The Jazz June – They Love Those Who Make the Music / The Boom, the Motion, and the Music

The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music / The Boom, the Motion, and the Music

One of my favorite band names, and an excellent band. They play midwestern-style emo in the vein of The Promise Ring and The Get Up Kids. They Love Those is their first full-length album, and it’s not a slick-produced wonder. It’s rough at the edges, but it’s an excellent album. It’s longer than their second effort, and each of the three guitars is clear. It’s rocking stuff, laden with hooks and raw emo rock sounds.
The Boom is a shorter album, only seven songs. This album picks up where They Love Those left off, complete with the same raw guitar sounds, hooks, and great lyrics. I think the less produced, less slick sound adds to the “emotive” power of emo music. Supposedly, their new incarnation is with four guitarists! I’m looking forward to hearing what that sounds like. This is only a seven-song album, and I wish it was longer, but it’s definitely fun to listen to and worth buying.