The dynamic gives Jensen a chance to step aside from the spotlight. Though he plays most everything on the record, Taylor's vocals are the main focus now, with Jensen taking an occasional lead but mostly providing backup support. This change offers illumination to the title of the band's first CD.

"I've never enjoyed or felt comfortable in the spotlight, even as a kid. It's a faux light. I think it takes either a starving or mature person to handle such a thing. At this point in my life, I'm neither. I was very happy to find that Ashley was capable and willing to take on the responsibility part of that, and her voice is so impressive it makes a lot of sense for me to step back and find a more stable role.

Because the Kickstarter page pictured only Jensen and Taylor, people have approached Ashley, wondering whether she's the "loyal wife." In truth, it was Jensen's way of giving a shout-out to his own loyal wife, and it wasn't originally his first choice for a name.

Loyal Wife: Keeping the faith
Loyal Wife: Keeping the faith

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"I wanted to name the band Yell Aware," Jensen says. "As a joke, I posted a poll on Facebook about it. No one liked it but my wife, Annelise. So, I posted another poll with the name Loyal Wife included. I don't think anyone liked it, either, but Ashley did, so we went with it. For me, it's a bit of a homage to Annelise, but, honestly, she's too cool to care about what name my band chooses to answer to."

After their success on Kickstarter, Loyal Wife need only answer to the loyal fans who ponied up enough money to stretch a proposed EP to the splendid full-length, but you almost wonder whether the Kickstarter experience changes the relationship between artist and appreciator. Might they begin to act as if they own the band?

"I think, if anything, they are more invested fans! They have this sense of pride for helping out and seem more excited for everything we do. It's pretty awesome," Taylor says.

"We can't express our gratitude in words to our Kickstarter backers. We took repayment very seriously. Some declined the rewards because they just wanted to help, but all pledge perks have been perked. The only thing we owe our backers now is a video. Our next video could get really interesting with all those who have paid for a role in it."

"I even drew blood to sign thank-you cards for those who earned that Kickstarter reward," Jensen says. And, he stresses, he didn't have a safety pin in the house, so he used a knife and scissors.

"To any that feel they didn't get their money's worth: You got my blood. How much more can you ask?"

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LDS_BeSt
LDS_BeSt

Yes! This is still going!

The best part about perpetual posts about me is that it helps my SEO rankings. Thanks!

-Desertally. Oops! I mean, Sunsetally.

P.S. Please include more keywords like "sexy" "charming" and "delicious"

justthefacts
justthefacts

Nearly 1,500 edits in 16 months, and they're all edits to his own label, band, or famous Mormon people pages. Dude needs to get a life. Like, seriously.

>David Jensen edits Wikipedia under the name "Desertally". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Desertally

dave_the_wiki_maniac
dave_the_wiki_maniac

This guy David Paul Jensen is the biggest troll on the internet. Thank you to "davesucks" for providing us with the Wikipedia information. Dave does indeed "edit" under the name "desertally". His Sunset Alliance user name is "sunsetally", which was also his first Wikipedia username before changing it to "desertally". David is basically guilty of what Wikipedia calls a C.O.I. (conflict of interest) because he exclusively edits his own pages like a loser. Dave used to have a Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/davidpjensen, but after all the crap he pulled on that site slandering people and posting hateful bullshit, Facebook permanently deleted his account. He is not very bright.

Jensen_Pretension
Jensen_Pretension

David's mommy loves Romney, too. Her main Facebook photo is her shaking hands with the Racist-in-Chief. The douche doesn't drip far from the...well, let's just say vagina.

Check this hilarity out:
https://www.facebook.com/donna.moench.hopkins

Oh, how the rich, elite east Mesa Mormons love to party together. Davey comes from good stock, you know! The white, rich, Mormon kind.

SamBlack2Black
SamBlack2Black

P.S. This is planets and stars above that Before Braile shit. Sorry. Or, you're welcome. Whichever you prefer.

SamBlack2Black
SamBlack2Black

This band has seemingly come across some really fucking horrible sounding people. I feel the urge to say something. I've been in this town a long time. I downloaded a digital copy of Fox Light. Listened a few times. Surprised by it. Not my cup of tea, but I might go back to it. Cheers to New Times/Dominic/the band for contributing to music to AZ. Ultimately, the music is all that matters anyway. People can be dicks, actually all of us can. Browsing through, what I see is negative comments don't have real names attached and positive comments do? (or are those fake names possibly?)  Anyway, don't let it getcha down. No one really cares about this stuff. A band can't take attacks seriously that aren't relative to their music anyway.

