Nesting

by Jesse Payne

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about

Nesting is nature returning to its natural state. A homecoming. Through particles of equation, Jesse Payne and the talented group of musicians and engineers working with him have sculpted an image of what nesting may sound like. The sound of strategic calmness through its progression towards the unconditional post-war is an audio-painting of the notion, “through chaos, peace is inevitable.” The theory that the limbs of cycle spin continuously towards rehabilitation of dirt and bone provide the album with its contagious tendency for repeated listening.
Jesse Payne stems from a soil deep in the Southeastern region of the United States. He nests within scenic views of trees and mountains blending into valleys of skyscrapers and barns. Canvas for his yellow shade of timeless polaroids transposing over lake and swing suggests an inheritance of owls and their nocturnal solitude. His sound and sight each born from a landscape of heavy cotton hands and autumn chairs.
Habitation of the past four years has given three previous releases from Jesse Payne. The first being a collection of songs entitled, “Humming the Tunes of Luxury” released on November 2, 2004. Shortly after, Payne released his follow-up EP, “Ghosts in Mirrors” in 2005. During the next two years he found himself touring the eastern coastal region as far north as Boston and as far west as Chicago. Upon returning to his home in early 2007, Jesse Payne delivered the EP, “Songs from Beyond the Leaves,” which earned him a spot in The Big Takeover’s Top 40, alongside Band of Horses, Death Cab For Cutie, and Willie Nelson. His song, ‘Thief Among Us,’ also found its way on national compilations that included artists such as Ryan Adams and Sondre Lerche.
His latest LP (Nesting) being released on November 09, 2010 has brought with it, not only his past story but a familiar feeling embedded into unfamiliar sound. Jesse Payne’s haunting melodies breathe across untraditional instrumentation and military rhythm of a mathematical mind.
Jesse Payne’s team of sonic painters include optical biologist Mason Boyd, mental dendrologist Nick Timkovich, audio botanist and wave manipulator Mike Creager, and geopolitical environmentalist Noel Johnson of the renowned musical group, The White Oaks.
“Nesting” is an album that asks to be enjoyed with headphones and limited illumination.
-Jackson Trimm

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"this is an album in the true sense" - Sam George, Birmingham Weekly

"Payne's distinctive phrasing recalls sounds from far away places" - Carla Jean Whitley, Birmingham Magazine

"lonely music, with ghostly vocals and arching harmony drifting over meandering instrumentals" - Sam George, Birmingham Weekly

"Do yourself a favor, self medicate with some Jesse Payne" - Paul Calvin, Bhamrocks.com

"with his album Nesting, Payne definitely delivered. From start to finish, it’s is a solid record in every aspect" - Carly Doenges—MuzikReviews.com

"its pretty damn solid" - Gregor, Captainsdead.com

"breathtaking" - Nereida Fernandes, Exclaim Magazine

"it just sounds so lush" - MP3hugger.com

"Simply excellent...headphones required for proper reception" - Nick - Local Vertical

"This album is worth the time " - harmondrive.com

"The aptly titled Nesting (Capture Music Inc.) is as comforting as cup of hot tea and wraps you in blankets of hazy, finger-picked electric guitars and down-to-earth vocals" - Magnet Magazine

"heartfelt emotions and vibrant warmth under a calming alternative rock sound " - Tanya Vega, southsideonthetown.blogspot.com

credits

released November 9, 2010

© Jesse Payne | ASCAP | Capture Music Inc | Art Design by Doward Williams

Jesse Payne - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Omnichord, Jaymar
Mason Boyd - Drums, Percussion, Bkg Vocals
Nick Timkovich - Bass, Banjo, Bkg Vocals
Noel Johnson - Guitar, Jaymar, Bkg Vocals, Engineer
Mike Creager - Lead Engineer, Bkg Vocals, Capture Music Inc.

