Jason McCue
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Jason McCue

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Alternative


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"Meet singer-songwriter Jason McCue and listen to his new EP"

When you first listen to Jason McCue’s shy, wispy songs, you wouldn’t think he’s done his time in a rock band.

When you listen again, however, his experience definitely shines through, along with his influences. McCue’s four-track EP, EPs for Elephants, borrows from quiet strummers Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley – especially on the tracks “Blank Ending” and “Relativity,” which paint a picture of a lonely midnight practice session by an open window. But you can also hear traces of bigger acts like Queen, Modest Mouse, and the Beatles. The first track, “Skiffle no. 2,” is full of boppy folk-based melodies and soaring harmonies.

“Rubber Soul was what made me want to make music in the first place,” McCue says. His track “Come to Me” can be seen as a fresh take on the airy acoustic sound that the Beatles pioneered.

Hailing from West Chester, PA, McCue spent a few years playing in an alternative rock band called WET. His band, with the help of other local musicians, cultivated a small basement music scene in West Chester that has expanded greatly in the past few years.

WET temporarily dissolved after two of McCue’s bandmates moved to Seattle, so he altered his style to make up for the lack of musicians.

“I started writing music more along the lines of alt-folk and acoustic,” he says.

EPs for Elephants is his first solo release since WET, and it’s a preview of what will come on his debut album, due out in June. He’ll perform June 6th at Fergie’s Pub and is in the process of booking an east coast tour for June. You can find much more of his work on his Soundcloud. - The Key - Nick Tate

"Late Night Listen: Jason McCue "Come to Me""

Tonight’s gorgeous late night listen comes from West Philadelphian dreamboat Jason McCue.

Originally from West Chester, the singer-songwriter wrote, performed, and recorded his new EP EPs for Elephants himself.

Jason McCue has a couple of shows coming up in the Philadelphia including Melodies Cafe in Ardmore Friday April 24th at 8PM, The Tin Angel May 8th, and North Star Bar May 14th!

Listen to “Come To Me” below and make sure to keep up with him by liking him on Facebook and following him on Soundcloud! - My Life In Sound - Cher



Born out of Philadelphia PA, Jason McCue has been doing his best to share his alternative folk music with anyone who will listen. In June 2015, he came out with his first album The Grotesque, and since then has been riding the Philadelphia Folk/Underground scene along with the Seattle songwriter scene with all his might. His performances are upbeat, energetic, and all around entertaining, earning him the title of Best Performer in the October Philly Rising competition at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. He loves penguins, grilled cheese sandwiches, Liam Neeson, and good-hearted people. 

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