Audio Jane is a female fronted atmospheric rock band from Connecticut that started as a recording project between two old high school friends, Sarah Pech and Mike Goldberg, in an effort to capture Pech's songs. Goldberg (of Musical Mandalas) had played with numerous bands throughout high school and college and had a reputation as a skilled lead guitarist and recording engineer. Pech had meanwhile been writing songs and playing rhythm guitar since the age of 13, when she forced friends to audition for her "band" by singing Cranberries songs repeatedly until they let her be lead singer. She started doing open mics at the age of 17 and never looked back.
The band's first EP A Full Bird's Wing, released in 2016, received rave reviews with the Huffington Post affirming "Audio Jane is just damn good." The follow up, 2017's Naive, was similarly well received and won Connecticut Album of the year in 2018 (CTNnow's Best of Hartford Reader's Poll). Audio Jane appeared on NPR's "Where we Live" and the track "Ocean" was featured on the CW show Nancy Drew.
In 2018, the band released their second full length album Letters, which was included in the Hartford Courant's top 20 albums by Connecticut artists that year. The song "I was Looking at You" was featured in the soundtrack of the film The Never List.
Later in 2018, Mike Ciunci of Poor Pluto, Basecamp and Blanket Jackson, joined Goldberg and Pech on drums and fit right in with his natural and intuitive style and joyful personality. In 2019, Nate Harris, the front man and guitarist/songwriter of the Screwdrivers and multi-instrumentalist in The Lonesome While and ISP, filled in the rhythm section with his dynamic and melodic bass lines and sweet harmonies.
The foursome recorded A Terrible Plan during the pandemic and released it in March of 2021. The Hartford Courant again named the album among Connecticut's top 20 albums of the year. In 2022, Audio Jane partnered with Red Room Sound Studio to record a live, analog version of their album Letters.
In 2021, Harris and Pech joined songwriting forces to co-write the band's next release. The band can be seen at festivals, breweries, and music venues around New England.
"Led by the serenely beautiful vocals of front woman Sarah Pech, 'A Terrible Plan' once again highlights the foursome’s penchant for writing wholly memorable songs that stick with you long after the record has stopped spinning." -Hartford Courant
"By weaving elements of shoegaze, dream pop, grunge and indie to hypnotic effect, Audio Jane have caught our attention with their contemplative and emotional tunes." -sensiblereason.com
"Audio Jane is just damn good.” -Huffington Post
NOTABLE VENUES: Warner Theatre Block Party, Torrington Hartford Taste Fest, Hartford New City Brewery, East Hampton The Jungle Room, Somerville Locapalooza, Bethany The State House, New Haven Cafe Nine, New Haven Silk City Festival, Manchester The Acoustic, Bridgeport International Make Music Day, West Hartford Daffodil Festival, Meriden Swan Day, New Britain Hartbeat Music Festival, Hartford The Ballroom at the Outer Space, Hamden Piano's, New York City
Live from rehearsal:
"White Lies" (Official Music Video)
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