Appalachian desert rockers Jakethehawk presents their sophomore full-length album, »Hinterlands«, which just dropped on February 19th, 2021 via Ripple Music.
Says the band: “»Hinterlands« is out today on whatever platform you like! Thanks so much to everyone who was a part of making this happen and to all of our friends. We hope you enjoy the album as much as we enjoyed writing it.
Thanks again to Todd and everyone at Ripple Music for the support!”
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04. Still Life
05. Uncanny Valley
From Ripple Music:
Pittsburgh’s heavy, progressive and self-proclaimed “Appalachian Rock” foursome Jakethehawk unleash beauty upon this world with their captivating and doomgazing new album »Hinterlands«, premiering in its entirety via Invisible Oranges ahead of its release this Friday 19th February on Ripple Music.
“The band’s latest effort Hinterlands both tenderly and heavily delivers that “ethereal” experience that much noisier acts seek and fail to deliver. (…) Soaring along with frontman and guitarist John Huxley’s atmospheric howling and riffage serves to re-solidify the band’s angle on introducing the tenets of psych-rock into the heavier spaces we are all already accustomed to. Hinterlands is all atmosphere, all power, and all emotion at once.” describe Invisible Oranges.
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!
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