Bas Jan's debut album Yes I Jan is now OFFICIALLY released into the world. Having been made available digitally over the past few weeks, the gorgeous retina-burning orange sleeve LP is now a real life physical product that you can hold in your hands, and even eat your dinner off. The reviewers' verdicts are in on the London experimental post-punk trio's new record and it is this *aiiiiiiirhoooooooorn* ...
"Messy majesty," 9/10 say Uncut.
“Beautifully fractured art-pop,” ★★★★ agree Mojo.
“Clever, warm and unpredictable… much to savour,” Q concurs.
"Day-to-day stories full of uncanny pop punk magic," enthuses The Quietus.
Marc Riley had the band on in session for his BBC 6 Music show the other week – you can listen back here – and had such nice things to say of the Jans as "we love them", "just wonderful", "ace" and "delete all other music" (we made the last one up). If you're not in the habit of letting the media make your mind up for you, just take it straight from us – buy the album. Or give it a stream for free on Spotify or Apple Music (other streaming services are available). Then buy it.
The special pre-order bundle of Yes I Jan comes with an exclusive tape, featuring remixes from contributors including Chooc Ly Tan, Danelaw, Hannah Peel, Lone Taxidermist, Rachel Horwood and Rozi Plain. THE CASSETTE BUNDLE IS IN VERY LIMITED SUPPLY ... and will only be available until Monday 26th February, while stocks last. We recommend purchasing quick!
You can also purchase the stand-alone LP from the following fantastic stores ...
Rough Trade London
Rough Trade Bristol
Hard Lines Coffee & Vinyl, Cardiff
Drift Records, Totnes
Norman Records, Leeds
Music's Not Dead, Bexhill-On-Sea
Assai, Broughty Ferry
Unknown Pleasures, Edinburgh
You can also catch the band headlining Lost Map's Strange Invitation at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, on Saturday 24th February (tomorrow!). I believe tickets have sold out ... but you might be able to snaffle a return ticket or two, from the Facebook event page.