Monday, January 27, 2014

The True Jacqueline - Like Way Out EP

The True Jacqueline are the latest band coming out of the unbelievably fertile Northampton, MA music scene. Formed back in 2007 by Noah Cerveny (and taking their name from a documentary about Jackie O.), the band was joined by bassist and co-lead singer Kate Niemczyk in 2008 and drummer Brian DiPippo in 2010.

Their latest release, Like Way Out EP, combines the quirky side of the Breeders with the pop sensibilities and melody of Belly, with some of the crunch of Dinosaur Jr. They also list Eric's Trip as an influence, and when was the last time you saw that? The lead song, "Knock Knees," starts off sweet before coming in with an explosion of sound and Malkmus style vocals. My personal favorite, "Cloud Metal," is a bouncing romp that is about as danceable as indie noise pop gets. Just for good measure, "Cookie Dog" displays their My Bloody Valentine side.

For some more information, head over to The True Jacqueline's website. If you're in Beth Page, NY, you can see them at Mr. Beery's on February 15. They're promising a New England tour this summer, so watch out for that.

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