Pittsburgh Event

Static Jacks Premiere “Wallflowers” Sneak Peak Video On FUSE TV/Club Cafe Pittsburgh 9/29

Click Here To Pre-Order ‘In Blue’ LP (Physical)

Click Here To Pre-Order ‘In Blue’ LP (Digital)

Tour Dates

09.22 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
09.23 – Cambridge, MA – Great Scott
09.24 – New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall
09.26 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
09.28 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
09.29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
10.02 – Washington, DC – DC9

‘In Blue’ LP Tracklisting

01  Horror Story
02  I’ll Come Back
03  Wallflowers
04  Home Again
05  We’re Alright
06  Katie Said
07  Ninety Salt
08  Decoder Ring
09  In Blue
10  People Don’t Forget
11  Greensleeves

Media

Click Here To Listen To “I’ll Come Back” Track On Rolling Stone

Click Here To Watch “I’ll Come Back” Video On PureVolume

Click Here To Listen To “Wallflowers” Single On Consequence Of Sound

 

Links

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YouTube

 

Tune into Fuse News on Fuse TV tonight at 8/7c to watch an exclusive interview with Static Jacks and catch a sneak preview of the new video for “Wallflowers” from the forthcoming In Blue LP. Static Jacks have also announced new headlining Fall tour dates in support of the LP, out September 30th via Old Friends Records. In Blue is available for pre-order via the band’s website and digitally throughiTunes. Digital pre-orders include the single “Wallflowers” available for download now.

BIO

We here at Static Jacks believe every new album should feel like a fresh start; A time for painting the walls a different color, or maybe just knocking holes in them… Maybe seeing if there’s anything cool stashed away in there, like stacks of money or whatever. “It’s all about the benjamins” – Puff Daddy (1997). With that in mind, we would like to introduce to you our sophomore long player, In Blue.

In the midst of extensive touring in support of our first album (If You’re Young, 2011) and followup EP (Spray Tan, 2012), we began to feel a transformation taking place. Without necessarily doing it consciously, we seemed to stop putting on quite so many Buzzcocks and Replacements songs in the van, and started putting on the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, and Christian Death. Unfortunately they sounded like shit because the van speakers are garbage (we also started listening to more Garbage), and at 65 mph the very frame of the vehicle produces a constant tone that the tuning apps on our phones approximate to be a high C#.

Upon returning from tour and beginning to write more material, the harshly fuzzed and often-creepy soundscapes created by these bands, further distorted by our sub-standard listening environment, began to creep into our consciousness. One of the early products of this was lead-off single “Wallflowers”. The energy of the first album and the tones of the second are wedded perfectly, forever and ever, never to be divorced, unlike the parents of ~ 50% of people reading this. And the man responsible for officiating that wedding is none other than Andrew Maury.

Having collaborated on various projects over the years, we decided Andrew Maury was, without a doubt, the man for the job. He just seemed to “get it”. We’d be all, “but do you, like, get it?”, and he’d be all “yeah you guys, I get it.” So as you can see, it was a no-brainer. His years of experience as both a producer and touring front of house mixer (Ra Ra Riot, Givers, RAC, Princeton, Mathieu Santos, Chairlift, Surfer Blood) have developed the skills and imagination required to bring our musical dreams to life, and manipulate them like so many little puppets.

And so we dug in. Making the short daily commute to Retromedia Studios in Red Bank NJ, we explored new territory with the wide-eyed wonder and curiosity of children. Tracking songs, deleting them and starting over, lifting from homemade demos, experimenting with the plethora of strange instruments at our disposal (pi-a-no?), were all crucial stepping stones along the path to completion.

In the end, we decided that we just want to watch the audience slowly headbang and lose their hearing. We believe In Blue offers us just that opportunity. It’s a record about not reaching one’s potential. It’s a record about doubting whether there even was any potential in the first place. It’s a record about buying another fuzz pedal and starting over.

-Static Jacks