Electronic Press Kit

Videos

'It's All The Same'
'Homesick'

Quotes

"Jakals are proof that being emotionally vulnerable really never goes out of style"

– Claire Epting, Crossfader Magazine

"Unashamedly poetic"

– Jackie Swisshelm, Allston Pudding

"Powerful, driving, moving and mesmerizing songs"

– Amy Foxworthy, Indy In-Tune

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

– The Deli New England

"[Bat Brains] doesn’t disappoint–it slaps from end to end, with some moments that are tender, some defiant, but all on the same great wavelength."

– Francesca Olsen, Digital Wheat Paste

"Jakals make rough themes sound so, so smooth"

– Jackie Swisshelm, Allston Pudding

"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)

Past Venues

The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA
Lizard Lounge Cambridge,MA
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
The Burren, Somerville, MA
Atwood's Tavern Cambridge,MA
O'Brien's Pub, Allston, MA
Thunder Road, Somerville, MA
Midway Cafe, Boston, MA
Me and Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA
Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
The Monkey House, Winooski,VT
Portland Empire, Portland, ME
The Flask Lounge, Portland, ME
and more...

Festivals

2017 Club Passim Campfire Festival, Cambridge, MA
2017 Boston GreenFest, Boston, 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
Bay State Rock - 107.3 FM WAAF
Breakfast of Champions - 88.1 WMBR
Mike On The Mic - WMFO Radio
Something About The Women - WMFO Radio
One Pot Wonder - WMFO Radio
Bubbles in the Think Tank - WMFO Radio
The Sounds of Burlington - WBKM 107.1
Volume/Density - Zumix 94.5
Mark Skin Radio
Citywide Blackout - WEMF Radio
The Underbelly - WEMF Radio
Suppa w/ Spo and Nash - WEMF Radio
 

Contact

Katie Solomon — Vocals
Jack Lewis — Guitar
Bredon Jones — Guitar
Zach Wulderk — Bass
Teryn Citino — Drums

Phone:   (617) 331-5761
Email:   JakalsMusic@gmail.com

Bio

A Boston-based alternative rock band, Jakals’ honest, wrenching vocals and untamed, 90s-stained instrumentals create a tempestuous sound that weds the contemplative with the cathartic. In 2018, Jakals released Bat Brains, a six song EP and the follow up to their debut album, 2017's Keep Mother Sane.

Since forming a year and a half ago, Jakals has toured throughout the US and consistently plays shows across the Northeast, including at the Middle East, Arlene's Grocery, and The Monkey House. They have also played at venues including Martyrs' (Chicago), Kung Fu Necktie (Philadelphia), and Skully's (Columbus). The band has received airplay on WZLX 100.7's Boston Emissions and other notable stations, and has become a widely recognized presence in the Boston music scene. Sound of Boston has called Jakals "a coherent, moving local music force" and lauded the band's "refreshing, honest, relatable portrait[s] of anxiety and self-loathing." Jakals have also been featured in publications including Vanyaland and Allston Pudding, and won The Deli Magazine's Best Emerging Artist in New England competition.

Jakals are unrestrained, exploring the internal turmoil that results from the harrowing experience of human existence. With a sound at times vaguely reminiscent of PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, and the Pixies, Jakals craft dynamic songs as complex as the emotions and personal struggles they grapple with. "The band fuses [frontwoman Katie] Solomon’s ever-aching vocals – which have been rightfully compared to the likes of Kate Bush and Florence Welch – with driving instrumentals" to create a sound "that echoes with pain" (Allston Pudding).

The distillation of this sound can be heard on Bat Brains released in August 2018. Over the course of six songs and 30 minutes, Jakals reflect a deeply personal purgatory of addiction, trauma, and disconnect.

Music

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and more.

Press

Review: Jakals – Bat Brains EP
    - Thinking Lyrically
Jakals in Easthampton Sept. 1
    - Digital Wheat Paste
15 Concerts You Don't Want To Miss Around D.C. This Week
    - dcist
Bat Brains Review
    - Sock Full of Pennies
Jakals Bringing Rock from Boston to Indy at The Melody Inn August 26
    - Indy In-Tune
Bandcamp Pick of the Week 8/15/18
    - Crossfader Magazine
Jakals confront trauma head-on with ‘Bat Brains’
    - Vanyaland
Premiere: "Speeding" by Jakals
    - Sound of Boston
Premiere: "Porcelain" by Jakals
    - Allston Pudding
1-2 Punch Premiere: “It's All The Same” Single and Live Video By Jakals
    - Allston Pudding
Preview: Tory Silver, Stains of a Sunflower, Gentle Temper, Jakals at Thunder Road (12/16)
    - Allston Pudding
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