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Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan


Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan

Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, the band is comprised of Jason Herring, Otis Hughes, Jeff Chester, Amy Herring, Paul Jensen and Patty McLaughlin. This 11-track offering follows the band’s ‘Electric Love’ EP, released in June of this year.  
 
Both of these releases involved production by legendary producer John Fryer, one of the most innovative sonic architects of our age. “John Fryer has practically soundtracked your entire life,” says Impose Magazine, with a musical imprint that is massive, having shaped the sound of nearly all early 4AD Records’ releases (Cocteau Twins, Lush, Kristin Hersh, Dead Can Dance), as well as bands from Nine Inch Nails and Love and Rockets to HIM and Depeche Mode. He is also one of just two artists behind This Mortal Coil, along with Ivo Watts-Russell, and the mastermind behind his latest project Black Needle Noise
 
Jason Herring met Fryer while visiting Los Angeles, where his studio is currently based. After collaborating on the ‘Electric Love’ EP, they launched into the new ‘Queensland Ballroom’ LP, which sees the band take a turn from their trademark psychedelic folk sound to a more electronic downtempo groove. 
 
After a hiatus of several years, bandmates Jason Herring (The Interstellars, Muchacho, Farfalla) and Paul Jensen (Fetchin’ Bones, the Interstellars) began writing songs again.  Soon thereafter, the first album ‘The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be’ was released in 2010, followed by ‘Chateau Beaumont’ in 2012 and ‘Long Shadows’ in 2014.
 

“Our previous releases are a little melancholy, so Amy and I decided we should make this record a little more fun. A record outside of our norm,” says Jason Herring. “Electric Love was inspired by Amy and I feeling a bit randy in the studio – that’s fun, yeah?” 

This whole experience ultimately led Jason Herring to collaborate further with John Fryer on music for a feature film and an HBO documentary. Fryer also appears briefly in the new video for ‘Electric Love’.

 
Jason Herring & the Mystery Plan’s ‘Queensland Ballroom’ album will be released on all major digital platforms on September 8 and then performing at an album release event on Saturday, September 9 in Ashville, North Carolina (The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Road) at 9pm. 
 
CREDITS
Produced by Jason Herring and John Fryer
Mixed by John Fryer 
Mastered by Paul Jensen
Jason Herring – piano, guitar, vocals
Paul Jensen – guitars, keys
Otis Hughes – bass 
Patty McLaughlin – flutes, vocals 
Jeff Chester – percussion, drums 
Amy Herring – vocals
 

TRACK LIST

1   Electric Love
2   Vampires Are Lucky
3   Oola Heatray
4   The Golden Moon and Silvery Sea
5   Chocolate Milky
6   Electric Love (Paul Jensen Mix)
7   Vampires are lucky (That Guy Smitty Mix)
8   Night Time Butterflies
9   Vampires Are Lucky (Paul Jensen Mix)
10 Where Did You Go
11 Early Morning Hours

Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan – electric love

Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan – The Golden Moon and the Silvery Sea

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