The band was recently tapped for a feel good holiday spot, and charged with putting the “Gentleman back in Gentleman Jack.” So, up until the new year, Brighton MA’s song Good Kind of Crazy
will be featured on a Jack Daniels television ad in North America and the UK. The commercial features barrels of whiskey being rolled out of their Tennessee distillery, trucked into the center of town, and assembled into a giant barrel Christmas tree.
You’ll have to see it – hard to explain, so have a look:
We will be releasing a new EP in January, with an official release show set for Lincoln Hall on Jan 19th. The 7 song EP, titled “Billboard Sun”, was produced by our own Jim Tuerk, and engineered by long time friend Mark Yoshizumi. We were honored to have the helping hand and guidence of the genteel Archer Prewitt on a number of the tunes, and are excited to release it.
We are simultaneously finishing work on a new full length album with producer Brian Deck. It has been an amazing experience to work with Brian, he has produced a number of our favorite records over the years. Falling right on the heels of finishing our EP, we feel he pushed us to a new level. We hope to finish that album by the end of the year and will have more info onthat release soon.
Hope everyone has a nice holiday. Thank you very much for supporting us at shows around the mid-west this fall. We’ve been having a blast playing, and are excited to release more music for you.
In a ghost town somewhere we don’t quite remember, both bands formed into one and played a bluesy shuffle for Joe and Cody (from Young Jesus) to blaze over. What’s missing here is footage of the firework fight and BMA victoriously lighting smoke bombs in the close-windowed van after the shoot. Ah well… Save it for the blooper reel!
Whoa, Joe! I heard a couple heady Jerry riffs in there, brah!
Thanks for the props, Eddie. We think Joe’s pretty wicked, too.
We played in the back of a bar, outside on a small, wobbly stage. At one point in our set, the power went out on the left side of stage leaving Jon and I to do our best air bass/guitar solos. It reminded me of some of the first shows we ever played—those infamously off-the-rails 2+ hour Iowa City sets come to mind. Tempos and volumes soar at exponential rates as the show progresses and more empty glasses appear on the sides of the stage. I’d love to hear this show.
Here we have an episode featuring some new music. Those who have seen us in recent months have surely heard this tune before. But the audio here is from the sessions for the new record (which is almost finished).
Of course, seeing these shots from tour help recall what a hilarious time that was. Again, thanks to all involved.
A bit about Slow Fade… Slow Fade is a chorus-less tribute of sorts in the form of a name drop. Rob “Slow Fade” Vester was the assistant engineer on the very first BMA sessions at Electrical Audio—Jon “Records” Raymond was the “lead” engineer… but he’ll have to wait for a song.