MiSonKim
MiSonKim

Soju wakers, chill! Just enjoy the ride. Solid band. Great female vocals. Cool mix w/ the guy. Great players all round. Kickstarter vid was tight. That song is bloody briiilllllll.

DanielBennion
DanielBennion

I listened to the album and it was awesome! I will enjoy it for years to come :)

dilly bird
dilly bird

Mitt would take away David Paul Jensen familys food stamps ahaha

Mormons For President
Mormons For President

Hahahahahahaha! What kind of a fucking idiot would admit to that? Thanks for 'liking' the above comment, Dave. It's good to know what a fucking retard you are. Anyone who would vote for Romney needs to suck a bag of dicks.

Crybaby Bullshit
Crybaby Bullshit

It's funny "Money17" is prompting others to use their real names, yet he hides himself. The only person that hates Eric Cheroske as much as "Money17" is Dave Jensen. This is an old story: band gets signed to shitty pseudo-major label, band fails miserably (as everyone thought they would), band blames label. Classic crybaby bullshit from a complete narcissist. If Dave wasn't a total asshole things might have gone differently for him, but the reality of the situation is that he is an abject failure in all areas of his life because he can't control his emotions. Pretty funny. Good thing he has the Moron church and Mommy and Daddy Warbucks to fall back on. What an idiot.

Guest
Guest

Hahaha! No shit.

Guest
Guest

David Paul Jensen is a fucking liar. If you look at the link below you will see that the editor on Wikipedia that goes by the name "Desertally" is OBVIOUSLY David Paul Jensen. His first Wiki edit in December was to start a page for his own record label, Sunset Alliance. If you peruse every edit after you will discover that a remarkable percentage of subjects edited by "Desertally" are directly related to Jensen, from his own bands to bands that have been on his label to political Mormons who's webpages he decided to edit for content and spelling. Dave is a sociopath. Plain and simple. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Desertally

David Paul Jensen
David Paul Jensen

Thanks Fabio. I feel the same about you. And you're right, this cybermenace is a true coward. It's nice to have people use their names and stand up for whats right and decent. I appreciate you guys. I think we have made this all clear and we can let the stalker get back to talking to himself. For the record, sunsetally has been my username since 1999. Desertally is not me, is not directed by me, and has no association with me. But since all this has been brought to my attention, I appreciate all Desertally's work and effort in behalf of my label, my bands, the bands I associated with, and friends in Arizona music scene(s). Clearly Desertally has spent a lot of valuable, selfless time. There needs to be more people like Desertally who build up, rather than tear down. We should salute people like this, not attack them. This town/scene can greatly benefit from this work and supporting one another. Much love and respect. dave

Candice
Candice

Dudes and everyone, i loved that night at hard rock...!!! man Loyal Wife sounds so awesome, and Ashley, you rock i still here your voice in my head...girl ride on!! i love the band altogether the songs Dave creates and the lyrics are always good for me because passion and yet question sometimes uncertain....thats what this whole mystery of life is....everyone experiencing it in different ways and expressing it in different ways...so ya ride on!!! and when its put into music and backed up by rad sounds and vibes from the instruments and energies behind it!!! this fills my soul....i love it....i also grew up listeing to the grunge times, love the expression in music.....thanks you all rock!!! oh and as far as a comment negative...o well....the people have rights to express too but at least yours can be put into music and ...it also reminds me of an old zen story....once an amazing person and his disciples(students and friends) were walking and another person comes up and spits and calls them pathetic and so on...and the disciples are like what aren't you gunna do something and there teacher says,  "If someone gifts you a big load of poo poo would you keep it and save it ??" lol    any way ,, loyal wife im a fan and thanks for gifting me your music, Peace, candice.....

Guest
Guest

Circle the wagons!! HA HA

McKane Davis
McKane Davis

I've played in bands with Dave several times and known him personally for 2 decades. Very genuine and honest guy. He's also not afraid to tell you what he thinks... which is probably why he has an anonymous hater here. Personal accusations should be handled in person, or at the very least in private. Back to the music... It's awesome and has lots of layers. Really loved the album on first listen and still do.

