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THE QUAKER GOES DEAF, WESN Best Albums of 2015
#47: Jackie and the Treehorns—Do You Mind If I Wear A Clown Mask? (self released)
May 2015 release from this Virginia band of soaring indie power rock, where epic psychedelic drone meets the roar of a massive chord crunch; where choppy indie rock urgency locks onto memorable melody with a thick classic rock twist; where hard rock/metal riffing punches a hole in quirky, muscular pop hooks and trippy atmospheric blues. It’s like a mix of Secret Machines, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Queens of the Stone Age. Jackie and the Treehorns raise the bar for rock ‘n’ roll with fresh, energetic and creative songs played with a passionate professionalism. Recommended.
There are a lot of potentially misleading clues about this album. First, no one in this band is named Jackie. Instead, this is a trio of guys from the D.C. area who have all been in numerous bands, the most notable being Girl Loves Distortion and Lethal Park. Second, the cover isn’t what it seems either. This is not kids’ music or a joke band by any means. On the contrary, Jackie And The Treehorns is a seriously great rock band.Read The Entire Review Here
Before you listen to this Jackie & the Treehorns album, before you share this review, tell me what your friend’s band sounds like.
They’re good, aren’t they? Your friend’s band? They’re always really good, not just because they’re your friends. I’ve always been a bit too fascinated with how we talk about music, why we attempt to write about music and put into words that which can’t and doesn’t need to be explained.Read The Entire Review Here