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5 Questions With The Jacks

The Jacks fly in the face of today's Pop Rock trends with their high energy brand of garage rock. With the release of their second EP, Remember You, the Los Angeles quartete is ready to show they can shine just as bright as those slick Pop Alt act dominating the ariwaves. Their single, Threw It All Away, is a reminder that there can be more to the depth of Alt radio's sound. We caught up with front man/guitarist Jonny Stanback for a look inside The Jacks.

All the Jacks want to do is ‘Remember You

The Jacks, a rock ‘n’ roll band from Los Angeles, has had some of their 2020 plans derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Like other bands who have seen their tours fall apart, the Jacks are taking a wait-and-see approach to better figure out when they can get back on the road and meet their fans.

But this quartet will not stay quiet for long. The Jacks — consisting of Jonny Stanback (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar and vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar and vocals) and Josh Roossin (drums and percussion) — recently released a new EP called Remember You. Its their second EP in as many years, and they are excited for fans to check out the new tunes.

For this project, they headed into the studio with the legendary producer Joe Chiccarelli, who has worked with everyone from the Rancoteurs to the White Stripes to My Morning Jacket. Songs on the new EP include “Olivia” and “We Were Only Young,” among others.

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MORTLYVIEWS: The Jacks

Who says rock is dead? Not the four guys from Los Angeles known as The Jacks. This band formed a few years ago with the intent to marry their love of British Invasion and Southern Rock with a framework that is consistent with today's sound.

The band is made up of Jonny Stanback (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar/vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar/vocals) and Josh Roossin (drums/percussion). They got their band name from a fan who pronounced them as "jacks of all trades" for their ability to accurately capture the sound of many different eras during their epic four-hour shows.

Sick Riffs: Tom Hunter teaches you the pentatonic licks behind The Jacks' Threw It All Away

Sick Riffs #11: Featuring a British Invasion-influenced rock 'n' roll sound, The Jacks' Threw It All Away is a must-learn for classic rock-loving guitarists, with pentatonic lines that are quick to pick up and satisfying to play.

Lead guitarist Tom Hunter is here to teach you the track in its entirety, including the ripping guitar solo. In the video, he uses a 2008 Gibson Custom Shop 1959 Reissue into a 1965 Supro Thunderbolt, with a pedalboard consisting of a Roger Mayer Concorde + Treble Booster, EarthQuaker Disaster Transport SR delay, and Electro-Harmonix Pitch Fork pitch-shifter.

"Coronavirus has definitely impacted our band over the last few weeks," Hunter explains.

Josh Roossin of The Jacks’ ‘Moody in the Living Room’ Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here’s Josh Roossin of The Jacks:

Music has always been a constant in my life for transporting me during good and bad times. Whether that is performing live, creating music with the band, or just listening to tunes in my car or on a run. During these uncertain times, I’ve definitely leaned on music more than ever. I have a tendency of always making my playlists way too long, so narrowing it down to 10 tracks was tough. I know this is an eclectic mix of tunes, but I wanted to include songs that transport me to a specific mood or place in life, or tunes that have just always stuck around for me. Hope ya enjoy!

The Jacks – ‘Remember You’ (e.p.)

Putting out a rock release in 2020 is very rock'n'roll-it's rebellious-and that's exactly what The Jacks have done-and what they are: Rock'n'Roll
  The young upstarts from sunny Southern California are barely four years old, but pack decades of influences into their sound.
  The appropriately named band, named after a fan suggested they were "Jacks of all trades" have released an E.P. entitled 'Remember You'.
  This is a follow up to their first self-titled E.P. and while we await an inevitable full length album from the group, this is a great sampler.
   The band consists of: Jonny Stanback on lead vocals/rhythm guitar,  Tom Hunter on lead guitar & vocals, bassist Scott Stone and Josh Roossin on drums.
   Though with this E.P. we get a total of five songs, The Jacks make the most of their time together.
   “Threw It All Away” kicks off the set with the kinda swagger you'd expect from Jagger, and the band explains "It’s about the feeling of being so close to perfection and having a great opportunity, yet one person decides to ruin that."
   I don't expect that to be the case with these guys.
   Track two, "We Were Only Young" is slower and more introspective, but don't let that description fool you-it has a great sound and feel to it that won't cause drowsiness.
   What album (or E.P.) would be complete with an ode to lost love and a song named after a girl?
   The girl in this case is 'Olivia'-another acoustic workout that the band explains works so much better that way, as they weren't able to capture the same feel via electricity-I trust their instincts on this one-they haven't let me down yet.
   “The Only One” follows and is one of their newest songs and is followed by one of their earliest, which wraps up the excursion, 'Just A Little Bit'
  I'm anxious to hear much more from The Jacks, and while I agree with the aforementioned fan's inspirational assessment, I might add that they have mastered a lot as well.

