The Band Saskwatch, Not Sasquatch the Forest Monster

It’s not often we come across an album that can fit so many different moods.  Whether it’s time to wake up, stay up all night, recover from an infamous break-up, or just wind down from a stressful Monday, Melbourne’s powerhouse soul sensation, Saskwatch, manages to pull all of it off in their new album, Leave […]

Barcelona Record Label Showcase

Especially for Barcelona where the music and art scenes can be elusive, it always helps to check out record labels in order to discover new bands and to find interesting places and venues to go to. Barcelona has numerous independent record labels that also manage international artists, as well as some collective labels managed by […]

Celebrating the Superb Lyricism of WHY?, PART II

In continuation of celebrating WHY?’s upcoming full-length, Mumps, Etc. (Anticon), we are again highlighting the band’s best lyrics from past releases. As stated in the last issue, many years in the making, Mumps, Etc. is the group’s fifth LP. It features Josiah’s wife Liz and boasts 13 tracks from the Cincinnati natives. This article is the second of three that will […]

An Abstract Impression of Efterklang’s Piramida

The opener to Piramida (4AD) starts with the sound of icy water drops hitting the back wall of the world’s most lonesome cave. At least, that’s what it seems like Efterklang was going for. The sound is more likely just the result of Mads Brauer smacking a marimba in a heated recording studio in Denmark, but […]

Zach Schimpf’s “Sleeping” Review

Picture yourself* in your bed. The window is open, but everything around you is… warm. The comforter you’re buried in, mouth only just peaking out for air. The one sock you didn’t take off. Your legs are straight-up hot because you forgot to take off your jeans off before you crawled into your cocoon, and […]

Difficult Listening: Associates

For the past eleven years, Seattle’s EMP Museum has hosted the Pop Conference: an annual meeting of music industry professionals, scholars, and fans like you and me. Musicians give keynote speeches, academics and critics discuss everything from hip-hop to K-pop, and best of all, registration is free. Perhaps that’s why this year’s conference, held in NYU in […]

Multitudinous Cheers for Rah Rah

It’s hard to know where to begin when describing Canada’s Rah Rah. Despite the band’s vague name, the group has handfuls of details that make them unique, like their small-town stomping grounds of Regina, Saskatchewan, or the fact that they have three lead singers commandeering their own strengths. Rah Rah is releasing its third full-length […]

Listen to the artists from Issue #18

Listen to the artists from The Bomber Jacket Issue #18 including Pretty & Nice, Why?, and The Associates

Pretty & Nice and US YOU ALL WE

Pretty & Nice Releases EP | Plays Boston and NYC | Fundraises | Commiserates About the Weather Feeling down now that Summer’s over? Need a little sonic sunshine to get you through the day? Boston’s Pretty & Nice understands. Their energetic new EP, US YOU ALL WE, is just what you need! The world first […]

TBJ FIRE ESCAPE SERIES: Maquina Supervium

Maquina Supervium. It sounds like something from outer space, or some term the folks at NASA use to describe what happens to matter once it’s absorbed by a black hole. But no, in real life Maquina Supervium is a new [Bushwick] Brooklyn-based band that rocks hard and soft music, fast and slow…they’re a three-sided refreshing […]