Jessica Long & The New Kind / Bio

Jessica Long & The New Kind’s captivating songs, incredible vocals, and unique style create a refreshing new alternative sound that finds its roots in vintage rock and indie pop.
Jessica’s debut album, Painted (released Feb 2011) produced by Grammy-nominated producer Billy Smiley, features a pallet of Jessica’s original compositions that showcase her exceptional song-crafting skills. The band, originally designed as a backing band to support Painted, quickly developed into Jessica Long & The New Kind, and has been touring nationally ever since.
A fusion of Jessica’s song-writing skills and gorgeous vocals, along with the outstanding musicality of the band, Jessica Long & The New Kind has developed a fresh new sound emerging on the scene. The Independent Weekly describes them as “possessing a voice that tempers charming twang with powerful resonance, and a sound that pairs mainstream rock muscle with the glitzy overtones of Nashville.” The Pinhook illustrates Jessica Long & The New Kind as “gorgeous vocals steeped in folk rock tradition meets the clever, dangerously catchy wordplay and hooks of indie bands like New Pornographers and Broken Social Scene.”

Jessica Long & The New Kind recently returned from a U.S. tour promoting their newest EP "Geography", produced by up-and-coming Phoenix-based producer Jonathan Russo, and have just released a music video for their newest single "Sylvia" which is available on youtube. Currently they are in the studio working on new material, releasing date TBA.

General Info

Band Members
Jessica Long - lead vox, guitars, keyboard; Calin Nanney - lead electric; Paul Castanet - bass, backing vox; Tim Fremd - rhythm guitar
Artist Name
Jessica Long & The New Kind
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Pop / Rock / Indie

Contact Info

Durham, NC
Sky Bison

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