Introduces Jackson Scott

Asheville, NC’s Jackson Scott is currently preparing his debut LP, Melbourne, for release on Fat Possum later this Summer.  He recently spoke with Pitchfork about dropping out of college, Syd Barrett and getting confused with a porn star who shares his name – read the full Rising feature here.

“Though his future as a musician appears promising ever since a few of his SoundCloud tracks started making the rounds, if he ever needed a desk job, he’d be an incredible addition to the Asheville, North Carolina, tourism bureau. A transplant from a “stoner, middle-class suburb” of Pittsburgh, Scott describes the college town in the Blue Ridge Mountains as a paradise for creative types who still cherish a literal breath of fresh air: “The skies are always really beautiful, and everyone is into being weird and not really giving a fuck about anyone else being weird.”

You can hear traces of the city’s cozy artistic community and laid-back pace on his upcoming debut, Melbourne, a collection of charming, lo-fi pop songs and eerie instrumentals named after the Asheville street where Scott currently lives. Though he accepts comparisons to Southern icons of self-recorded indie rock like Bradford Cox and Jeff Mangum, he’s also honest about his mainstream tastes. “I’m really into early Weezer and I’ve never really listened to Elephant 6 at all,” says Scott. “I mean, there’s tons of kids in Asheville that are absolutely obsessed with Neutral Milk Hotel, so I’m actually in the minority.” – Pitchfork

05/03 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle w/ Youth Lagoon


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