SXSW Band Interview: The Jacks

We spoke to Jack’s bassist Scott Stone in an interview that was supposed to happen at SXSW…

We really wish we were in Austin interviewing you, but we do what we have to do. What were you hoping to get out of attending the festival?

This would have been our second time at SXSW. We’re so bummed we can’t be there this year. I was mostly excited to be back and playing our new music for everyone. SXSW is one of the most fun festivals for being in a band and such a great way to meet fellow artists. We’ll be back next year for sure. 

I know your SXSW dates were included in a tour also, were you able to play any shows or were they canceled a well

We got to play the first four of them: Brick and Mortar in San Francisco, Holy Diver in Sacramento, School Night in Los Angeles, and Soda Bar in San Diego. All the shows were incredible and the energy we got from the fans was unlike anything we have had in the past. I really cannot wait for live shows to start happening again. 

The Jacks 'Remember You' EDGEOUT Records/UME

Los Angeles rockers, The Jacks, are back with their second EP, Remember You, a five-song winner that successfully combines hard rockers and pop-driven love songs. The quartet includes Jonny Stanback (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (vocals/lead guitar), Scott Stone (vocals/bass) and Josh Roossin (drums/percussion), four best friends who came up on the L.A. music scene. Their signature catchy hooks and infectious grooves were inspiring on their first EP, a self-titled, five-track release back in June of 2019 (read my Ink 19 review here ink19.com/2019/06/magazine/music-reviews/the-jacks), and their sophomore effort does not disappoint. With Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) at the helm, the boys from The Golden State truly shine on their second record. And it makes sense that they would work with a Jack White producer. Their first EP had clear Jack White influences on it.

HEART, SOUL, & IGNITION: THE JACKS’ ‘REMEMBER YOU’ EP IS PURE 21ST CENTURY INDIE ROCK

We said it two years ago, and we’ll say it again today: There is something deeply satisfying about The Jacks’ edgy, classic indie rock energy. “Simply put, we’re rock n’ roll in 2020,” the band’s bassist Scott Stone tells Atwood Magazine. “What we mean by that is at its core, it’s still us four in a room writing and playing music to it, but we are incorporating a modern sound and element to keep it contemporary and not just a rock revival sound.”

Released March 6 via EDGEOUT Records/UMe, The Jacks’ sophomore EP Remember You rekindles the flame they first lit less than a year ago with their self-titled debut extended player. Formed back in 2016 and consisting of Jonny Stanback (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar, vocals), and Josh Roossin (drums/percussion), the Los Angeles band returned louder, harder, and stronger than ever this month – thanks in part to GRAMMY Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, Frank Zappa), who helped capture the young group’s passionate, electrifying presence on record.

CORONAVIRUS: MUSICIANS’ STORIES PART IV

Anything that takes away your ability to earn a living will cut away at your sense of self. I’ve definitely lost a ton of gigs. My father just passed away last month so I already hadn’t worked since mid-February, so not until June or July seems likely – it’s been a rough month. For myself and everyone whose primary income is live music, performance or events, it’s a tough time but an opportunity to pivot. It’s something that had sort of stressed me out since I first heard the virus was in Europe as it seemed like the writing was on the wall that everywhere would be shut down. As an industry, we need to figure out which window is being opened with the closing of this door. Right now, there are millions of people at home looking to be entertained, to escape, to have transcendent and inspiring experiences or to learn. It’s our job to figure out how to provide that and monetize it for the time being.

