New Music: Two Jar Grind

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New three-piece Two Jar Grind, featuring members from Ottawa and Montreal, recently released their self-titled folk punk debut.

From the very first second of the first track “Here’s To All I Never Had” you can’t help but draw parallels to early acoustic Against Me! thanks to shouting vocals bursting with simple honesty. I say this gushingly of a band I have fallen in love with where all three sing and features a guitarist, accordion player and percussionist rocking a washboard. Yes, a freaking washboard!

Two Jar Grind: (from left to right) Kirk Jordan, Nicole Lefebvre and James Brown.
Two Jar Grind: (from left to right) Kirk Jordan, Nicole Lefebvre and James Brown.

As I listened to the songs on the six song debut, I really felt like I was sitting down with the band as they worked their way through figuring out their place in the world, their priorities and their ambitions. You instantly feel a friendship forming with them.

There are so many great sing a long songs on this album and I can’t wait to get a chance to see them live, especially hearing people shout a long to “Stick ‘n’ Poke.” Check out the album their debut below and keep your eyes peeled for this trio.

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