“I Love You Means I’m Lucky” out NOW!!
John David & Jerks are a Minneapolis based, pond-hockey loving, indie rock/Americana band active since 2008. John David & the Jerks cultivate the great song writing process and are influenced by The Band, Neil Young and The Rolling Stones.
The Jerks have released two full length records, 2008 “Present & Voluntary” & 2010 “Letters from America” (recorded at The Pachyderm, Canon Falls, Minnesota). They have since released multiple singles and are releasing their 3rd full length album titled “I Love You Means I’m Lucky” on Friday, August 3rd, 2018. “I Love You Means I’m Lucky” will come out on sonaBLAST! Records (Louisville, Kentucky) and was recorded at the Pearl Recording Studio in NE Minneapolis along with drummer/producer Peter
Anderson of the Honeydogs.
Recent single “I’ll Die of Grief“ was featured on the “City Pages – Local Frames: 5 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos”, as well as Minnesota Public Radio The Current’s “Friday Five” top Minnesota Music Videos. Single “Every Little Road” was also featured on The Current’s “Friday Five” as well as Minnesota Public Radio’s Local Show on 89.3 The Current KCMP. The Jerks have also received regular support from Minneapolis based Fresh Air Radio KFAI.
On January 31, 2018 John David & the Jerks signed a recording deal with sonaBLAST Records
(Louisville, KY). This partnership will no doubt bring the Jerks’ songs to a wider audience for years to come.
VIDEOS & LINKS
"I LOVE YOU MEANS I'M LUCKY"
1 Blizzard Road (3:48)*
2 Snow on a Coal Mine (3:48)*
3 Yellow Moon (3:50)*
4 Swedish Dream (4:28)*
5 I’ll Die of Grief (3:46)
6 I Only Want Your Love (2:37)
7 Every Little Road (4:09)*
8 Ever Hear (4:14)
9 Come on Home (2:17)
10 Oh Savannah (3:17)
11 Must We Break (3:39)
12 Friend Like You (4:14)*
Here are a couple of words from the lead singer John David :
Every single day I wake up in Minneapolis and go forward following the faint glimmer of a song levitating inside my mind; eager and all the time afraid it could vanish. I don’t know what happens to the spirit during the delicate design of sleep, but every day I wake up with desire; an ambition dictated by an affection brought on me when most defenseless. I go forward mirroring that vision against all of the life I know; the love, the longing, the beauty & awe, the separation from loved ones, the togetherness again, the death, and of course the gratitude and rebirth. It is the gratitude that lies underneath it all for me, the appreciation for all the experience life might have to hurl my humble direction. Rock n Roll is because of this, among the highest order; bringing the stories of our life to a resounding and transferable passage. For everything within, I say I love you, and for everything within, I say thank you. That is what “I Love You Means I’m Lucky” is to me.