A quick listen to Indiana quintet Durand Jones & The Indications has you walking out of a time machine and re-entering the golden age of ’60s soul. Vocal duties are shared between the eponymous frontman and drummer Aaron Frazer, who collectively evoke the spirit of artists like Jackie Wilson and Curtis Mayfield. The Indications have come quite a ways since forming in 2012 and on their upcoming sophomore record, American Love Call, the group tackles how to find a comfortable place between love and rage within the country’s current political climate.
With musical inspiration ranging from Duke Ellington to Earth Wind & Fire to Jay Z, American Love Call is a gargantuan achievement for Durand Jones & The Indications in commentary, production, arrangement and performance. American Love Call is out this Friday and to get you buttered up and ready for it, enjoy the album’s soaring lead single, “Don’t You Know”!
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