Jets Overhead are releasing a new album on June 12th, called Boredom and Joy. The Victoria, B.C. group offers up lush midtempo magic that takes listeners on a kiddie roller coaster ride; it’s gentle, but exhilarating nonetheless. As we creep closer to the Junos — where Jets Overhead received a nomination for Best New Group in 2007 — here’s “I Should Be Born,” a track they played to an enthusiastic audience at April 2010’s Coachella Music Festival.
Behrnsie has a love for music that dare not speak its name. He attends many shows and can often be found counting out the beats for no discernible reason. He played alto saxophone in his middle school jazz band, where he was best known for infuriating his instructor when it was revealed that he played everything by ear, and could not in fact read music. He takes great pride that this is the same talent/affliction that got Tori Amos kicked out of the Peabody Academy. He does not live in his parents’ basement….except during the holidays.