Friday, June 5, 2015
Sick Sad World - Fear and Lies
This isn't the skatboarding Jones' first rodeo, as he is a vet of harder edged bands, but to our knowledge this is his first pop project. His mastery of the vocabulary is obvious, but what makes it really special is his ability to put his own spin on guitar pop. The result is songs with personality and an accessibility the inspires me to sing along (I apologize in advance to those within earshot). Without being the least bit saccharine, they are sunny tunes that remind me of how happy I am that summer is here. So I'll leave you to to sample the goods. It is beer-thirty and I'm going down to the car, opening the sun roof and putting on Fear and Lies very loud.
Fear and Lies is out now via Seattle's Help Yourself Records. Source the digital at the Bandcamp link or get the vinyl with a digital download at the next link down. The record was recorded at Olympia's Dub Narcotic Studio with Jake playing all of the instruments.
link for vinyl
Help Yourself Records