BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING UP

We’ve got new music on the way and lots to tell you about. Keep posted for more in late February!

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“What’s in Between” has been voted Album of the Year

So a man walks into bar….oh, wrong story.

Hey, the Pedaljets are extremely surprised and humbled to have “What’s in Between” awarded Album of the Year by our hometown.

We’re honored, KC.

Thank you.

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“TERRA NOVA” VIDEO PREMIERS IN CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE!

Check out our new video. It’s a fun one. And it’s classy — uh, we mean “classic….”

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/the-pedaljets-premiere-terra-nova/

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VIVE LE ROCK GIVES “WHAT’S IN BETWEEN” ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW!

PEDALJETS
WHAT’S IN BETWEEN
ELECTRIC MOTH RECORDS
PRE-GRUNGE ERA GUITAR SLINGERS RETURN.
7/10
KANSAS QUARTET, THE PEDALJETS, STARTED OUT IN 1984 AND WERE ONCE SEEN AS A MISSING LINK BETWEEN THE REPLACEMENTS AND NIVANA. EXTENSIVE TOURING WITH SUCH BANDS AS HUSKER DU, MEAT PUPPETS AND FLAMING LIPS HELPED SEAL THEIR REPUTATION AND THEIR 1988 DEBUT ALBUM ‘TODAY TODAY’ WAS WIDELY ACCLAIMED. UNFORTUNATELY, ITS SELF-TITLED FOLLOW-UP WAS LESS SUCESSFUL AND THEY EVENTUALLY SPLIT IN 1990. A TENTATIVE REUNION IN 2006 BORE FRUIT AND RESULTED IN THEIR GRADUAL RETURN TO THE STUDIO TO RECORD THIS ALBUM. ‘TERRA NOVA’ KICKS THINGS OFF WITH AN EARLY ‘80S NEW WAVE FEEL WHILE ‘RIVERVIEW’ AND ‘DEAD DAY RETURN’ ARE GARAGE POP IN A SIMILAR VEIN TO THE HOODOO GURUS. ELSEWHERE, BALLAD ‘SOME KIND OF ONE’ SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE A BOWIE/LOU REED COLLABORATION. A SOUND ROOTED IN THE EARLY ‘80S BUT THAT HAPPILY DOESN’T SOUND DATED. 11/13
LEE CATTERELL

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UBER ROCK MAGAZINE REVIEWS PEDALJETS’ “WHAT’S IN BETWEEN”

Another glowing review in Uber Rock of the amazing new Pedaljets album:

http://www.uberrock.co.uk/cd-reviews/30-october-cd/9531-the-pedaljets-whats-in-between-electric-moth-records.html

Check it out!

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NEW RIVERVIEW VIDEO IN THE PITCH!

Check out the Russ Meyeresque Pedaljet’s video, Riverview here:

www.pitch.com/FastPitch/…/watch-pedaljets-new-video-for-riverview

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Magnet Magazine is “ecstatic” over “Nothing Boy”

Free download here “Nothing Boy” at Magnet’s MP3 at 3PM:

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/2013/09/06/mp3-at-3pm-pedaljets/

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ROCK & RAP CONFIDENTIAL REVIEW OF WHAT’S IN BETWEEN

What’s In Between, Pedaljets (Electric Moth Records)–“I’m gonna change this to a dream that never dies/I’m gonna punch that fucker right between the eyes,” goes the refrain of the propulsive opener. What follows sounds more than a little like the Stooges and the Beatles hashing out all the obstacles to landing that punch—the many misdirections of the catchy, yet pleading, “Conversations”; the heart’s confusion on the stately, “Goodbye to All of That”; the loss of direction in “Measurement”; and the allure of well-intentioned fantasies in the haunting “Some Kind of One.” Through all the fears and doubts, the will to fight remains the key, giving this veteran Kansas City rock and roll band its hardest rocking, most lush, eloquent and unifying statement yet. Lee Ballinger, September, 2013

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Solid Dirty Impound Review

Pedaljets: What’s In Between (Electric Moth)

AOTW0816_Pedaljets When the Pedaljets busted out of Lawrence, Kansas back in 1984, their Replacements-meets-Meat Puppets brand of Midwestern bar punk received raves from such essential rock rags of the time as CREEM, CMJ and Trouser Press. However, by the time their sophomore set came out on the woefully missed indie label Communion Records in 1989, the band’s days were numbered and they broke up the following year following the disappointment they had experienced in what they had considered to be a poor final cut of their self-titled second album. Now, six years following a reunion that saw them triumphantly “fix the mix” of Pedaljets for the Kansas City imprint Oxblood Records, the ‘Jets return with their first collection of all new material in 23 years with the excellent What’s In Between (released June 25). Working with veteran producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., The Hold Steady, Son Volt) at Headgear Studios in Brooklyn to ensure the security of someone knowledgeable at the mixing board, the new material might not be as raucous as their late 80s output. But the punched up twang and rogue Bowie influences of such highlight tracks as Conversations, Measurement, Tangled Up and Some Kind of One elevates the Pedaljets to new altitudes of craftsmanship that renders What’s In Between a true classic a quarter-century in the making. (RH)

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Music & Musicians Magazine Review!

PEDALJETS

What’s In Between

thepedaljets.com

The indie world’s sudden interest in all things ’90s is great news for the Pedaljets, which is funny, since they missed out on that decade the first time around. Formed in Lawrence, Kan., in 1984, this is one of rock’s classic “coulda been a contender” bands, and had they stuck it out after the 1989 release of their sophomore album, they might have found fame in the post-Nirvana era. On their first new record in 24 years, the Jets look to make up for lost time, revisiting a punky, garagey, power-poppy sound whose recent resurgence is more about timelessness than trendiness. Were they a new band, you might hear the jangly “Tangled Up,” chunky “Nothing Boy,” and aching “Goodbye to All of That” and accuse them of ripping off R.E.M., the Afghan Whigs and the Replacements. But the Jets were there back in the day, and these groups were peers, not influences. “Change will make us the same again,” frontman Mike Allmayer sings at one point, well aware of how things come full circle. He missed his chance to be a star, but his music will sound great in 20 years.

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