JESSE MARCHANT, ABOUT TO BE IN EUROPE ON TOUR WITH SONDRE LERCHE, WILL TOUR THE STATES IN SUPPORT OF HIS NEW LP, JESSE MARCHANT–OUT NOW VIA NO OTHER!
“His songwriting is weighty, steeped in the plaintive gravity of M. Ward circa Transfiguration of Vincent. With his upcoming self-titled LP comes ‘The Whip,’ a shimmering track where Marchant’s rich baritone, fraught with wisdom and emotion, recalls a slightly less booming Bruce Springsteen ruggedness.” — Wondering Sound
“Marchant writes with the conviction of a man in winter, who’s seen the thaw, the growing season, the harvest and what all became of it. He’s got that cool advantage of time and distance that brings about a chilly air.” — Daytrotter
“Marchant, a guitarist since age 7, crafts songs that are lyrically bittersweet but sonically optimistic” — Paste
“Marchant’s voice neither floats above nor flows beneath near-incantatory melodies, but weaves in and out of enticing percussion and charming acoustic guitar, creating a texture that is as cozy as it is stirring. ” –Interview
“Some songs—like Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys,” or anything from Dire Straits’ first album—should only be played after midnight, when their mesmerizing rhythms and open spaces can lull the semiconscious into a contemplation of the cosmos. That’s the vibe that singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant has been going for” –Onion AV Club
“Lonseome guitar and yearning strings back his meditative songs–Jesse Marchant is something to behold.” — Alexandra Patsavas (founder, Chop Shop) in SPIN