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Jesse Payne Birmingham, Alabama

Jesse Payne describes his music as minimalist chamber folk or "post-folk" in the likes of Maps and Atlases, Akron/Family,Megafaun and Red House Painters. He has been featured in the Big Takeover Mag's top 40 alongside Band of Horses,Death Cab For Cutie and Willie Nelson& tours the USA. ... more

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Track Name: Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project
(by Jesse Payne)

Camera lens, medicine
I hope I float
I’m a skipping stone
When the time comes
our stomach’s choke
Momentum stops or slows

Cover and Code
your secrets out don’t you know
Diplomatic control
Unconditional post-war

Dixie cups and magazines
bloodshot eyes on dramamine
We’ll congregate like uniform
marching home

Cover and Code
your secrets out don’t you know
Diplomatic control
Unconditional post-war

Shake it off your shoulder
take it like a soldier

you better take it like a soldier
Track Name: Scripting Carolina
Scripting Carolina

Written by: Jesse Payne

Overcoats and transit
Lashes and tactics
The steady shake

The gaps of transaction
Echo reaction
I'm fearful of love

I'll lean until I rise
Scripting Carolina

Our future is an antique
We will radiate
The steady shake

Garlands tangle your groove so calm
My coral vine
I hold you shy

I'll lean until I rise
Scripting Carolina
Track Name: Yards Of Paint
Yards Of Paint
(by Jesse Payne)

Driveways tear unconscious walls
the fence will sharply sway
unstable yards of paint
my clockwise spring

Was narrowed by the muzzle’s fit
the fractions of a breeze
branches holding leaves
with unswept breath

The doctor said don’t reset the screen
it becomes general you know

Campaigns bear on skinned up knees
these military halls
ration out our thoughts
with retro-film

Like mountains under snow
the pines will come and go
Where the ocean meets the old

The doctor said don’t reset the screen
it becomes general you know

I want you to grow as if your still
the doctor says it becomes general

The doctor said, “ I want you to grow”
“it becomes general, you know”
Track Name: Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson

Written by: Jesse Payne

You, I know
Seven letter draw for your double word score
And me here
Sittin' on a porch with a cat and a smoke
You know it's easy being low
In someone else's home

Tennis elbow painting sofas
With our remote in hand we sever the air
CNN, cooking in our barefeet
Listenin' to talkin' heads sayin' that we don't care

You touch the keys I'll keep the beat
Like sweeping up cigarettes from the night before
New clothes burning in the backyard
Dryin' out all our jokes, crouched behind open doors

You, I know
Seven letter draw for your double word score
And me here
Sittin' on a porch with a cat and a smoke
You know it's easy being low
In someone else's home

We love songs in the key on "C"
Hummin' all the words we know, we sing the ones we don't
Boxes folded with our laundry
Flippin' through these satellites, wonderin' why there's nothin' on the wall

Hangin' faces tied to levels
Our nails hammer, swing, holes in the wall
Fillin' up closests with our cameras
We'll recharge batteries we'll sharpen up our claws

You, I know
Seven letter draw for your double word score
And me here
Sittin' on a porch with a cat and a smoke
You know it's easy being low
In someone else's home
Track Name: My Autumn Chair
My Autumn Chair
(by Jesse Payne)

I know I sold you out
pushed by a watch
all rivers swing
until the harvest drought
under the crest of canvas heights

You were my autumn chair
calm and creakin'

If our hands could heal
would you golden the fall
to shoulder the air
or turn on your brightest wheel
hollowed by truth
your dust needs room

You were my autumn chair
calm and creakin'

You were my autumn chair
calm and creakin'
Track Name: Heavy Cotton Hands
Heavy Cotton Hands

Written by: Jesse Payne

Heavy Cotton Hands
(by Jesse Payne)
Cautious wheels
strongbox stove
shallow creek
drown my bones

Yeah we'll try to keep the lids closed
Yeah we'll try to keep the lids closed

A crippled roof
leaks the swell
on humble eyes
empty shelf

A glass embrace behind your couch falls
we tell ourselves

Heavy cotton hands hold us

Yeah we'll try to keep the lids closed
Yeah we'll try to keep the lids closed

Heavy cotton hands hold us