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More Praise For Jean Caffeine!

Reviews are coming in for Jean Caffeine’s fourth full length release Geckos In The Elevator! Check out some of the kind words about the album below:

From the Austin Chronicle :

“With opener “Lucky Penny,” Jean Caffeine slides into a groove so familiar that Geckos in the Elevator tricks you into thinking this veteran rocker spent the last decade honing these 11 celebratory, confessional, autobiographical, and gorgeously patterned songs here in Austin instead of Durham, N.C.”

From Blurt :

Geckos follows the troubadour’s usual folk/country/rock template fairly closely – there’s nothing here the average No Depression fan wouldn’t clasp tightly to his/her breast. But the LP isn’t a series of clichés, either, given Caffeine’s very personal outlook on the world. Her smarts, sensitivity and, most of all, conversational style elevate the political commentary of “Devil I Know,” the storytelling waltz of “Sadie Saturday Night” and the hometown salute “Hey Austin” far above formula.

From PopMatters :

“Caffeine’s vocal idiosyncrasies at times create a sense of listlessness and her preference for simple Reed and Smith-like arrangements offers more of the same. When it works, almost inexplicably, on tracks such as “Hey Austin” and “Mary O’ Shea” and punk rock memoir “Sadie Saturday Night” the results are undeniably memorable and winning.”

Catch Jean Caffeine Live:

Sept. 3rd, 3pm, Antone’s Records In Store, Austin, TX
Sept 3rd, 7pm, Lucky Lounge, Austin, TX with Chelle Murray.
Sept 4th, 7pm, Roadhouse Rags, Austin TX

Jean Caffeine Releases "Geckos In The Elevator"!

August marks the long anticipated release of Jean Caffeine’s new full length release Geckos In The Elevator!

Jean is certainly no stranger to the stage or stereo. She drummed for 70’s SF all girl band The Urge and NYC 15-minutes-of-famers Pulsallama, who were known for chanting, cardboard props and rhythmic cacophony.

Jean went on to front her own “y’allternative country” band Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop out of Austin, TX in the 90s. Jean is touted as having the first SXSW day party, one of which featured R.L. Burnside playin’ on her back porch accompanied by her dog Pee Wee.

The 21st century finds Jean on a more singer/songwriter tack, adding pop, and folk n’roll into the mix. Previous releases include Jean Caffeine’s All Nite Truckstop, Knocked Down 7 Times, Got up 8, and Idee Fixe.

Jean in also a visual artist and has exhibited work in the US and Canada. She was one of the animators in Richard Linklater’s Waking Life and if you look carefully you can see her in Linklater’s movie, Slacker.

Jean Caffeine – “Hey Austin”

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