Jack Lion will release their latest EP, K L this Saturday at The Mill at 9 p.m. Christopher the Conquered and Bull Black Nova will join them for a diverse set of music, ranging from more poppy progressive soul to electronic, ambient jazz.
Jack Lion is made up of trumpet player and producer Brian Lewis Smith, drummer Justin LeDuc and and bassist/vocalist Drew Morton. The trio has been playing music as Jack Lion since November 2013, but all three musicians have been playing together for almost a decade.
“The thing I really love about playing with this band: We’ve been playing together for almost a decade, so I just really appreciate camaraderie,” LeDuc said. “We’re making music that we really enjoy and other people also happen to enjoy it. The music itself isn’t ulta-commercial sounding, but we love it.”
LeDuc says K L features a lot more vocals than their previous release. He also says that the EP is comprised of four original songs, as well as three fun and dancey remixes by other artists on their record label, Goldie Records.
The EP will be available for purchase on cassette tape for $7 at Saturday’s show. If you don’t have a cassette tape, you can snag a digital download for the same price.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the name of one of this show’s opening performers. Little Village regrets this error.