The partnership between The Jackets and King Khan, when the former hired the latter to produce the Queen of the Pill sessions, resulted in the band's strongest and rhythmically diverse songwriting. Whatever the band learned in the studio has a carry-over effect on The Jackets' new single, Pie In The Sky/Misery of Man. With this single, the band is yet again striking a good balance between graceful harmonies and guitar-driven melodies.
Pie In The Sky/Misery of Man is the band’s first release on their new venture, Wild Noise Records, with both sides of the single holding polar opposite songwriting directions. The A-side’s title track plays out like a polyrhythmic dream due to frontwoman Jack Torera’s vocal work acting as an auxiliary instrument to her hypnotic-pacing guitar work over the mid-tempo cadences from her co-conspirator, Chris Rosales. The lyrics hold a degree of ambiguity with the circumstances of starting over somewhere in life with the chosen language allowing people to interpret their own story on the story of Torera’s invisible protagonist. The B-side with "Misery of Man" holds the band's signature reverb n fuzz garage beat sound. Ever confident and commanding are Torera's vocals, but the standout addition is her ability to theremin-ize her throat for added effects upon the song's conclusion.
Finding a balance between staying honest with where an artist comes from and incorporating growth into your art is a challenging feat, and The Jackets are straddling this development in fine form. Pie In The Sky/Misery of Man shows The Jackets have new tools at their disposal, and it will be exciting to see the future for these three and the direction their songwriting heads next.
You can order a copy of Pie In The Sky/Misery of Man through Wild Noise Records.
Album review by Eli Grisham.
Rock 'n' Roll/Automotive Journalist, Influencer, Editor and Publisher of Gearhead Magazine,
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