There were tons of releases this week, whether you wanted orchestrally-aligned pop like Belle and Sebastian or something along the psych vein, like Amen Dunes. But, I hope you looked into picking up the Jack Name album, as it’s one of the more diverse listens we’re likely to hear all year (I know that’s bold considering it’s January). There are marks of various influences from glam to funk and beyond, so why not take another listen to the latest single from the album. Be sure to pick up Weird Moons from Castle Face today!
Due to Internet blog strategy, I haven’t been able to share this tune with you, so if you’ve jammed to it, you’re free to skip. Jack Name‘s quickly earning a special place in my heart with his latest slew of singles; this tune in particular has his voice hiding in the song’s mix, though you can hear the eerie pop sensibility sliding through. I like how he chose to leave it as such, as he clearly could have turned that up and left the number as just a bombastic pop hit…it still is in my mind. This is just another reason I’m looking forward to the tunes that will come on Weird Moons, which is released on January 20th via Castle Face Records.
Jack Name has worked with a lot of your favorite heroes, and in doing so, he’s built a following all his own. His music’s something of an outlier, at least upon the first listen to his new song. There’s a synthesized beat that serves as the backbone, while the darkness of his vocals is so enchanting that I can’t pull myself away from it. He’s also got the approval of John Dwyer, who he’ll be touring with (including this week’s Austin date at Hotel Vegas); Dwyer will also be releasing Jack’s Weird Moons LP on his Castle Face imprint in January of next year.