Jakals in Easthampton Sept. 1 - Show Preview and Review 

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August 29, 2018 | Digital Wheat Paste 

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"Jakals just released a really excellent EP called Bat Brains (embedded above) that is reminiscent of some of the best indie rock out there right now–singer Katie Solomon is giving off definite Mitski vibes, and I feel some Alvvays/Car Seat Headrest influences in the music, which is punctuating, strong, and well-paced."

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'Bat Brains' Review  

August 24, 2018 | Sock Full of Pennies 

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"There is without doubt much pain and introspection woven into Bat Brains, yet the instrumentation on the EP buoys that emotion with intense energy. The vocals are powerful, taking fearless runs and delivering the timid lyrics with vicious sustain and vitality. The guitars brand the chord progressions with searing melodies and bright tones, mixing gritty fuzzes against colorful cleans. The bass thumps in the low end like an angry neighbor hitting their ceiling with a broomstick, while the drums slice out powerful grooves and fast fills."

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Bandcamp Pick of the Week 8/15/18

August 17, 2018 | Crossfader Magazine 

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"In a world where it feels like the accessibility and commercial quality of music is considered above all else, Boston-based Jakals are proof that being emotionally vulnerable really never goes out of style. Their latest EP, BAT BRAINS, bares it all, unabashedly committed to digging from personal experiences of pain and trauma....Bat Brains is not to be confused with the easy, breezy, laid-back vein of indie rock: it’s not for casual listening. But it serves a purpose, offering a sonic space for listeners to tackle their inhibitions whilst rocking out." 

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"Jakals confront trauma head-on with Bat Brains

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August 13, 2018 | Vanyaland 

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"When Jakals dig into their new song “Trauma Hoarding,” they aren’t using the tune’s titular phrase lightly. The Boston band excavates a good deal of skeletons in their collective closet on their new record Bat Brains, a restless comp of six tracks that dropped today (August 13). And everyone’s invited to grab a shovel and do some of their own emotional digging while tuning in." 

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Allston Pudding Premieres "Porcelain" 

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July 20, 2018 | Allston Pudding 

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“I am porcelain,” Solomon declares in the first line. Her lyrics are self-critical to the point of deprecation, but that’s what has always been refreshing about Jakals. Honest themes like this work because their singer/songwriter roots have created a sense of intimacy." 

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Allston Pudding premieres "It's All The Same" Single and Live Video

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May 4, 2018 | Allston Pudding

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"Unashamedly poetic, Jakals premiere their latest release, “It’s All The Same” with a live video to boot via Allston Pudding today, May 4th, 2018. Clocking in at just over six minutes, the track seamlessly intertwines melody and melancholy from the start in a song that covers tough stuff, to put it lightly." 

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PREVIEW: TORY SILVER, STAINS OF A SUNFLOWER, GENTLE TEMPER, JAKALS AT THUNDER ROAD (12/16)

December 15, 2017 | Allston Pudding 

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I get it– our daily average temperature is below freezing and you never want to leave the house again. But, if you’re a fan of good indie music, just consider this lineup: Tory SilverStains of a SunflowerGentle Temper, and Jakals at Thunder Road tomorrow, Saturday December 16th. All Boston-based musicians and all rooted in the singer-songwriter style, these bands can quickly heat up a room.

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Bandcamp Picks of the Week - Jakals' Keep Mother Sane

July 19, 2017 | Crossfader Magazine

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"One of the more commanding voices I’ve come across in the scene is present in Jakals, courtesy of Katie Solomon. 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. As their band bio suggests, Jakals is also of note for managing to strike a perfect stride between the personal openness of singer/songwriters and the more fully realized trappings of a traditional rock ensemble." 

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Jakals' Keep Mother Sane Reviewed By The Noise Boston

July 1, 2017 | The Noise Boston | Francis DiMenno

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"This collection is chock-jammed with keening eldritch songs featuring supernal vocals by Katie Solomon. The instrumentation is quite sophisticated; not quite folk and not quite jazz; it seems to exist largely as a platform for Ms. Solomon’s twisting and bobbing vocal theatrics." 

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Deli Premiere: Jakals Drop New Video For Single "Homesick"

June 21, 2017 | The Deli New England 

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"Jakals is one of those bands that just reach out and grab you right from the first strum of a guitar. The Boston-based indie rockers are celebrating the recent release of their debut album Keep Mother Sane, a profound and melancholic portrait of the modern world with a depth and profundity rarely seen. We are thrilled to premiere "Homesick", the first single and video off of the new record."

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SONG REVIEW: "ABEL" 

June 1, 2017 | Indie Spoonful | Bryon William

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"The haunting and original melodies of “Abel” are sure to leave a lasting impression of the Jakals’ passion riddled music.  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." 

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ALBUM REVIEW: KEEP MOTHER SANE

May 22, 2017 | Libro Musica | Gwendolyn Lewis

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"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. Each song is a lesson in persistence and doubles as excellent respiratory training exercise, should you choose to sing along."

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"Boston's Own Jakals Prepping For CD Release Show This Sat. 5/20 @ The Burren"

May 17, 2017 | Music Box Pete | Pete Amara

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"The band's magic and aura is best captured live, so you'll definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity to see them in person as they have a way of bringing out the best of everyone they come in contact with. The first time I heard them, I knew there was something instantaneously special with this group..."
 

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"Boston Indie Folkies Jakals 'Keep Mother Sane' On New Single"

March 3, 2017 | Music Box Pete | Pete Amara 

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"Boston based indie folk group Jakals have just unearthed their brand new single titled "Keep Mother Sane". The track is a beautiful, honest portrayal of a burgeoning talent who have a deep bond and shared love of music, and that comes through brilliantly in the opening seconds of the track. Frontwoman Katie Solomon's voice is absolutely brilliant and superb, and touches off an emotional nerve that really makes you yearn and listen to the track multiple times over to take in different elements that you may have missed in the initial listen. I was totally floored the moment I first heard them..."

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