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    Fri, 15 May 2015 15:46:52

    New Artist Spotlight: 3 Reasons You Need to Know James Davis - #JMSDVS

    They're a band, not a dude, so learn more and hear some music from this SoCal family trio.

    James Davis will release their self-titled debut EP on May 19.

    James Davis are a band, not a guy.

    They hail from Inglewood, in So Cal, home of the Fabulous Forum! They are comprised of fraternal twins Jess [vocals] and Rey [vocals/guitar] and younger brother AusTon [vocals/keyboards/production]

    They are closeknit, for sure.

    Here are three reasons you need to know this band… now!

    • Their influences? Oh, just Curtis Mayfield, Kings of Leon and Nirvana. Talk about disparate and varied and resulting in AWESOME!

    • Inglewood is southwest of Hollywood’s lights and under the fumes of LAX, and its primal energy and raw landscape informing the music. They are on the periphery of L.A., which makes them that much more engaging and not like everyone. Not every band needs to be from Hollywood, yo! It's more interesting when you are NOT from the heart of Hollywood.

    • They wrote the tracks while residing together in an apartment. They may have lived on top of one another but it made for good music.

    More James Davis info is below.

    James Davis EP Track Listing:

    1. Better Than You Are
    2. Co-Pilot
    3. Wish You Bye
    4. Can’t Love Me
    5. Praise
    6. On Me

    The band is on tour with Seinabo Sey:

    5/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    5/27 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
    5/29 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    5/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    5/31 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    6/2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    6/5 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    6/6 – Seattle, WA @ SODO Lounge
    6/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    6/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

    James Davis equals new musical crush.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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