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29-11-2014, 16:07
Music | Country | Pop | Alternative

Jack Kerowax - Kerowax (2014)

Artist: Jack Kerowax
Title Of Album: Kerowax
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Country/Pop/Americana
Label: St. Cait Records
Quality: MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 40:31
Total Size: 108 Mb

1. Fever (4:46)
2. Moonshine Barber (3:55)
3. Stella (4:31)
4. Empire State (5:09)
5. Violet (3:46)
6. Bliss (3:19)
7. Ten Year War (3:51)
8. Terrible Eyes (3:47)
9. Fancy Cigarette (3:41)
10. Huck Finn's Hideout (3:41)

”Jack Kerowax” is the debut album by this pop-influenced Americana band fronted by singer-songwriter Johnny Beauford. The group is composed of musicians from several Dallas/Fort Worth bands. The 10-track album was recorded, mixed, and mastered solely on analog equipment at Ferralog Studios in Dallas (Out November 25th on St Cait Records.)

Jack Kerowax arose out of friendships, collaborations and rehearsals in northeastern Texas. Looking for sidemen to perform on what he intended to be a full-length solo album, Johnny Beauford began playing with local musicians Garrett Padgett (Deadmoon Choir & Bravo, Max!), Nathan Adamson (The Hazardous Dukes) and Chase McMillan (Goodnight Ned). A weekly residency at a Dallas-area cafe gave the guys time to develop out a warm, fuzzed-out blend of Americana arrangements and pop hooks. Before long, the solo project turned into a full-fledged band. The Jack Kerowax were born.

During tracking and after completing sessions the band played 50+ shows over an 18 month period, opening for national acts Bobby Bare Jr. Night Moves, My Jerusalem, The Bunny Gang, Eric McFadden and more. The band took an extended break from live performances in preparation for the albums’ release. Bassist Chase McMillan was later replaced by assistant engineer for the album, Nash Griggs.

“Our influences range from classic country to Lou Reed”, says Beauford, a prolific songwriter and occasional solo artist who also fronts the rock group Bravo, Max! “Lyrically, this record is full of condensed short stories. Most of the stuff I write has some pretty dark undertones, and the music in response, usually seems to have some equally dark overtones. However, there are good times — and despite popular opinion, it is possible to be inspired by joy as easily as depression or anger”.

The album’s lead single, “Ten Year War”, mixes thick harmonies, guitar arpeggios and gauzy keyboards into a cautionary love song. “It touches on falling in love with a country or religion or person or obsession that may very well turn its back on you”, says Beauford, who sings the tune in a warm, wounded baritone. Meanwhile, songs like “Huck Finn’s Hideout” and ‘”Fever” crank up the tempo as well as the guitar amps, resulting in a sound that mixes the swagger of blues with the boozy spirit of rock’n’roll. “Moonshine Barber” even finds enough room for harmonica and saloon-style piano, too, drawing a connection between the Dallas music scene of today and the more western-leaning sounds of the previous century.

Jack Kerowax may be the sound of a band discovering its rootsy, raucous identity, but it’s also a tribute to the band’s hometown. Quite simply, these songs sound like Texas. “The Dallas/Fort Worth area is where I was born and raised, and I chose early on to plant roots here as an adult”, Beauford says. “It is what I know. It shapes my perspective, and by default, it shapes any art I am involved with”.

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