Brooklyn-based Damn Jackals have shared new track “Freezing Blues” via Myspace. The band’s Beau Croxton explains that the song is about “the type of cold, loneliness that reduces the heart to burning carnage and leaves the subject so crippled with emptiness and anger that he is rendered utterly unrecognizable.” It’s from their forthcoming new EP, That’s It, out next Friday, April 28th. Damn Jackals will also be releasing their debut album Crooked Castle (Vol I) following the release of the EP, more details coming soon.
Damn Jackals is a 5-piece, indie/garage rock/punk band formed by Beau Croxton (singer/guitarist) and Mike Goehler (producer) in the summer of 2014.
The duo transformed Croxton’s upstate home, in Rhinecliff, NY, into a DIY recording studio, dubbed the ‘Crooked Castle’, where the Damn Jackals’ debut effort, That’s It (EP), and the upcoming Double LP, Crooked Castle (Vol. I & II) were written and recorded.
The Damn Jackals’ sound is reminiscent of early 70’s Bowie/T. Rex glam rock and classic punk styles of Johnny Thunders, Iggy &The Stooges, and Television, punctuated by distorted, wailing synth, guitar lines and Croxton’s fuzzed out vocals.
In 2015, Damn Jackals evolved from a 2-piece collaboration into a Brooklyn based 5-piece band , adding Willie Mosto (guitar), Paul Truitt (keys/guitar), Forrest Hackenbrock (bass), and James Esposito (drums) to the line-up.
Damn Jackals frequently feature a three piece horn section, consisting of notable touring act-alumni Carter Yasutake (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Charles Bradley), Jason Disu (David Byrne & St. Vincent, LCD Soundsystem), and Noah Dreiblatt (Blitz the Ambassador). The band resides natively in Brooklyn where they perform regularly.
Damn Jackals released two singles and a video last year for “Switchblade” , and are releasing their debut five-track EP “That’s It” which is the first taste of the sessions from upstate. They will also be performing a handful of Manhattan and Brooklyn shows in support of their release. Damn Jackals’ debut album “Crooked Castle (Vol l)” will follow the release of the EP.
04/27 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY7/15 – Our Wicked Lady (Indie Shuffle Presents – Brooklyn, NY