The Static Jacks


Fenway Recordings is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this year with a three-part series of shows that will span three cities over three months.  Beginning Sunday, August 21st, Part 1 will be at the legendary Beachcomber in Wellfleet, MA on Cape Cod’s National Seashore.  Then, Part 2 will take place on Saturday, September 24th at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal during that city’s annual music festival, PopMontreal — also celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.  And finally, Part 3 will be on Wednesday, October 20th at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City during the annual CMJ Music Marathon.

 

TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 1

Presented by Boston’s Weekly Dig

The Beachcomber, Wellfleet MA

August 21st, 2011

Featuring: Bodega Girls, Faces on Film, Joywave

Doors at 9PM / Tickets

TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 2

Presented with Arts & Crafts at PopMontreal

Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, QC

September 24th, 2011

Featuring: The Static Jacks, Faces on Film, Joywave & more TBA

TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 3

The Studio at Webster Hall, New York City

Wednesday, October 20th, 2011

Featuring: The Static Jacks, Faces on Film & more TBA

 

About the Bands:

Electro-rock party starters Bodega Girls are two-time Boston Music Award winners (Electronic Act of the Year, 2010 + 2011) and 2011 recipients of the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll award for Best Live Act.  The band, whose song “She’s Into Black Guys” was featured on HBO’s Entourage, host COOL RANCH, one of Boston’s most successful monthly dance nights and are regular fixtures on Boston’s DJ and remix circuit.  Their raucus, beat-driven music and super high-energy live show have taken them from Boston to New York to LA, and have earned them spots opening for such acts as Miike Snow, MNDR, Das Racist, Neon Indian and Les Savy Fav.

 

Boston’s Faces on Film, whose second full-length album, Some Weather, was digitally re-released on July 19th by Nice Music Group, (Ed Harcourt, Idlewild) is fresh off a successful two-week tour with dream-folk songstress Marissa Nadler.  The project of singer/songwriter Mike Fiore, Faces on Film has been the recipient of consistent praise ever since the release of his debut album, The Troubles, in 2008.  Of Some Weather, the Boston Globe’s Jonathan Perry noted that “With his poetically opaque eye and a penchant for vocal reverb rivaled only by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Neko Case, and those dudes from Band of Horses, Fiore – a.k.a. Faces on Film – again casts his gaze in some divine directions.”  Featuring Fiore’s hauntingly beautiful melodies and unique instrumentation, Faces on Film earned the Boston Phoenix’ award for Best Singer/Songwriter in 2009 and a spotlight by NPR’s “Second Stage,” who said Fiore’s music showcases “both the epic and the intimate.”

 

The Rochester, NY based electro-rock outfit, Joywave.  Adept at writing instantly catchy, hook-laden songs, the band digitally released its 77777 Mixtape earlier this year, featuring their own original lyrics over totally reworked samples from artists including LCD Soundsystem, Miike Snow, Beach House and others.  The track “Betelgeuse” from the Mixtape had a consistent presence on the indie music blog ranking site hypem.com, reaching #3 on that site’s “popular” chart.  Following up on the Mixtape, Joywave also just released “Ridge/Traveling at the Speed of Light,” a 7” single available now on limited edition white vinyl.  Joywave will stop in NYC for two shows leading up to their performance at The Beachcomber.

 

New Jersey’s The Static Jacks are set to release their debut full-length album, If You’re Young, August 30th on Fearless Records.  Garnering early praise, the record has earned the band comparisons to some of their biggest influences, including The Strokes, The Cribs and The Cure.  Alternative Press, which gave If You’re Young 4 out of 5 stars, remarked at how the album’s “dozen tracks crackle with energy of post-millenial British rock, (think the Rakes or the Libertines), and the hook-lined swoon of late-80s British post wave.”  The review goes on to describe “Nervier tracks, (“My Parents Lied,” ”Defend Rosie”) where the guitars slash and the rhythms race come off better, balancing a terse pulse with their creamier, sweeping impulses.”  The Jacks have been busy on the road in 2011, playing their hard-driving, anthemic songs to audiences across the US.  After completing a tour supporting White Denim earlier in the summer, the Static Jacks played several dates with Manchester Orchestra before making their festival debut at the inaugural Escape to New York Festival on August 5th.  They also made an appearance at the US Open of Surfing event in California’s Huntington Beach and supported electronic chillwave artist Active Child at Bardot in LA.  Next up on the Jacks’ schedule will be a fifteen-date US tour supporting The Wombats.

