Ten Stories about Animals from mewithoutYou

It’s hard to describe an album written with such poignant and poetic diction, like the records from Aaron Weiss of the American band mewithoutYou. Ten Stories is the band’s first release in three years and also their first to be released independently. It’s a very cohesive album that tells ten separate tales stemming from a train […]

Song Premiere from Emperor X + Euro Tour News

We at THE BOMBER JACKET are happy to premiere a new song from Emperor X today for our tenth issue. Stream here: Emperor X is the moniker for Los Angeles musician C.R. Matheny. In the last ten years of his career in music, Matheny has released six studio albums, the latest of which is Western Teleport–a […]

Post-Birthdays in Japan [Article in English and Japanese]

When asked how he ended up touring in Japan without a label’s support, American musician Samuel Yager explains simply, “I have a good friend in the U.S. who’s from Japan and worked with a radio station to get me there.” Touring on the other side of the world in a very foreign country without a […]

D Generation: New York City’s Finest, Back for Reunion

With their recent reunion shows, the guys from D Generation are finally being given the accolades they deserve. Actually they deserve a lot more than just that. In my estimation they were not only the best band of the ’90s but they were one of the only ones that actually mattered. A shining pillar of […]

Reading Horoscopes with Aries

The sheer giddy pop force of Aries is undeniable, regardless of whether or not you can understand Spanish. For a band that’s as mystical as their astrological name might imply, the music is less of a psychedelic trance and more of a meditative celebration captivated by main songwriter Isabel Fernández’s fresh and colorful melodies and […]

SoundCloud Superhero: J.S. Tedesco

This article is the third of a series called “SoundCloud Superheroes,” where our writers discover new artists they like on SoundCloud and share them with our readers. There are really no boundaries…the music just has to be interesting and fresh. We realize this is a huge SoundCloud endorsement. We like SoundCloud, so that is okay with us. […]

German Record Label Showcase

Hallo. (That’s how people say “hello” in German.) This article is meant to provide a sampling of information about some of the best labels in Germany. There are small ones and bigger small ones included, but there are no beasts. A beast is a label that makes too much money by ripping people off. There […]

Four 2012 Albums You May Have Missed

Right now is a great time to be a indie music journalist. Every week brings a flood of new music from great artists, only to be washed away by a fresher flood of newer releases before you can fully digest the last album you heard.  Even people who make a living off of staying on […]

A Special Strafing Run interview with Dan Collins of Apache Records

THE BOMBER JACKET recently got a chance to sit down with Dan Collins, producer of the Apache Records compilation of State College music, Now And Then: The State College Music Scene 1968-2012. The double disk album features 40 tracks of original music from half a century of local State College bands. The idea for the compilation was […]

Drumming in the Garage with Neal Morgan

I saw Neal Morgan play a show in Dresden, Germany last fall. He opened for and played with Bill Callahan at an old concert hall in the outskirts of the city. I went to the show last minute and until that night, I was unaware that Morgan often played and toured with Callahan. Morgan’s drum-intense, […]