The alternative-rock crew known as Sunstack Jones have released their latest LP record, “Roam.” The record comprises 10 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Mammoth Bell Recording Co. record label as an independent release without support from the corporate music industry. Populated with acoustic guitars, rolling beats and consistently remarkable songwriting, “Roam” is a lo-fi record that fans of indie music and Brit pop will be able to agree on like no record before it.
Sunstack Jones cite as main artistic influences such musicians as Ryan Adams, Nirvana, Mazzy Star, the Sundays, Beachwood Sparks, Scott Walker, Lee Hazlewood, Pink Floyd, and Sonic Youth. Attributes of each can readily be found in “Roam,” particularly in the cases of Mazzy Star and the Sundays. The open-air, other-worldly feel of Pink Floyd runs like a strong undercurrent throughout the record, and a raw simplicity ties Sunstack Jones to Sonic Youth in terms of songwriting and apparent artistic principle.
Asked to expand on the themes of their album, Sunstack Jones writes simply – “Things are bad, we know.”
Their official band bio describes their sound and style as “ethereal dream-pop psychedelia,” a descriptor which colors them appropriately, though their overall effect is not as complicated as the compound adjective might suggest. On the contrary, “Roam” by Sunstack Jones is an incredibly accessible rock album, one which both the casual listener and true audiophile can quickly dive into and thoroughly enjoy.
Sunstack Jones were formed in the UK in 2011. Their debut LP, “Surefire Ways to Sweeten
The Mind” appeared in 2012. Soon after making live appearances at Britain’s popular Cloudspotting Festival and with This Is The Kit, they hit public radio on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Music Club show. Recording sessions for BBC Merseyside’s Introducing followed, as did spots on Tom Robinson’s 6 Music Mixtape Show and Fresh Faves.
The Verve’s Nick McCabe has called their “Sun in Your Eyes” track, “Beautiful!”
“Roam” by Sunstack Jones is available online worldwide beginning 2 August 2014. Get in early.
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