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Fade into black… it could be the best thing I ever had.
With the November ‘04 release of their first full-length album, Second Wave (Lark Lane Records), Philly rockers, The Jane Anchor, led by singer / guitarist Kara Lafty, is primed to make an ocean-sized splash onto the national scene. The eleven-song follow-up to TJA’s 2003 Just Wait EP didn’t come together in one night, or in one year, but developed over a course of life lessons,” says Lafty. From the opening track “Crawl,” with its wall of guitars washing over vulnerable lyrics, to the sparsely beautiful “Summer,” showcasing Lafty’s earthy guitar and wistful voice, Second Wave showcases a songwriter and band with an impressive palette of musical colors and moods. Lafty is currently joined by bassist Joann Schmidt, guitarist / vocalist John Faye, guitarist Brian Wilkinson and drummer Ned Sonstein.

Racing down the freeway, make this car go faster.
The process of bringing Second Wave to completion was not easy. The sessions, recorded and co-produced by Cliff Hillis, were spread out over six months, as the band found small windows of time within their busy schedules to journey down to Target Studios in Maryland and Hillis’ home studio, Better Living Through Compression, located in Wilmington, DE. It was within those closed quarters, however, that Lafty delivered the strongest vocal performances of her career. “I think Kara sang so incredibly because the material demands it,” states Faye, whose own impassioned back-up singing provides the girl-boy vocal dynamic that defines TJA.

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    One of the most depressingly empty artist pages on this entire site.

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