Stolen Jars
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Stolen Jars

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Bob Boilen's Top 10 Discoveries From The 2015 CMJ Music Marathon"

This staccato pop band wavers between arpeggiated guitar and electronics and a lilting, almost South African-styled guitar band at times. It's that melody between two of its members — guitarist Cody Fitzgerald and singer Molly Grund — that keeps these six musicians from being more than just another joyous indie rock band. - NPR

"Stolen Jars shares new B-side track “Down to Dinner (B-side Version)” — listen"

When you think of the North East music scene, Brooklyn is the first thing that comes to mind. The borough has long had a thriving culture of artists, but to think it’s the only city putting out great music would be shortchanging the region. Just a few miles west lies the suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, where indie artists are creating their own community of blossoming music community.

On August 26th, Montclair will celebrate the sounds of their town with the first-ever Clearmountain Music Festival. Featuring acts like Pinegrove, Half Waif, Topaz Jonze, Shakai Mondai, and Cranes Are Flying, the event will benefit The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership to encourage other local artists to pick up their instruments. Coinciding with the fest will be the release of Clearmountain Compilation Vol. 1, a benefit collection featuring many of the artists playing the event, including indie pop outfit Stolen Jars.

As Stolen Jars, Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund combine intricately looping guitars with their own vibrant, dulcet vocals. Their contribution to the comp is a B-side from last summer’s sophomore release, Kept. Called “Down to Dinner”, the track is a tapestry of tightly woven melodies and math-y percussion. There’s a dreamy push-pull between free-flowing playfulness and something more somber as the chorus builds with harmonies of “It’s not like we’re getting any younger/ Sinking slowly in floors below us.”

“’Down to Dinner’ was originally written for our first album with my friend John-Elio Reitman,” Fitzgerald explains to Consequence of Sound. “When we put out ‘Kept’ as a single, we needed a B-side, so Molly and I decided to re-visit this song and update it to fit with the rest of the album. We’ve been playing this version live ever since. The song places the images of a dream or a kind of terrifying imaginary game beside the fear of getting older and leaving that kind of imagery behind.”

Listen below. - Consequence of Sound

"Stolen Jars Tell Their Story in "Waves""

One of my favorite discoveries at this year's CMJ Music Marathon in New York City was Stolen Jars. The band is the project of Cody Fitzgerald, Molly Grund and friends. They make music that at times has the stuttered feel of progressive rock, but with a gentler, lilting tone to its somewhat unusual time signatures and repetition.

The New Jersey based band has just made a video out of "Waves," my favorite song from its second album, Kept. When we asked Cody Fitzgerald about the song and the story line in the video he told me, "The video is about falling into and out of different memories. I wrote this song at a time when I was wondering whether I should let those moments pass by as waves of emotion or embrace them. So when the three of us (director and actor Irisa Xiong along with cameraman Jordan Beard) were making the video, we wanted to try and capture that wave-like feeling of falling into a memory and being unsure of whether or not that's where you should be." - NPR

"Stolen Jars – “Bright Red” (Stereogum Premiere)"

Stolen Jars have opened for Jessie J and St. Lucia, and they’ve even had a song featured in an Apple iPad commercial. Now it’s time for them to step into the foreground. “Bright Red” is the third single off of their upcoming album, Kept. It starts with a gentle trickling, like water dripping quick succession, then comes Molly Grund’s sweet, angelic voice. The twill of guitar, the rapping of the drumsticks, and the twinkling keys make for a shimmering texture that fits their whole extra-sweet aesthetic. Stolen Jars are mellow and atmospheric, like a never-ending bright blue sky with the occasional cotton candy cloud. Listen. - Stereogum

"Stolen Jars - "Waves""

One of those records that should quite easily have crossed boundaries and oceans to thrive on UK shores but, for reasons out of our control, sadly didn’t, the new LP from Stolen Jars remains one of 2015’s most mesmeric spurts of noodly, lovable guitar noise. Like math-rock imbued with a hearty dose of summer recline, the record sways with a captivating but ultimately impalpable sense of heart and magic. The vocals are attentive but restless, adding a sense of mild fervour to the yarns that Stolen Jar so delicately spin.

Released back in August ‘Kept‘ still feels like a meticulous beast, a radiant pick-me-up for those listless days that just need a small dose of magic to shake them up. Acting as a truly wondrous aside to this, the band recently unveiled a new video for the LP’s opening track, ‘Waves‘, and the five-minute clip is a magnificent creation in and of itself; a genuinely affecting accompaniment that further bolsters the work as one of our favourite tracks that this calendar year has sent our way.

The album is out now via all the usual outlets (links below) and you can watch the video right here: - Gold Flake Paint

"Fresh Licks - Stolen Jars and the Freshest of Breaths"

Carried on the kind of sprightly, wistful breeze that transported Vampire Weekend to the heady heights of the mainstream, ‘Kept‘ is the addictively vibrant new single from New York duo Stolen Jars (Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund) and there’s so much hidden magic here that we wouldn’t be surprised if we’re one day reflecting on it in the same way we do with Ezra Koenig and co’s initial dabblings.

Perhaps more refined than VW’s output, the band’s new track also hints at the more complex creations of Dirty Projectors et al, but perhaps its most encompassing attribute is the particularity of their work. Led by a twinkling guitar line and shifting percussive spine and bolstered by a dual set of vocals that provide the track with its beating heart, ‘Kept’ feels brilliantly unique; a fresh breath of a pop song in an often colourless, mundane world.

Seagreen Records release ‘Kept’ as a 7″ ahead of the bands self-released album later this Summer. Grab the most appetising of tasters below. - Gold Flake Paint


Still working on that hot first release.


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