[PREMIERE] Market – Bag Of Jeans

The Brooklyn-based musical project of songwriter and producer Nate Mendelsohn, Market first emerged back in 2016 with their home recorded debut LP, Not Good At Spending Time Alone a​.​k​.​a. Cleanliness. After returning in 2020 with the acclaimed Yuy, the band caught the ear of Western Vinyl, who will release their latest album The Consistent Brutal Bullshit Gong at the end of next month. Ahead of the release, today Market are premiering their latest single Bag Of Jeans.

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

As with all of The Consistent Brutal Bullshit Gong, Bag Of Jeans was co-produced by Nate’s frequent collaborator, Katie Von Schleicher. Along with a core band of collaborators, Nate brought the record to life in recording sessions split between Brooklyn, New York’s Figure 8 and Monterey, Massachusetts’ Gravel Mountain studios. Compared to the driving, gently chaotic nature of the record’s debut single Scar, Bag Of Jeans is a considerably more serene affair. The track enters on atmospheric fluttering guitars and the steady tick of a snare-drum before Nate’s vocal, with a touch of Elliott Smith or Andy Shauf about it, enters with an unmistakable thoughtfulness.

Discussing the inspiration behind the track, Nate is quick to point out, “it’s not about jeans”. Instead, the song is a reflection on growing older, “and either becoming more and more like your parents or realizing more and more how much you are like your parents“. It’s a reflection on the good and bad of that process, as Nate explains the track is about, “identifying in yourself all of the things that bother you most about your parents (not a coincidence), and identifying in your parents all of the same things you treasure most about yourself (also not a coincidence)“.

Check out the video below and read on for Nate’s recollections of making the accompanying video, which was directed by Matt Strickland and shot on 16mm film.

”I told Matt and our cinematographer Dan Goedeker that ‘Bag of Jeans’ is about nature and nurture, becoming your parents for better and for worse. They went away and came back with this ghost story idea, thinking about how items and people and traits from your past can hang around like ghosts in your brain.”

Nate Mendelsohn on the Bag Of Jeans Video

The Consistent Brutal Bullshit Gong is out April 29th via Western Vinyl. For more information on Market visit https://markettheband.bandcamp.com/.

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