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Allegedly Quite Fun
Best CD/song title ever. The CD theme seems to be relationships from a male point of view. It features extremely clever lyrics (an understatement), think Elvis Costello meets They Might Be Giants, plus "get up and dance" music mixed with hint of rockabilly. Track seven: "Be my Ex-Girlfriend" alone is worth the price of admission - Aural Fix
[Evil Jake] delivered a fine set of rocking and instantly hummable tunes that all seem to be about relationships. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Jacobs told me that all great power pop is basically about relationships. I have to agree with him -- would you really want to hear Cheap Trick singing about global warming?
Evil Jake Rocks! - KANM Radio in College Station
fun and energetic rock-n-roll with a good measure of rockabilly
I love their sense of humor almost as much as their sense of song structure.... She’s So Lonely is a stone’s throw away from the Strokes but with better vocals and marvelous drumming. The success they’ve had thus far is well earned: they combine pop, rock, postpunk and rockabilly influences in a unique way and have a sound all their own, with songs very well developed.
"It's great that Evil Jake is on MTV. Their checks always clear."
clever Replacements-lite - All Music Guide
Many bands play hyper-speed pop songs. Evil Jake initially presents itself as more of the same, until the songs have a couple of minutes to mature and the tight arrangements are shown to be supporting melodies with Elvis Costello's efficiency, the Go-Go's bounce, and a nod to 60's bands like The EasyBeats. No doubt the term "power pop" is fit to describe this synthesis of punk, pop, and the Nuggets collection of classic garage rock. What distinguishes Jake is their unique ability to get in, get out, and leave a danceable melody behind.
Imagine a scene in the TV show Friends where
Road sign says: Rockin’ Straight Ahead, next 3 miles… Yee Haaaaaa! I've loaded this song again since my initial listening of it, because it's so much darn fun.
could easily be mistaken for career musicians...
Band di New York che fonde con disinvoltura le "nuove" sonorità power pop/punk, con un tocco glam e rockabilly... così vi potrete godere anche voi i travolgenti power pop tunes... Lavoro interessante e divertente, che potrà accontentare sia i fan più datati che quelli più giovani. *
the band pushes out a sound that shows a lot of talent and potential from start to finish... Mike Jacobs has an excellent voice and showcases it through every song with grace and no wasted notes or unneeded screams.... the group has a bright future in the power pop business
I can't stop listening… Why has to be the sexiest sounding song I've ever heard...
* [TRANSLATION] Band from New York which finely merges the new power pop/punk sound with a touch of glam and rockabilly... you too will be able swept away by the power pop tunes... interesting and fun work that will suit both younger and older...