June Pastel Debut Single “Without A Phrase” Is A Crossover Between Jazz & Indie Rock

For ruminative/laidback days

Photo: Anthony Lupacchino

Baltimore-based artist June Pastel tweaks indie rock with a playful jazz flair in his debut single “Without A Phrase.” Initially, the smooth stings and mild edginess carry you away before June Pastel surprises you by throwing in a splash of jazz. Such subtle touch adds richness to the song, showcasing June’s craft of using small details to make large melodic effects. Stream below:

Venezuelan-American Anthony Peńa is the mastermind behind June Pastel, who is preparing to roll out his debut EP later this year. He has show dates coming up next month:

3/16 – New Americana (Baltimore, MD, USA)

3/17 – The Power Tower (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

3/18 – Spark Art Space (Syracuse, NY, USA)

3/20 – Hojoko (Boston, MA, USA)

3/21 – Trans Pecos (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

3/22 – The Otherside (Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA)

3/23 – Songbyrd Café (Washington, DC, USA)