 

Toronto-based Arts & Crafts is an independent artist services company whose roster includes such amazing acts as Broken Social Scene, Feist, Stars, and Ra Ra Riot.  Fenway Recordings is thrilled to be presenting Ten Years of Fenway Recordings: Part 2 with Arts & Crafts at PopMontreal, which happens to also be celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this year.  Full lineup information for this show at the fantastic Casa Del Popolo will be announced soon.

 

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Don’t forget to check out FREE concerts by MGMT, Mission of Burma, and The Static Jacks this weekend as Fenway goes coast-to-coast!

First, MGMT takes the stage by the ocean at the 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, August 6th. The concert is part of Nike’s self-proclaimed “Surfing Music Lineup,” including artists Jimmy Eat World, Surfer Blood, The Sounds, and Dead Country with MGMT headlining. MGMT will play at 4:30 pm at the conclusion of the day’s surfing competition. The concert is free and open to the general public. More information can be found at Nike’s official site.

3,000 miles away, Mission of Burma is slated to appear Sunday, August 7th at 3:00 pm at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club along the East River in lower Manhattan. Presented in association with the Seaport Music Festival on Pier 17 and the RiverRocks Series on Pier 54, the free concert and will take place on Beekman’s 200-ton sandy beach overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. The show is limited to 1,100 people so get there early when doors open at 11:30 am. The beach is limited to audience members 21+ only and further details can be found here.

Finally, rounding out the weekend, The Static Jacks will play a free show at The Echo Club on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles on Monday, August 8th. The show starts at 8:30 pm and features performances from Active Child, Touche, and Sleeping Bags. Open only to those 21+, check out the official site for full show information.

 

 

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Check out a new extended remix of The Static Jacks‘ single, “Girl Parts” by Bodega Girls. Listen to the track here to see what music blog RCRD Label had to say about the Bodega remix. Also, don’t miss the chance to submit your own “Girl Parts” remix in The Static Jack’s official remix context held to promote their upcoming album, If You’re Young, due out August 30th. The contest is open through July 15th. Check out The Static Jack’s Facebook page for contest information.

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Fenway at CMJ


Posted on Oct 18, 2010

Check out the schedule of great shows we have lined up for this week at CMJ!

Tuesday, 10/19
Francis and the Lights – The Studio @ Webster Hall – 9PM
MTV/MTVU CMJ Kickoff Party
w/ Surfer Blood, Dominique Young Unique, Fake Problems

Wednesday, 10/20
The Static Jacks @ Cake Shop – 11PM
w/ Young Buffalo, Math the Band, Kilimanjaro, Botany, Freshkills

Thursday, 10/21
The Static Jacks @ PureVolume House – 9:30PM
w/ The Indecent, Kitten, White Arrows, Funeral Party, Generationals

Friday, 10/22
Bodega Girls @ Arlene’s Grocery – 5pm
Beast of the Northeast presented by Ryan’s Smashing Life and Weekly Dig
w/ Mean Creek, Bridges & Powerlines, Aloud, Kingsley Flood, Son of the Sun, David Wax Museum
Francis and the Lights @ Mercury Lounge 11PM
Paradigm CMJ Show
w/ Nada Surf, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Reptar, JBM, Blair, Ume

Saturday, 10/23
Francis and the Lights @ Knitting Factory – 1pm
AAM CMJ Show
w/ Maximum Balloon, Crocodiles, Jaill, Magic Bullets, Ty Segall
The Static Jacks @ Bowery Ballroom – 4:30PM
w/ Neon Indian, DOM, Wild Nothing, Lower Dens, Lia Ices, Fake Problems, Lord Huron

Sunday, 10/24
The Static Jacks @ McKibbon Loft (225 McKibbon St.) – 11PM
w/ Reckless sons, The Twees, Etta Place, SHAPES, Wyldlife, The Lines

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