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Music Review: The Jinxes – ‘Send Me A Sign’

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static.squarespace.com The Jinxes are an indie folk pop duo from beautiful Monterey Bay, California. Their music fits comfortably between The Swell Season, The Weepies, and Simon & Garfunkel. The band consists of Kevin Smith on guitar and vocals and Deanna Ross on vocals.

“Send Me A Sign” is a song on their album that reminds me of summertime. This song is incredibly bubbly, flirtatious, and happy. It reminds me of teenage summer love. It sounds like two teenagers falling for each other. In general, there isn’t a large amount of vocal variation on this track, but it adds to the mellow mood of the song.

“She Runs Away” is very dreamy. It’s also something that I think everyone can relate to. At times, you just want to run away from it all and do something awesome. It has the spirit of wanderlust and the heart of a young adult.

In general, all of the tracks have a very indie hipster vibe. I didn’t originally have high hopes for this band but, they definitely surprised me. Their music will probably surprise you as well. It has a very mellow, indie sound that is perfect for summer days at the beach. Send Me A Sign was released on May 10 and is available at Bandcamp, CDBaby and iTunes.

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