Fabio Jafet
Fabio Jafet

No anonymous name here. Dave is one of the most talented artists I have worked with and I have worked with some of the best. Look it up. As long as critics post as anonymous the more idiotic and cowardly your posts become. If you have nothing better to do than throw insults under the disguise o anonymous, than I suggest you pick up a hobby or work on your own skills. I worked with Dave from the Before Braille days and he is one of my best friends and one of the best people I know. I despise people who don't have the balls to post their real names. Cowards.

I Call Bullshit
I Call Bullshit

Dave Jensen posts as "Sunsetally" on Sunsetalliance.com. He posts as "Desertally" on Wikipedia.org. Dave is a liar. It doesn't take a Rocket Surgeon to figure out that Dave is a piece of shit who's only defender is himself, hiding behind an infinite amount of anonymous usernames. Truly pathetic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Desertally

Swingdabs
Swingdabs

HAHAHA, I just read some people's comments about why the band is named what it is. I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG time. To think of Dave cheating on Annelise is already too funny, then to say the band is named after her for staying with him...that's too much! HAHAHA, this comment thread is awesome. Whomever you are, you need to realize that no matter what you think Dave may have done to you, attacking his religious beliefs, marriage, friends and family doesn't give creedence to your point. In fact, it makes you out to be the tool, not Dave. Thank you, though, for making me laugh as hard as I did. What must be going through your head? (inside head of anonymous commenter) Grrr, Dave screwed me over years ago, and his new album is really good, and he has friends who helped him get it made, and his wife is hot, so I'm gonna go really rain on his parade by commenting in the New Times, but how can I get him good? I know! Instead of just talking about how Dave screwed me over, I'm going to fabricate infidelity, attack his friends and family, and take a big dump on Joseph Smith and Mormons in general. That'll show 'em!! That is sure to make me out to be a reliable source! Oh, and for good measure, I'm gonna wish cancer upon him! Hooray for Karma! (end view inside Dave's stalker's head) Please, whomever you are, please keep posting. Your projections are so incredibly entertaining.

Curitiba31
Curitiba31

WOW, this album is absolutely amazing!! Seriously, the music is SO good, if you haven't yet bought the album, go to ITunes right now and get it! PS: More songs with the girl vocalist, she is amazing! Why aren't some of these songs on the radio?

Drexden Davis
Drexden Davis

I've played in bands with Dave and his label put out two of my band's albums. I've had nothing but good experiences with David Jensen or his label.

KC_Royals!
KC_Royals!

Great article. I had always wondered what happened to Art for Starters. I hope that this band sticks around.

Checked out the album too...man is it great! Songs like "Cut the Rope" have the ringing guitar sounds of Awake and Alert, while others like "If I hold Up" have more of the Art for Starters feel...At the same time, it is all a sound of its own. Loved it!

Finally, does Bob Hoag ever do stuff that doesn't sound good?

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Pretty Sad
Pretty Sad

It's pretty sad that the only non-negative comments on this story are from Dave Jensen himself. I sense a conflict of interest.

Guest
Guest

Just like Joseph Smith, David Paul Jensen is a pathetic, delusional, lying piece of shit that only the dullest in society believe or tolerate.

Please check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S... to see what this fucking loser clown is up to when he's not CHEATING ON HIS WIFE.

FUCKUDAVID
FUCKUDAVID

Royal Queef is Kolab compared to all of David Paul Jensens other tshirt slinging shit bands

Drexden Davis
Drexden Davis

This is an album that keeps getting better and better the more I listen to it. Production is great, songwriting is strong, musicianship is stellar. Props to all who worked on it. Nice to see great music still coming out of the East Valley.

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stinkfinger
stinkfinger

Apparently, they didn't like it for long since it ain't there now.

IfICouldHieToKolob
IfICouldHieToKolob

I'm 40. I live at my mom's house. I drive a hip, faded out 1998, 2-door Honda. I sleep all day and I pathetically stalk Dave Jensen at night and jealously make fun of all local bands and Mormons. When I'm not checking porn, I'm checking my own web pages to see if anyone cares about me. Who am I? My initials are LL, but I aint cool, J. 

Candice
Candice

I see the Loyal Wife banner on the front page of stinkweeds.com, not sure what stinkfinger is looking at. (Apparently this is another inaccurate post about Loyal Wife?)

 
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