Pop Extravaganza, A Providential Trapdoor
Jetenderpaul guys got together in mid-May 2006 to work on their epic indie-pop
song, A Providential Trapdoor. After a long hiatus, the band
is back with an orch-pop outing that
rivals anything the group has floated to date. A nine minute song…
It may seem like an odd step. As those familiar with the group know,
jtp songs range from about 1 minute, 30 seconds to 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
Not a lot of room for noodling. Yet those tiny tunes still packed
a powerful punch with hooks aplenty and melodies crammed to the rafters.
The longer format, or jtp.lf, allows for themes to fill out even more and
for new experiments to run wild.
The song has
been growing over the last year since Jared Miller, Bobby Cave, and Greg
Franklin first started working on it in a west Olathe, Kansas, basement.
Randall Stephens added bits and pieces in May. In this latest incarnation,
the song has grown even longer, with a new intro and outro. It’s
also become more melodically complex with each pass. It should appeal
to all fans of jtp and to pure pop enthusiast of all stripes.
on a release date and format will come soon.
to Bobby Cave and Jeff Teel
cheers for Cave and Teel (aka chainsaw). The Cave family has a new
edition, a baby boy. Jeff Teel recently tied the knot with his sweetheart.
Miller New Stuff
Miller has accepted a job with the FBI in Washington, D. C, where he lives
with his wife. Randall Stephens teaches history at Eastern Nazarene
College in the Boston area and is completing his manuscript on southern
pentecostalism to be published by Harvard University Press. Stephens
is also editor of The Journal of Southern
Religion and associate editor of Historically