Heirs to the expansive psych-fuzz explorations of progressive stoner acts like King Buffalo, Howling Giant or Bask, JAKETHEHAWK draws heavy influences from the lush, wooded river valley they call home and its rich folk music tradition, embracing the oxymoronic moniker “Appalachian desert rock”. Brazenly blending psychedelia and shoegaze with riff rock, ‘Hinterlands’ won’t left you unmoved. Fresh-sounding, self-reflective and definitely inspiring! Watch the band’s video for “Counting“.
“Jakethehawk’s brand of prog-infused desert jams are more akin to a crisp fall afternoon where the changing leaves sway in the wind and float their way down to the earth below.” Metal Injection
“Hinterlands is nothing short of exceptional.” The Metal Epidemic
“A spellbinding collection of epic songs that drifts from one style of psychedelic stoner rock and metal to another that you wouldn’t expect.” Outlaws of the Sun
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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