This El Paso band has had a busy month.  They’re fresh off an opening spot for a Nico Vega show in their hometown that took place earlier this month.   They’re on the brink of releasing their debut album before month’s end.  And, now they’re featured in a popolio pop quiz.  They have an interesting concept when it comes to their  pseudonym (see Question 13) and they share an interesting old school joint (see music video bel0w) that I hadn’t seen before. I also liked how they tied most of their answers back to their music.  Without further ado,  check it out and enjoy!

May 22, 2009

Name:   Jayden’s Playground
Genre:  Indie/Ambient/Pop/Trip Hop
Forthcoming Release:  All She Knows (Self-Released)
Release Date:   Late May 2009 (tentative)

This, That, or the Other

1. Underground OR Mainstream? Wherever the crowd takes us.

2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)??? We want to be able to support ourselves financially while maintaining our integrity and vision 🙂3. Studio or Stage? Stage!  It paints a picture for the listeners.4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Both.  Music provides satisfaction for us spiritually by giving us an out of body feeling as we perform for crowds.  It is also the most important aspect of our lives providing us and the audience the utmost listening pleasure.

5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? All three!  We have our simple yet delightful love songs accompanied by the sweet melodies played on the piano, our ambient music with sultry lyrics and smooth guitar setting the mood for our listeners, and of course our heavy, overdriven songs with great deep tones and fast beats on the drums to finish the night off!

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is our  inspiration for life.
7. We’re musically inspired by Portishead, Bjork, Blonde Redhead, Sia, Imogen Heap, Massive Attack, and The Roots.
8. Our favorite old school joint is “Teardrop” by Massive Attack.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Superman (Sal), Catwoman (Jamie), Batman (Erik).
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll.

Short Answer
11. We make music because:  It’s our drug and nothing can heal a person’s soul better than a rockin’ song with the perfect lyrics, melodies, and beats to fit your every emotion.
12. We want our fans to:  Sing the lyrics at the shows if they know them and dance if they feel like it!
13. If we could share one thing about ourselves it would be:  Each of our songs are written from all 3 of our life experiences, but are told through Jayden (our own fictional character) living those experiences.  The listener will be able to identify him/herself as Jayden.  Jayden’s “Playground” is where she finds serenity and peace and where she finds that is through music…that is her playground.
14. Wild Card! One day we will tour Europe!
15. We want our musical legacy to be:  The small, bass-less, original band that made it out of a town where the music scene is thriving very slowly.


Listen to “Heart Invasion” from the forthcoming Jayden’s Playground debut release, All She Knows.  Go to their MySpace Page for more.   

Jayden’s Playground’s favorite old school joint!