I’m honestly surprise that Stone Jack Jones isn’t getting more attention on his latest release; I think it might be his best work to date…if anyone was asking. This long ranged plodding track is really something worth immersing yourself inside today; I found the percussive element alone quite entrancing. That doesn’t even get into SJJ’s vocal performance; there’s this barely audible fragility in his delivery, yet still so intimate and casual in its position within the song. Add those two bits with the heavy string arrangements swirling throughout, and it’s just brilliant. Please give it some time; Black Snake will be out on September 13th via YK Records.
Stone Jack Jones has only been in my musical orbit for a few years; I had no idea who he was until our friends at Western Vinyl shared Ancestor (and later Love & Torture) with the world. He’s back with the forthcoming Black Snake, and for some reason, this new single just feels like home. It has the artistry and nostalgia I was raised upon by my parents, though a careful ear will reveal these textural layers that are quite fascinating; I’m quite fond of the way the backing vocals were recorded here. I could probably write an essay about how this melody or that note struck a chord with me, but really, I just want you to partake in this track, maybe you’ll find a bit of yourself inside. If so, Black Snake is out on September 13th via YK Records.
Jasmin Kaset is a very busy musician who you may know from her time in satirical punk band Birdcloud or possibly from her work under the moniker You Drive. Well prior to her time spent in satire, Kaset actually released two solo records on her own. Back to her solo self, we are happy to premiere this new video for the lovely single “Slow Motion Lover” off her recently released album Tuxedo. The track is a beautiful, mellowed out and quiet tune currently putting me in one hell of a trance. I do hope you enjoy it.
One of the great things I love about Sleep Good is that they pop up out of nowhere, just when things seem to have gotten stale. This last week, Will Patterson’s project dropped Bohemian Grove, the latest full length; it might also be the best work he’s crafted to date. I like the fact that it’s all styled similarly, though each track takes on its own role in the record. For instance, “Bombay” opens up the record with this relaxed, almost beach-laden, vibe; it has this light vocal that floats throughout. Then, “Ridin High” takes on this crooner charm, though the backing vocals hold a similar lineage to the opener. Take the journey through Bohemian Grove below; grab the LP version from YK Records.