Jesse & the Dandelions – Time and Space and Everything In Between

The new EP from Lethbridge’s Jesse & the Dandelions is thick with the kind of college radio hits you would expect to hear at the turn of the millenium. Each track is a solid gem purloined from the sonic loins of forefathers like John K. Samson, David Bazan, and Ben Gibbard. Time and Space and Everything In Between gets better and better as it glides on, culminating in the slow cooker ‘Stealing Moonbeams’ and the irresistible hook of closer ‘The Fire’. Come soak in the dandelion hue of Northey’s heart throbbers tonight at the Elevation Room with Jessica Jalbert and Doug Hoyer. Jesse & the Dandelions were on the Swig of Alberta tour last winter and, seeing them play three nights in a row, I can testify to to just how much their live show grows on a listener. Enjoy:

Jesse & The Dandelions – The Lion’s Tooth

Jesse & The Dandelions are a pop rock trio from Lethbridge, Aaaalberta! It has occurred to me that a song only has to have come out ten years prior to start appearing on “Classic Rock” stations. With this in mind I would like to add a new category to the illimitable categorization of music by interminable music writers (like myself), that new category being “Classic Indie,” a genre to which The Lion’s Tooth is entirely indicative. Jesse Northey and his trio have channeled the catchy right-beside-your-ear songwriting and roped it onto the lulling guitar arpeggios of early Pedro and The Lion, The Shins, Death Cab For Cutie, and so on. At the end of the day, Jesse & The Dandelions are a great band that write great songs and play a great live show. Speaking of LIVE MUSIC, they are playing TONIGHT at the Wunderbar with Darren Frank and Catgut (Phil Holtby‘s new 90’s indie band! What a perfect match!). Join us for a Classic Indie Saturday! Facebook event right here, yaaall. Music right down there: