The Static Jacks have a penchant for turning pop-punk on its head. Vocalist Ian Devaney immediately sets the band apart from their colorful contemporaries with a deep croon evocative of Morrissey and James Kerr. After extensive US and European touring and two formative releases, the New Jersey natives have tightened the screws on their garage past and are poised for broader appeal with In Blue (Sept 30 via Old Friends).
The new single Wallflowers is power pop at Weezer levels. Producer-mixer wiz Andrew Maury (RAC, Ra Ra Riot) expands and collapses the Jacks’ fever pitch performance with supreme dexterity, adorning the familiar progression with searing guitars, dark resonance, and subtle backbeats.
The accompanying music video is the stuff of golden MTV yesteryears, bringing the bands’ late century inclinations to life in an ode to Weird Science.
– Whitaker Elledge
The Static Jacks- ‘Wallflowers’