Electronic Press Kit

Videos

'Devil Eyes'
'Homesick'

Press

Bandcamp Picks of the Week - Jakals' Keep Mother Sane
    - Crossfader Magazine
CD review - Keep Mother Sane
    - The Noise-Boston
This week in music, from indy-rock Jakals to Americana orchestra of Spuyten Duyv
    - Cambridge Day
Deli Premiere: Jakals Drop New Video For Single "Homesick"
    - The Deli New England
Boston Emissions 6/11/17 Features Jakals' "Apathy"
    - Boston Emissions 100.7 WZLX
Song Review: Abel
    - Indie Spoonful
Album Review: Keep Mother Sane
    - Libro Musica
Boston's Own Jakals Prepping For CD Release Show This Sat. 5/20 @ The Burren
    - Music Box Pete
Katrina's $1,000 Singer-Songwriter Challenge II - Week 1
    - Libro Musica
Limelight Magazine features title track from Jakals' debut album, "Keep Mother Sane."
    - Limelight Magazine
Boston Indie Folkies Jakals "Keep Mother Sane" On New Single
    - Music Box Pete
Track Premiere: Jakals “Keep Mother Sane”
    - Red Line Roots
"Lui Collins, Jakals to perform at me&thee"
    - Wicked Local Marblehead
"Quick Q and A with Jakals"
    - Everything Sundry
"'Where Words Fail, Music Speaks' Concert Prompts Catharsis, Healing"
    - The Daily Free Press
"June 16, 2016: EBASS & Jack and Katie Music/Author Barbara Welch/Skin Drone"
    - Citywide Blackout

Prior Venues

Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
The Middle East, Cambridge, MA
The Burren, Somerville, MA
Thunder Road, Somerville, MA
Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
Me and Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA
The Plough & Stars, Cambridge, MA
Midway Cafe, Boston, MA
The Dedham Square Coffeehouse, Dedham, MA
Aeronaut Brewing Company, Somerville, MA
The Skinny Pancake - Hanover, Hanover, NH
The Skinny Pancake - Montpelier, Montpelier, VT
Lilypad, Cambridge, MA
Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
Tres Gatos, Jamaica Plain, MA
Gulu Gulu Cafe, Salem, MA
The BOOM Room, Pittsfield, MA
Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA
Stoughton House of Brews, Stoughton, MA
The Java Room, Chelmsford, MA
Fort Hill Brewery, Easthampton, MA
Walnut Street Cafe, Lynn, MA
Brew'd Awakening Cofeehaus, Lowell, MA
The Middle Gray, Brookline, MA
Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
The Armory, Somerville, MA
PA's Lounge, Somerville, MA
Shutesbury Athletic Club, Shutesbury, MA
Tavern at the End of the World, Charlestown, MA
Mobius, Cambridge, MA
Tewksbury Farmer's Market, Tewksbury, MA
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center: Spring Open Studios, Dedham, MA
Pure Cold Press, Brookline, MA
The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT
Brew Bakers, Middletown, CT
Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge - Winner (9/19/2016), Cambridge, MA

Festivals

2017 Club Passim Campfire Festival, Cambridge, MA
2017 Irish Film Festival, Orleans, Somerville, MA
2016 Irish Film Festival, Davis Square Theater, Somerville, MA
The Coolidge Corner Arts Festival, Brookline, MA
The BIG Tiny House Festival, Concord, MA
Brookline Arts: Celebrate Music Series, Brookline, MA
Somerville Porchfest, Somerville, MA
Make Music Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Waltham Riverfest, Waltham, MA
Celebrate Music Series: Coolidge Corner Coffeehouse, Brookline, MA

Radio

Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood - 100.7 WZLX
Mike On The Mic - WMFO Radio
Something About The Women - WMFO Radio
Volume/Density - Zumix 94.5
Citywide Blackout - WEMF Radio
The Underbelly - WEMF Radio
Suppa w/ Spo and Nash - WEMF Radio
 

Contact

Core Members:    Katie Solomon — Vocals
Jack Lewis — Guitar
Other Members:    Bredon Jones — Guitar
Zach Wulderk — Bass
Teryn Citino — Drums
Phone:    (617) 331-5761
Email:    JakalsMusic@gmail.com

Bio

Jakals are a Boston-based, indie-rock band grappling with themes of insecurity and frustration. Combining the vulnerability and intimacy of their singer-songwriter roots with the breadth and intensity of a full rock band, Jakals' music is a manifestation of the pain and dissatisfaction that so many of us confront in our lives. Fronted by Katie Solomon and Jack Lewis, the band appeared on Boston's music scene in 2016 and have quickly become a fixture of the regional folk and indie communities, performing across the region for audiences at the me&thee Coffeehouse, the 2016 & 2017 Irish Film Festival, The Middle East, and more. Their music has been aired on WMFO's Mike on the Mic and WEMF's Citywide Blackout, and continues to receive accolades for its lyric-driven style and strong, passionate vocals — “delicate but beautiful” (Red Line Roots), “absolutely brilliant and superb, and touches off an emotional nerve that really makes you yearn” (Music Box Pete).

Jakals released their debut album in May 2017. On Keep Mother Sane, Jakals question what it means to be sane in a society that doesn't seem to be sane itself. They lay bare a reality of hollow communication, strained interactions, profound loneliness, and an intense desire to be understood.

Music


Available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and more.

Quotes

"[Keep Mother Sane] is a profound and melancholic portrait of the modern world with a depth and profundity rarely seen."

– The Deli New England

"Utilizing raw lyrics and colorful vocals to express insightful observations that go underneath the surface, Jakals are a refreshing band that skip the fluff in favor of substance."

– Bryon William, Indie Spoonful

"This collection is chock-jammed with keening eldritch songs featuring supernal vocals by Katie Solomon."

– Francis DiMenno, The Noise-Boston

"Keep Mother Sane is one of those albums where you put each song on repeat, until its lines bounce around in your head enough for you to learn the inflection of every single word. Taken at face value, the lyrics are profound; combined with the music, they are mind-blowingly complex."

– Gwendolyn Lewis, Libro Musica

"Oozing with warmth and complexity, Solomon’s voice is somewhere between Florence Welch and Kate Bush, effortlessly ebbing and flowing and preventing things from ever becoming stale."

– Crossfader Magazine

"Frontwoman Katie Solomon's voice is absolutely brilliant and superb, and touches off an emotional nerve that really makes you yearn"

– Pete Amara, Music Box Pete


"I am astonished by the richness of Katie’s vocals – pure and clear with a touch of melancholy that transcends her years; Jack’s accompaniment is a perfect match – sophisticated yet simple – providing the right ambiance for their heartfelt compositions."

– Bill Manley, Board of Directors, Folk New England & Manager of Marketing and Events, Harvard Square Business Association

"In all of my time working with Boston artists, I have never heard an act as refreshingly vulnerable as Jakals. Their music is brutally, searingly honest. It strips away illusion and facade until all you're left with is the raw poetry of their lyrics and the deep, rhythmic pulse of their accompaniments. Jakals' music gives audiences the gift of being fully present as they dive headfirst into the challenging emotional landscape that has been gracefully constructed for them. If you're searching for a meaningful musical experience, look no farther than Jakals."

– Hailey Magee, Founder/Artist Manager and Consultant at Talisman Music Group, Founder and Director of Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters (EBASS)

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