Jeremy Jay

Breaking The Ice (IPU126)

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The digital version of this single is available on Bandcamp.

“Breaking the Ice” is another candid single from Jeremy Jay. This single, another volume in our International Pop Underground series of 7” 45 rpm records, appeared on Slow Dance [KLP197] in the springtime of 2009. With shiny synths, noble guitars, and a strong will – it is another chance at romance.

The single also includes an alternate version of “Winter Wonder” with icy and unsettled synthesizers, and a sincere and effective cover of the innocent 50s song “Words of Love” by Buddy Holly.

Slow Dance uses crisp garage-rock and frigid post-punk as a backdrop for [a] romanticized pop fantasy … It’s the most weirdly mesmerizing in a series of promising singles, EPs and full-length releases [by Jeremy Jay].” - Pitchfork

Jeremy Jay has become one of the most oddly compelling pop songwriters of recent memory.” -XLR8R