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Adjy is an American indie rock band, based in the Appalachia region of the Southeastern United States. They are signed to Triple Crown Records.

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Background information
OriginAppalachia, U.S.
Genresindie rock, indie folk, chamber pop, Emo music
Years active2014 (2014)–present
LabelsTriple Crown Records
Websitetriplecrownrecords.com/artists/adjy
Members
  • Christopher Noyes
  • Austin Smith
  • Griffin Smith
  • George Rustyamuka
  • Kaeli Riccardi

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History

Adjy has maintained relative silence on most social media since their inception, and little is known about the founding circumstances of the band.[1] They quietly released Grammatology on Flesh and Bone Records in 2014. The following summer they accompanied Annabel (band) as direct support for The Appleseed Cast during a national tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of that band's album Mare Vitalis. [2][3] They signed to Triple Crown Records in March of 2016, coinciding with the release of their second EP Prelude (.3333), and a national tour supporting labelmates Foxing (band).[4][5] After a long silence, they released two singles--In Medias Res and the double A-side A Boy Called June--on summer solstice June 21, 2019. Press outlets included a quote from songwriter Christopher Noyes, stating that the songs signaled the "[inauguration of] a chapter in something much, much larger." [6][7]

Musical style and lyrics

Noyes' songwriting dwells on the themes of memory, identity, communication, the nature of storytelling, and hope.[8] For example, "Grammatology" from Prelude (.3333) is centered around themes present in the Of Grammatology|eponymous text by Derrida, and uses the breakdown of language to explore a breakdown of intimacy and a loss of identity. The text of "Praepositio" makes extended reference to the process of myth-making and storycraft as a method of attempting to understand events and moments in the narrator's past (including an allusion to the Tolkien poem, Mythopoeia (poem)|Mythopoeia, in which the narrator argues that myths are in fact true).[9]

Noyes' has unambiguously stated his "deep longing for connection", admiring the artists who influenced him for "meaningfully leaving breadcrumbs...nudging me when I uncover one of their secrets." He called his writing and composition an attempt to "supersaturate [the songs] with as much intent as I can muster."[10]

Discography

EPs

  • Grammatology (2014, Flesh and Bone Records)
  • Prelude (.3333) (2016, Triple Crown Records)

Singles and Other Releases

  • Another Flammarion Woodcut (2015, Flesh and Bone Records)
  • Hyperthymesia (2015, Broken Circles)
  • A Boy Called June (2019, Triple Crown Records)
  • In Medias Res (2019, Triple Crown Records)

References

  1. Gallenberger, Casey. "Adjy - Prelude (.3333)". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  2. http://www.charliewagers.com/shop/frightened-rabbit-cleveland-poster-2016-fbmd3
  3. https://brokencircles.tumblr.com/page/2
  4. https://musicinjection.com.au/2016/03/02/adjy-sign-to-triple-crown-records-announce-prelude-3333/#:~:text=Triple%20Crown%20Records%20have%20just,available%20through%20Bandcamp%20and%20iTunes
  5. https://preludepress.com/news/2016/3/2/adjy-sign-to-triple-crown-records-announce-prelude-3333-ep/
  6. https://circuitsweet.co.uk/2019/06/adjy-announce-two-part-a-boy-called-june-single-out-now-on-triple-crown-records/
  7. https://www.withguitars.com/adjy-announce-two-part-a-boy-called-june-single-out-now-on-triple-crown-records/
  8. https://genius.com/albums/Adjy/Prelude-3333
  9. https://genius.com/Adjy-praepositio-lyrics
  10. Florence, Kyle (Sep 2016). "Adjy: Organizing art through human connection". Substream Magazine. Substream Magazine.

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