Electronic Press Kit
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)
Prior VenuesThe Middle East, Cambridge, MA
The Burren, Somerville, MA
O'Brien's Pub, Allston, MA
Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
Thunder Road, Somerville, MA
Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY
Portland Empire, Portland, ME
Me and Thee Coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA
The Plough & Stars, Cambridge, MA
The Dogfish Bar & Grille, Portland, ME
Midway Cafe, Boston, MA
The Dedham Square Coffeehouse, Dedham, MA
Aeronaut Brewing Company, Somerville, MA
Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
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
Club Passim's Kendall Square Concert Series, Cambridge, 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
Festivals2017 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
RadioBoston 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
|Core Members:||Katie Solomon — Vocals
Jack Lewis — Guitar
|Other Members:||Bredon Jones — Guitar
Zach Wulderk — Bass
Teryn Citino — Drums
BioA Boston-based alternative rock band, Jakals’ visceral, soul-aching vocals and melodic, driving instrumentals create a tempestuous sound that rips open the confines of contemporary rock music. Within one year of their formation, Jakals have released their debut album Keep Mother Sane, toured up and down the East Coast with performances at notable venues such as Fete Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, and The Monkey House, received airplay on WZLX 100.7’s Boston Emissions and other notable stations, and have become a widely recognized presence in Boston’s music scene. The Deli Magazine declared Keep Mother Sane “a profound and melancholic portrait of the modern world with a depth and profundity rarely seen,” subsequently nominating the band for the Deli’s Best Emerging Artist in New England competition, which they won.
Jakals are unrestrained, exploring the internal turmoil that results from the harrowing experience of human existence. With dynamic songs as complex as the emotions and personal struggles they grapple with, Jakals have been praised for achieving “a perfect stride between the personal openness of singer/songwriters and the more fully realized trappings of a traditional rock ensemble” (Crossfader Magazine). On Keep Mother Sane, released May 2017, 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.
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- Cambridge Day
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- The Deli New England
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- Boston Emissions 100.7 WZLX
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- Indie Spoonful
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- Libro Musica
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- Music Box Pete
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- Libro Musica
Limelight Magazine features title track from Jakals' debut album, "Keep Mother Sane."
- Limelight Magazine
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- 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