Evan & Jaron [Bonus Track]by Evan & Jaron
Though only 26 years old at the time of this release, twin brothers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein had already been through some of the typical difficulties of the record business. After Island Records released We've Never Heard of You Either in 1998, the label went through a merger that allowed many promising acts to fall through the cracks, Evan and Jaron among them. Relocating to Los Angeles, they made some connections with noted musicians, and signed a new deal with another major, Columbia. Maybe the story isn't so much their troubles as it is their persistence and the willingness of a fickle industry to give them another shot. But why not? The two easy-on-the-eyes brothers are good singers and players with a taste for catchy, guitar-based pop
ock. On this self-titled label debut, theirs are the songs of earnest, ambitious young men whose desire is as infectious as their tunes. Moving across the country has given them a subject, and their lyrics are full of a sense of dislocation. Over and over, they sing about being separated from loved ones, but in "Ready or Not" they make clear that their departure was voluntary. Yet despite the occasional flash of humor, Evan and Jaron's songs are less interesting for what they have to say than for how they say it. The duo knows its way around a hook and maintains a good balance between the sweet harmonies that give their music immediate accessibility, and the gritty guitars and powerful beats that give it a rock edge. This is nowhere better demonstrated than on the single "Crazy for This Girl," the kind of track that could convince an A&R executive from any major label to take a chance on Evan and Jaron -- and could easily convince an audience as well. [The 2001 reissue offers an acoustic version of "Crazy for This Girl"]
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Performance CreditsEvan & Jaron Primary Artist
Jaron Lowenstein Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Chimes,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,chamberlain
Evan Lowenstein Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Chimes,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Technical CreditsKen Allardyce Engineer
T Bone Burnett Executive Producer
Bradley Cook Engineer
Rick "Soldier" Will Engineer
Matt Serletic Arranger,Producer
Mike Piersante Engineer
Greg Collins Engineer
Jaron Lowenstein Programming,Producer
Evan Lowenstein Programming,Producer
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I saw Evan and Jaron on MTV's TRL. They did ''Crazy For This Girl'' and I loved the song. It's so catchy. I had only heard that one song, but got the CD anyway. Every song is great. I can't stop listening to it.(I'm listening to it right now.) Listen to the sample of ''Crazy for This Girl'' (above). I know you'll have to buy this CD right after that!!!
i can't believe my self listened 2000 times crazy for this girl last year alone. am i crazy ? or the music is too good?
This CD is really cool! I'm listening to it right now! I just love their songs! The only one I don't like is track 12, I Could Fall. It's really depressing. But, otherwise, all the tracks are great! I'm glad I bought this CD
Im crazy for this album....hehehehe!!! Even better, LIVE....These guy's can really pull it off live! Keep writing and rocking your fans Evan & Jaron
"Crazy for This Girl" is the one everyone knows, but every song on this disc is every bit as good and as listenable. There isn't one bad song. Vocals are great and songs are original, interesting and appealing.