June Gloom is Jesse Paller
Rock Solid is Jaime Knoth
First installment of the EIS Tape Club: Year Two.
released June 15, 2018
Two former Exploding In Sound Records interns come together to join forces on an incredible split cassette, each offering an intimate EP of stripped down singer/songwriter music.
June Gloom is the solo project of Tall Friend’s Jesse Paller. He has played in several bands and recorded even more; June Gloom is where the musical ideas that swirl in his head can speak unfiltered, a space apart from collaborators’ visions.
After college, a harsh breakup, and a period of mental dissolution, alien feelings of guilt, rage and despair crept in. The Subletter EP (named for strangers that live with you) is an attempt to explore and exorcise the dark emotions that can derail a healthy process of grief and growth. Recorded on New Year’s Eve of 2017, in solitude in Paller’s apartment with a laptop and a phone, it replaces his earlier releases’ full textures with stark intimacy, a different way to face the usual demons: gently, but head on, with honesty.
Rock Solid has been a quiet contributor to the Tri-State music circuit. With only a few single releases on Bandcamp, Something Solid is Rock Solid's first EP release. Musician and Illustrator Jaime Knoth began writing music under the Rock Solid moniker shortly after starting college in Brooklyn as a new creative outlet that grew out of her exposure to the small music scene in her hometown, Montclair, NJ.
The songs on Something Solid incapsulate Knoth's transits from teen to adult, marking some of the struggles between family and friends; they are a celebration of a coming of age. When the release was approaching, she looked to close friend Adan Carlo (who sings on 'Doing Fine') to help her record the songs where they were written, in the attic of her childhood home. With Carlo's help and contributions to these tracks, Rock Solid's Something Solid is a gentle reminder to accept help from the ones that love you.