Jason McCue at Music Millennium, 3/23!
This is the phrase that Jason McCue reminds his audience of in the opening chapter of his forthcoming album, PANGAEA. It’s a theme that has proven difficult for him to ignore, as over the past year the Earth beneath the 21 year-old indie-folk artist’s feet has constantly been vibrating, thrusting himself upon an unsuspecting Seattle Music Community.
PANGAEA marks a milestone in McCue's musical life because he grew up while making it. The album’s themes revolve around the ideas of nostalgia, certainty, and the distortion of memory traveling at a rate dependent on the proportions of distance and time. All the while, these themes are deposited as references to geology, Earth history, and scientific theory. The album is intended to pose the question— What happens when the continents have drifted as far away from each other as possible? Does that mean they'll crash again?
The record will be officially released on March 16 via Portland’s venerable Fluff and Gravy Records, but one week prior, on March 9, KEXP will present the release party at Washington Hall. You can bet that there will be a number of seasoned members of the Pacific Northwest Music Community on hand, quietly taking note of the shifting ground beneath their own feet.