Descending the Circles of Bright Eyes Hell: The Early Albums

There are videos on youtube of Conor Oberst, frontman of Bright Eyes and various other projects, from when he was in his tween years. One in particular comes to mind of a scrawny boy with a high crackling voice and round John Lennon glasses in a record store in Omaha, Nebraska, over-excitedly ranting about a record […]

Rare Bird: An Interview with James Harvey of White Birds

Banging, clanging, crashing, Drink Up Buttercup ripped up the stage with their trash can percussions (literal aluminum trashcans) and gritty, grimy organ grinder-like melodies. They seamlessly and shamelessly turned every show they played into a raucous circus of musical debauchery. Sadly, Drink Up Buttercup is no more. That is the bad news. The good news, […]

Beach Niche

The sunny island of Mallorca is in the middle of the Mediterranean and is a part of Spain. It has some breathtaking beaches that you would think only existed on postcards or computer desktop wallpaper, some awesome caves (complete with dragons) and a tourist hotspot called Palma. Yet, the guys from Beach Beach said that […]

Aaron Freeman (a k a Gene Ween) Goes Solo into the Clouds

I have a confession to make. I think we know each other well enough by now for me to tell you an awkward secret about myself: I love Ween. It’s true. Out of all the bands I’ve seen, I’ve been to more Ween shows (five) than any other band (excluding my friends’ bands that I’ve […]

S ND Y P RL RS, or “Sunday Parlours” Without Vowels

S ND Y P RL  RS (formerly Songs For Sunday Parlours) is the solo project of Berlin’s Malte Cornelius Jantzen. He’s German, but you’d never be able to tell. He writes songs in English that easily fit in with today’s American indie rock scene, sounding something like a male Cat Power, with some Conor Oberst […]

SoundCloud Superheroes #2

This article is the second of several that is part of “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 […]

A Salute to MCA, and Missed Opportunities…

On May 4, 2012, the world lost one of its bright lights. Adam Yauch, a k a MCA of the Beastie Boys, died after a long battle with cancer. Depressing news for music fans all over the world. We at THE BOMBER JACKET send our love and condolences to the Beastie Boys and their families […]

An Afternoon With Tea Cozies

The Bomber Jacket had the privilege to meet up with two members of the Seattle band Tea Cozies for coffee the day after a crazy, sold-out show opening for Ty Segall. The setting was a neighborhood coffee shop in an old house with a spectacular wrap-around porch. The interview took place outside in the sun […]

Japandroids and Celebration Rock

Japandroids is a famously forceful live duo that blows through their music, aurally energizing crowds with each song. Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Brian King (vocals, guitar) and Dave Prowse (vocals, drums) fuse together to create some serious power rock. Back in 2009 when a future for the band seemed questionable, their debut album Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl Record Co.) garnered high praise […]

Introducing Videographer Scott Foley

Scott Foley is a sixth grade teacher in Somerville, Massachusetts, outside of Boston. Aside from his day job, Foley is a budding videographer whose range of work has tremendously expanded within the last couple years. Foley produces, shoots, and edits his own film projects. More recently he has ventured into the area of music video […]