Casey Jack’s fierce new single “Stay Away” (soundcloud) that Wondering Sound rolled out on Friday, saying “Jack hits the same glorious garage-pop sweet spot as acts like Mikal Cronin and the Smith Westerns.”
“Stay Away” follows Casey’s ferocious first single “Not In Love With The Modern World” (soundcloud), both of which will be found on his self-titled debut album for Rough Beast Records (part of the Frenchkiss label group) that comes out August 26th. The album is packed with catchy hooks, brilliantly layered harmonies, and lyrics both playful and heartfelt.
Casey has a Spector-esque obsession with detail and a love for the raw, fuzzed out energy of early punk. Not many artists are able to reconcile this duality so effortlessly, but this is where Casey thrives, drawing comparisons to artists like Ty Segall and King Tuff. There is no sloppiness or competition between his two sides… seamlessly marrying force and precision, Casey Jack has crafted an awesomely rowdy garage-pop album.