Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!
She's a Mystery - The Jacks
So-Cal indie "rock n' roll band" The Jacks are a four-piece who are making rock music the way it used to be-- you can tell that they are, you know, actually playing, and that if you were able to go see them live, or you pick up an EP, you are getting the same sound, and that is awesome.
This is totally apparent in their most recent release, "She's a Mystery"...and you can check out its official video below:
I think the first thing you are going to notice in "She's a Mystery" (aside from Tom Hunter's killer lead guitar) is that there are some heavy 1960s-1970s rock influences here-- this track feels like it could have been lifted out of the hippest rock club during the heart of the British Invasion. The lyrics are the right kind of rock n' roll lyrics in that they are easy to sing along to (helped on by Jonny Stanback's retro-perfect voice), but don't lapse into being shallow--they are telling an old school rock n' roll story in "She's a Mystery", and let's be honest, we do not get enough of that anymore.
If you dig "She's a Mystery", then I've got good and bad news for you....the bad news, is there is only one more single for you to enjoy, "Just a Little Bit" (a rollicking, fun 1960s feeling track), but the good news is that The Jacks' debut EP is expected in January of 2018, so you are not going to have to wait too long to get more of them in your life.
What that also means, however, is that The Jacks can be one of those bands that you can still catch in small-shows, and be that "infection point" friend, hooking your rock-loving pals/co-workers/acquaintances/delivery drivers on them-- The Jacks have such a cool, retro rock n' roll sound, that's just the right kind of garage-unkempt fun that they are going to be everywhere once enough people find them, and you can be one of those "I knew them first" folks.
I mean, if you're lucky enough to be around Los Angeles, you could maybe even score some merch, or at the very least, tell me how dope they are live (i'm guessing...very), and even make me jealous...
For what feels like the first time ever, both the October 2017 Apple Music Playlist and the October '17 Spotify Playlist have every track we talked about on them.
That also, for some reason, meant that it was a list that took a little time for me to get together, but once I got the first few songs figured out (always tricky trying to nail down how to start) everything seemed to click right into place.
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or serach for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!