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Local Music Review - Jay Wesley

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Recorded in 2010 in “mobile studio locations” near Tuscon, AZ, and in Grand Rapids, "Spoke on a Wheel," with vocals and most instruments played by Jay Wesley, is an interesting listening experience. Recorded with an almost “lo-fi” feeling, many tracks on this cd invoke comparisons to Beck for the chord progressions, as well as the  lazy, disconnected feel of the vocals. Much of the guitar work on this CD is reminiscent of Dinosaur Jr. in style and sound. Sometimes a little transcendental, more often the disc is a little chaotic and slightly off kilter (in a good way).

Best Tracks: #8 "Wasabi West," #7 "Too Much For Sane," #1 "Bicycle," #2 "So"

Tracks on the FCC Naughty List: None

Other points of interest: 10 percent of the proceeds for Spoke on a Wheel go to worldbicyclerelief.org with the goal of “providing access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles”

Who would like this disc: Fans of Beck, Dinosaur Jr., Lou Reed. People who like their music “not too polished.” People into bicycling and social activism.

Disclosure: WYCE provides the author of this review the temporary use of the cd for purpose of this review. Scott Warren is a member of the GRCMC, and volunteers his time.

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 Sorry about the lack of links, but a quick google search shows no results for Jay Wesley that even came close to my intended target. 

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