Appalachian rock purveyors Jakethehawk stream the second single »June« taken from their new full-length album, »Hinterlands«, to be released on February 19th, 2021 via Ripple Music.
02. Ochre And Umber
03. Interzone Mantra
04. Still Life
05. Uncanny Valley
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:
Pittsburgh heavy rockers Jakethehawk release a post-metal infused second track taken from their new album »Hinterlands«, due out February 19th on Ripple Music. Get into the dark and dramatic convolutions of »June« exclusively via The Obelisk!
Heirs to the expansive psych-fuzz explorations of bands like Bask, 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). Fresh-sounding, self-reflective and definitely inspiring, »Hinterlands« won’t left you unmoved.
“»Hinterlands« pushes outward into new ranges of progressive melody driven both by airy guitar effects for a post-rock vibe and the vocals of guitarist/keyboardist John Huxley across six songs and a dynamic 38 minutes that build on influences from the likes of The Ocean, Opeth and maybe even Between the Buried and Me as much as Elder or any number of their acolyte heavy-made-prog outfits.” reviews The Obelisk editor.
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
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