CROSS-POLLINATION CXL - TUES MAY 1ST - 7:30-10 PM
HERE LIES PA
JAY MANKIND

"A tight outfit... a secret sensation you should see before they blow up." - The Roman Games Diary, March '07

"Capturing day-to-day snapshots of life, their lyrics bring you to another place, where emotions - whether they make you want to skip or curl up in a dark corner - are worn like a comfy, broken-in tee.... They are not to be missed." - My Musical Crush, January '07

"Lead singer/songwriter Paul Basile and the band have a charming rawness about them" - Pop Headwound, February '07

"I have to say I was extremely impressed. The lead singer had a great voice, the songs were well written and the band is remarkably tight" - www.evankessler.com - January '07

Jay Mankind loves you and he will tell you so. His songs are chock full of witty, well-worded aphorisms of adoration blended with guitar adages that will cause both a bop of the knee and a sway of the shoulders. Weilding a voice that defies easy comparison, Jay has a rare ability to clearly communicate his subjects. The listener understands each word, if not their complete intent. Major in tonality, and optimistic in tone, Jay's songs often share big ideas dressed in simple garb. A lightning rod of melody, Jay's songs have a tendancy to bounce around in your mind for long periods of time. On stage, Jay is engaging and entertaining matching his songs with casual and often comical audience interaction.

Having recently formed The Jay Mankind Pop-estra, Jay's songs are now painted with a broad sonic palette featuring horns, clarinet, pianos, glockenspiel, banjo and anything else that can be found lying around the rehearsal space. It's been described as a blend of The Decemberists, Cake and The Buddha.

LISTEN TO HERE LIES PA LISTEN TO JAY MANKIND
CROSS-POLLINATION CXL ::: Tuesday, MAY 1ST
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - HERE LIES PA | myspace.com/hereliespa
8:45 - JAY MANKIND | myspace.com/jaymankind
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft HERE LIES PA & JAY MANKIND!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero