PREMIERE: Jet Set Sail returns with the Core Reduction EP - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Jet Set Sail | photo courtesy of the artist

For a while, punk trio Jet Set Sail had a regular presence on the Philly DIY scene; regulars at West Philly’s Golden Tea House might even recall the illustration of bassist Mike Larkey hanging from the balcony, keeping close watch over each show.

But the band has spent the past couple years adult-ing to some degree; their bio on Facebook now cheekily describes them as “2/3 law degree, 1/3 asshole.” But that doesn’t mean the dudes have been dormant, and today we’re happy to bring you a first listen to their latest EP, Core Reduction, which is out tomorrow in a joint release by Broken World Media (home to scene favorites The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Rozwell Kid) and Songs From The Road Records (Teen Suicide, Old Gray).

Of the new release, singer-guitarist Matthew Klein tells us the set was recorded at Golden Tea House with help from Travis Arterburn from Clique over an extended period of gestation. 

“We’ve been kicking around these songs for the last three or four years,” Klein says. “Self-recording in bits and pieces between adult things like law school and gainful employment.”

The new set is an amped-up 13-minute collection of fuzztone punk rock that we’ve come to expect from these gents – fans of Jets to Brazil will find stuff to love here, fans of Algernon Cadwalader will find stuff to love. Klein promises that the next release will arrive in a much more expedient timeframe.

“Having experienced the Interstellar-esque time-suck of a protracted recording process, our plan for the next record is to block out seven days and ‘git er done,'” says Klein. “Fellow bands take heed.”

You can listen to Core Reduction below, and buy it from Songs From The Road Records or at Broken World Media.

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