We’ve got a new band for you guys to love. Hailing from Monterey Bay, California, The Jinxes are a refreshing indie folk pop/rock band. The band is made up of real life couple Kevin Smith and Deanna Ross who infuse their music with sincere lyrics and string arrangements. The band is busy promoting their debut EP entitled Send Me a Sign, which features 4 select songs that perfectly give you a glimpse at their music. While they may not be touring just yet, it’s no surprise they’ve attracted attention, airplay, and fans, all around the world.
The Jinxes feature a sound that is crisp, clear, and soothing in its simplicity. This is the kind of sound I can imagine putting on my record player and enjoying all night long. The string section on “If You Want” really adds something special that makes this song a stand out. There’s something about the use of strings that can make any song beautiful and epic. If I had to choose, this one would be my favorite.
The more upbeat “She Runs Away” features more vocals from band member Kevin Smith while simultaneously keeping the violin sound we’ve been loving.
“Send Me a Sign“, sharing the same name of the EP, is the one song that differs in sound from the rest. It’s not a bad song but it does feel, at times, a little out of place. However, with only 4 songs on this EP, this is really not a problem and there’s room for differing sounds for fans to enjoy.
You can stream the EP and decide for yourself at this link here.
Check em out!