Appalachian rock torchbearers Jakethehawk stream the new single »Ochre And Umber« taken from their forthcoming full-length album, »Hinterlands«, set to release on February 19th, 2021 via Ripple Music.
02. Ochre And Umber
03. Interzone Mantra
04. Still Life
05. Uncanny Valley
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Appalachian rock torchbearers Jakethehawk release »Ochre And Umber« single; new album »Hinterlands« out soon on Ripple Music.
Pittsburgh heavy psych and progressive rock four piece Jakethehawk release the third excerpt taken from their upcoming full-length »Hinterlands«, out February 19th on Ripple Music. Stream »Ochre And Umber« now courtesy of Metal Injection!
“While desert rock traditionally conjures images of dry cacti and the beating sun on a blazing hot summer day, 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. Fans of Howling Giant, King Buffalo, Bask and the like will soak up.” – Metal Injection
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”. Fresh-sounding, self-reflective and definitely inspiring, »Hinterlands« won’t leave you unmoved.
“This track is sort of a rumination on what some people who have had near death experiences have reported…. sort of a light at the end of the tunnel. I think I gravitated toward Autumn imagery for this because I love that time of year and it also felt thematically appropriate. Also, we used a ton of Stratocaster on this song for that extra spank and jangle.” comments vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist John Huxley.
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