Montreal-Based Juvenile Jury Anxiously Gaze Inward on Grungy, ’90s-infused New Single “Third Eye”

 The best ’90s music was about looking inward, for better or for worse, with a somewhat critical eye, and Montreal-based alt-rock band Juvenile Jury capture that anxious, itchy introspection in their new yet very vintage-sounding single “Third Eye” from their new EP Proven Guilty.

With grungy guitars, loud-quiet dynamics, and subtle harmonies, “Third Eye” takes some of the most recognizable, intoxicating elements of ’90s grunge and alternative and reimagines it all for a contemporary audience.

Stop pretending 

It’s getting under my skin

It’s getting under my skin

Lately, I’ve been

Searching for my missing eye in the desert of my mind

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 There’s a pervasive feeling throughout the song of judging oneself before others can judge, and, ultimately, of feeling unknown. “Do you really think that I’m always cheering for life/ It may just be a disguise,” the narrator challenges. And yet the depressive outlook is juxtaposed with soaring melodies, hard-hitting beats, and, overall, the demand to be heard.

“Third Eye” is one of six songs on the band’s new EP Proven Guilty, which is the result of countless hours of practice, sweat, and tears. “It was very important that this EP felt and sounded as authentic as possible,” the band said. And so they at first set out to record and produce the project themselves, until they ran into problems capturing the drum sound and began enlisting the help of experts, including Montreal producer/engineer Peter Van Uytfanck, mixer Pete Hutchings, and mastering engineer Joe LaPorta.

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 “All of that left the EP sounding as big as ever, and for the rest of our lives we are going to be able to listen to something that we made and that is just magical,” the band said. “Hopefully, people like it as much as we do.”

Juvenile Jury is an alternative rock band bred in the suburbs of Montreal. Their unique sound is both primal and powerful, leading to a fierce, energetic, kaleidoscopic experience. The band’s sound oozes with the bubbling energy of the ’90s alternative rock scene while imbuing that sound with the breath of youth. The band is composed of Mark Turcotte on lead vocals and bass, Sacha Rose on lead guitar, and Jordann Daoust on drums.