Stolen Jars fits parts into wholes. The songs on Kept, their upcoming album, loop and build until each element feels inseparable from those that surround it. Its orchestration is at once disorienting and complimentary. “Waves,” the album’s opener, loops agile guitar melodies, bass notes sliding underneath to give each iteration an entirely different mood. On the title track, “Kept,” singers Cody Fitzgerald, age 21, and Molly Grund, age 20, ebb in and out of phase before coming together for each chorus.

“I’m interested in hocketing – the way two riffs begin to sound together as one,” says Fitzgerald, who wrote the album in the two years following Stolen Jars’ self-titled debut. The process, like the compositions themselves, evolved slowly. Fitzgerald composed and layered parts in his bedroom, tinkering to ensure precision. With Grund, he built vocal melodies around the tracks. The lyrics are as much sonic as they are literary. It’s the sound of words that moves each track along. Once the album was finished, it was mixed by Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs’ w h o k i l l, Nikki Nak, Deerhoof, WHY?) and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem).

On Kept, Fitzgerald worked to expand the fidelity, instrumentation, and scope. It’s a larger, deeply ambitious record.

Stolen Jars shares first single "Folded Out" from forthcoming new album 'Kept'. Stolen Jars will embark on a tour starting July 26th in Brooklyn, NY

Stolen Jars shares first single “Folded Out”

Stolen Jars includes members Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund. Today, they share their single “Folded Out” from their upcoming album Kept. “I’m interested in hocketing-the way two riffs begin to sound together as one,” says Fitzgerald,

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