s self-titled debut reminds us of The Raveonette‘s sensual melancholia, yet her soprano voice never allows it to become tiring or overwhelming. Instead of a wall of noise that crescendos and decrescendos into your earholes, it’s the inconsistencies and spaces in between that make this album distinctive. - The Owl Mag


"BUST Exclusive: World Premiere Of “Red Crust Ow” by JAN"

We’re super excited to share this awesome new song with you! JAN, the new solo project from Kim Talon of art-rock duo Eagle and Talon, is releasing her debut album, JAN, today, and BUST has a track just for you. “Red Crust Ow” is a riot grrrl-tinged rocker with plenty of fuzz to go around.

The album was produced by John Goodmanson, who has also produced Blonde Redhead, The Gossip, and Sleater-Kinney. As part of Eagle and Talon, Kim Talon has collaborated with Reggie Watts and toured with Sia and Obi Best. Needless to say, we're excited about her new project! For more info on JAN, click here – and don’t forget to listen to “Red Crust Ow” below.

- BUST Magazine


"This Is Our Jam Premieres: JAN, "All Of These Igloos""

When JAN front woman Kim Talon sings "All Of These Igloos," she sounds like she might freeze to death. Her brittle voice, backed by uneasy guitar moves from delicate to strained to desperate: "Landfill me up, poor trash on me / Make a pile, camouflage, fill it in, use it up," she begs, yearning for oblivion.

As half of art-pop duo, Eagle and Talon, Kim enjoyed dance-y detours, but JAN is more interested in riot grrrl angst than uptempo grooves. It's a direction that absolutely works, with JAN and producer John Goodmanson (The Gossip, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney) refashioning '90s alt into a crystalline sound that could shatter at any moment. Be on the lookout for JAN's self-titled LP, out November 13.
- Refinery 29


"JAN Premiere: “Work for the City” video"

JAN is the alter ego of Kim Talon of alt-rock duo Eagle & Talon (guess which half). Her self-titled début album is out on November 13th, but until then we're very excited to premiere the riot grrrl-esque lead track "Work for the City" here. Fans of that middle ground between melody and grunge will undoubtedly enjoy the song which will open the forthcoming LP. I warn you now the video is slightly NSFW and just a touch creepy. - Under The Radar Magazine


"Listen to JAN's "Work For The City" -- A PAPERMAG PREMIERE"

JAN, the new solo project from Kim Talon of Eagle and Talon, is gearing up for the release of a self-titled debut album out November 13th and in the meantime, PAPERMAG is excited to premiere the first single, "Work For The City." The track begins with Talon's ethereal, choral-like vocals before switching gears and heading in a shoegaze-y, grunge direction. Listen to it below. - Papermag


"Listen to JAN's "Work For The City" -- A PAPERMAG PREMIERE"

JAN, the new solo project from Kim Talon of Eagle and Talon, is gearing up for the release of a self-titled debut album out November 13th and in the meantime, PAPERMAG is excited to premiere the first single, "Work For The City." The track begins with Talon's ethereal, choral-like vocals before switching gears and heading in a shoegaze-y, grunge direction. Listen to it below. - Papermag


"JAN - How To Beast Premiere 'Free Download'"

Let's be honest with ourselves, here. Today is October 1st. People are buying mini pumpkins to decorate their homes. If you left the house this morning without a light jacket, you're probably a little chilly right now. Summer is over. But you know what? We're down with it. Fuck your "shimmering synths" and your "sun-soaked summer bangers." It's the time of year for crunching leaves and crunching guitars. Luckily, JAN, the new solo project from Kim Talon (one-half of art-rock duo Eagle and Talon), has us covered.

"How To Beast" is the new single off of JAN's forthcoming self-titled debut, and it has just enough noisy, riot grrl-flecked angst to make it the perfect soundtrack for stomping the shit out of some fallen foliage. Grab it below, and look out for JAN, due out November 13th. - Noisey Music by VICE


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