This is The Schande's first full length, although lead singer Jen Chochinov is no newcomer to the independent music scene. Involvement with her previous band Shove led to a flurry of releases including splits with Team Dresch and Grandaddy, and even a recording session with Kim Deal (prior to the Breeders last re-formation). The Shande however, is her first true declaration at what is her most fully realized musical project yet. The emotive fragility of Jen's vocal performances have resulted in comparisons to Cat Power, Mary Timony, Kim Deal, and Throwing Muses, though her intuitive chord changes, melodic sensibilities and rhythms are a departure from all these bands. The Shande is on tour on the West Coast Jan-Feb.
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