Hey Our Basement,

Over the last year, Jesse and the Dandelions production values have been maturing alongside the songwriting content and we’ve come up with something we are really excited about. Our upcoming album, Give Up The Gold, is enriched with classic synth and guitar textures that pay respect to the past, all while still forging our own path forward. String sections, a cacophonous blend of noise, and heavily layered vocal harmonies push accessible pop hooks into psychedelically complex and intriguing harmonic territory that will reward any longtime listeners with new sonic treats for every repeated spin.

“Not Getting Your Way” is a song about people who have been handed everything, and how they respond when things don’t go as planned for them. It’s fun to be lyrically cheeky, and mysterious at the same time. It’s a sort of guitar heavy crossover between Teenage Wasteland and songs from MGMT’s debut record. It feels really good to play live and is probably the most rock and roll song that we’ve ever created. That being said, it’s still thick with vocal harmonies and all the other dreamy, psychedelic elements that I’ve grown rather fond of over the last few years.

Jesse and the Dandelions are Jesse Northey, Conner Ellinger, Daniel Sedmark, Travis Sargent, and Dean Kheroufi.

Thanks for listening,
Jesse Northey