Dutch/American reggae/ska/punk rock band Jaya The Cat is set to drop their new album on Nov. 17th via Bomber Music with A Good Day For the Damned. We’re giving away their new song “Amsterdam” from the record as we look forward to a new album from the Netherlands based group…
You can download Jaya The Cat’s new song “Amsterdam,” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Nov 11th, 2017.
Jaya The Cat – “Amsterdam” — Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Jaya The Cat’s “Amsterdam” Background:
A Good Day for the Damned will be Jaya The Cat’s 5th studio album (and 7th overall release) dropping November 17th. The group returns with a 15-track record singing songs of heartbreak, happiness, political confusion, and existential madness over a theme of optimism. For track 8 on the album, a song called “Amsterdam,” vocalist Geoff Lagadec tells The Pier its an ode to their hometown of sorts, giving fans and tourists a more realistic perspective of what Amsterdam is. The song feels like a cross between Rancid and P.O.D. with hard hitting drums, melodic & distortion guitar licks over a driving rock sound proclaiming how overrated Amsterdam is.
Here’s what Geoff had to say about “Amsterdam”, peeling the curtain back on the song’s meaning:
“As someone who lives in the middle of the red light district, it’s always kind of amused me how the cities reputation as the epicenter of hedonism in Europe stacks up against reality. People come here with the expectation of it being totally mad, but most bars close at one on the weekdays and there aren’t even night-shops in the center. You can get far more twisted and into trouble in a city like Berlin or Hamburg for longer and weirder and cheaper than you ever could in Amsterdam.”
Geoff continues on, concluding: “I was walking home drunk one night thinking about this and I suddenly stopped on the bridge over the canal in front of my house and I thought, ‘You know what, who cares?’ This city is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen and I love it. It’s about seeing our home more as a lady, rather than a lady of the night. And really, you can get weed anywhere nowadays.”
One reason to go to Amsterdam would be to catch a live Jaya The Cat show as the group doesn’t currently have any US dates on the calendar, but with a new record this would be the best time to see them live. You can pre-order Jaya The Cat’s A Good Day For the Damned via Bomber Music by clicking HERE!
Jaya The Cat Background:
Jaya The Cat is a 4-piece Dutch/American reggae/ska/punk rock band based out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The group consist of Geoff Lagadec on Vocals, Karl Smith on Guitar/Vocals, Jan Jaap “Jay” Onverwagt on Bass/Vocals and David “The Germ” Germain on Drums.
Originating in Boston 1998, Jaya the Cat promptly relocated to Amsterdam, and with a crew of diverse and international musicians continue perfecting the art of making the perfect musical cocktail to get you through this night and into the next one, with equal parts reggae, punk, ska, a splash of electronics and a sprig of dub with a shot of whiskey on the side.
Jaya The Cat Website
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Huge thanks again to Jaya The Cat and Bomber Music for allowing us to share new song “Amsterdam” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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