Heirs to the expansive psych-fuzz explorations of bands like King Buffalo, Howling Giant and ASG, JAKETHEHAWK
merge the classic, riff-centric sound of proto-metal’s pioneers with the textures of psychedelic rock and progressive rock. They also draw heavy influences from the lush, wooded river valley they call home and its rich folk music tradition, embracing the oxymoronic moniker “Appalachian Desert Rock”, because it sums their sound up perfectly (and they like it).
“I think the sound of “Counting” is representative of our writing headspace as a band right now, kind of a more brazen attempt to blend psychedelia and ‘gazey’ elements with riff rock. These songs were written pretty quickly after our last record was released and with little master plan other than a sense that this was the place to go next sonically. This record, for me, is in many ways a series of ruminations on the inevitable changes in life and I think an attempt find peace with the great deceit that is inherent in the human condition.” comments guitarist and vocalist John Huxley.
New album ‘Hinterlands’ will be issued on February 19th through Ripple Music and available to preorder in the following formats:
– LTD test press vinyl (35 copies)
– LTD edition LP (clear vinyl w/ heavy green and purple splatter)
– Black vinyl
– LTD edition digipack
2. Ochre and umber
3. Interzone Mantra
4. Still Life
5. Uncanny Valley
Formed in 2016, JAKETHEHAWK has always sought to synthesize the classic, riff-centric sound of proto-metal’s pioneers with the textures of psychedelic rock and progressive rock. Additionally, heavy influence is drawn from the band’s home turf – both from the the lush, wooded river valley and from the rich tradition of folk music that still blossoms here. Really, it would be disingenuous for a band from this place to call themselves “desert rock”; much as the landscape and the culture shaped the music of the Palm Desert scene in the early 90’s, so too does Jakethehawk embrace the influence from their homeland. The band embrace their self-given, oxymoronic moniker, “Appalachian Desert Rock” because, they feel it sums these things up; but more importantly than that, they like it.2020 sees core members Huxley, Lober and Lober adding guitarist and “sometimes vocalist” Josh Emery to the band as a permanent member to expand their sonic palette in both a live and studio setting.
John Huxley — Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Jordan Lober — Drums
Justin Lober — Bass, Vocals
Josh Emery — Guitar, Vocals
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