PORT JUVEE - REVENGE EP
Although PORT JUVEE embody a style equally indebted to the garage rockers of California and New York City, the Canadian prairies is where they decide to call home. The Calgary 5-piece run a sound that seamlessly clips summer carelessness together with city cynicism.
Set for release on October 21, the REVENGE EP is full of bright guitar leads, baritone vocals, and a pounding rhythm section. Produced by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Weezer) the collaboration between the two musical forces came together with a bit of good luck and great timing. "It was in the recording stages of Revenge when we got a an email out of the blue from Justin,” says band member Brett Sandford. “He had heard our demo at house party in NYC the night before and thought we were really onto something with the sound and was looking for a way to get involved. His timing was perfect with REVENGE coming together, so we started really diving into the songs to find them their own identities.”
“Justin's vision for PORT JUVEE centered around a New York City style rock and roll sound that coupled the urgency and ferocity of early 1980's punk/post punk with the polished production of his previous projects with Vampire Weekend and The Strokes. He really fell in love with the first single, "All That's Fine", and it was the one track we let him drive 100% on to get just the way he wanted it."
In their short time, PORT JUVEE have toured extensively with their first EP, BLEACHERS, and performed at Sled Island, CMW, and Calgary’s X-Fest with Death From Above 1979, Weezer, Hollerado, and Passion Pit. The band also won X92.9FM Calgary’s Xposure contest and have become the worldwide voice of the Herschel Supply Company’s Spring 2014 advertising campaign. Currently PORT JUVEE are finalists in the first ever Alberta edition of The PEAK Performance Project.