Mary Page is a Nirvana-loving songwriter who also happens to spend her days working for the United Nations...which on first thought, might explain the title of her band Jumpers' upcoming album, The Little-Ease. No one thumbing through newspaper headlines these days feels any sort of ease. Can't imagine what it's like being involved with an organization that's tasked day in, day out to keep the peace.
In a quick exchange of emails, Page revealed that "Little Ease" actually refers to a prison and that Jumpers' new single "Black Bile" was inspired by Lars Von Trier's film, Melancholia. Again, I'm questioning how the gravity of her day job might be rubbing off on the Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based artist's work. What's clear though is the escape music offers. In the band's sunny new video premiere for the song, darkened subject matter flies by the wayside in favor of sun streaks, classic car rides, and a passionate rock performance. The video was directed by Louis-Charles Dionne. Watch it below.
If you like what you see you can catch Jumpers at Cameo Gallery this Friday August 15th.