By day, Justin Fernandez pays the rent as a cartographer. But at night, he drops the “ustin” and records tranquil dream pop in his Humboldt Park bedroom as J Fernandez. Made using borrowed analog equipment and some creative tape looping, his debut LP, Many Levels of Laughter, is due June 9th via Joyful Noise.
As a fresh sample, he’s released “Between the Channels” as a new single. The track filters late-’60s psychedelic and pop sounds through a keen sense of modern grooves, resulting in an enchantingly dreamy landscape. You could wander it for hours exploring all the brightly colored nooks and crannies of the place, but it’s captured well in the four minutes of the song. Take a listen.
Fernandez will be on the road supporting the record with Unknown Mortal Orchestra next month. See his itinerary below.
J Fernandez 2015 Tour Dates:
06/04 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
06/05 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Pike Room *
06/06 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
06/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
06/09 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room ^
06/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
* = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
^ = w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Best Coast, Bully