On Friday March 20, Repopulate Mars did a free 11-hour live video stream including a 6-hour set from me outside in my backyard in Topanga. We will look at new and cutting edge ways to improve the artistic side of things like streams and performances to make them more immersive and memorable.  Obviously, the time at home gives more time to work on music and to prep an album for later this year. I’m sure you will see an avalanche of albums this year. I know a ton of self-employed people in the service and entertainment industry are deeply struggling right now and musicians are no exception but it’s also a great time for creativity to come shining through in a time of crisis.”

Audiences, Critics Alike Will “Remember” The Jacks’ New EP By Year’s End

Up-and-coming rock band The Jacks is a hard working unit.  Not even a year after the band released its debut self-titled album last year, the band has released its second EP (and second overall studio recording), Remember You.  The five-song record is another presentation from the band that, given the right support, could help break the band into the mainstream.  That is due in part to the record’s musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly.  The lyrical themes that accompany the accessible musical arrangements adds to that appeal.  They will be addressed a little later.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements, and will be addressed later, too.  Each item noted here is key in its own way to the whole of Remember You.  All things considered, the noted elements make Remember You a work that will prove memorable in its own right.

Tuesday Tracks: Your Weekly New Music Discovery – March 17, 2020

The Jacks, “Threw It All Away” — Los Angeles quartet The Jacks channels its inner Strokes vibe on this jam. Equal parts British-invasion and early 2000s indie rock, The Jacks make some punchy garage rock, a la Louis XIV. The driving guitar hooks draw you in under lead singer Jonny Stanback’s warm, bluesy vocals. “Threw It All Away” has an ever-catchy chorus. The two-minute mark provides the ultimate payoff, as the tight guitars meld and build off one another. The band’s Southern-garage rock will have your fist in the air. Hockey fans will recognize their music from the the 2019 NHL playoffs.

Singled Out: The Jacks' Threw It All Away'

The Jacks just released their new EP "Remember You" and to celebrate we asked Scott Stone to tell us about the track "Threw It All Away". Here is the story:

We've had "Threw It All Away" in our catalog for almost a year and a half now. We wrote it before we were even signed and decided to play it live for the first time ever at the NHL Winter Classic...in front of over 70,000 people. Since then, it's been in and out of our rotation for live songs. It wasn't until we worked with Joe Chiccarelli in recording it that we truly found our love for it.

Buzz Bands LA: The Jacks, ‘Threw It All Away’

The Jacks poured another tumbler of their straight-up-no-chaser rock ’n’ roll with Friday’s release of their new EP, “Remember You.” It’s the second EP in eight months from the quartet of Jonny Stanback, Tom Hunter, Scott Stone and Josh Roossin, who look the straight-outta-central-casting part for a rugged, British Invasion-styled four-piece.

5 Songs You Must Hear this Week: 02 March 2020

5. The Jacks, Threw It All Away
Remember You EP (Edgeout Records/Universal)
RIYL: Glorious Sons, Jet, Sheepdogs

Four-piece SoCal rock with a bit of boogie that you might have heard during NHL playoff broadcasts last year. Their second EP (due March 6) is introduced by this single which sounds like it’ll be a good driving song once the weather warms up. Note that this record was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, who has worked with The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Killers, The Arkells and many others.

Anti-Music: The Jacks Release 'Threw It All Away' Video

The Jacks have released a music video for their song "Threw It All Away". The song comes from the band's brand new EP "Remember You", which hit stores on Friday.

The EP was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, Minus The Bear, Frank Zappa) and the band had this to say about working with him, "Every step along the way has been truly incredible.

"Joe understands that we always want to deliver our best selves to the fans, and he pushed us at every turn. We're excited to take Remember You across the country."

Bionic Buzz: The Jacks ‘Remember You’ EP out now!

With multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, Minus The Bear, Frank Zappa, among many other rock greats) at the helm, THE JACKS’ momentum continues to build with new tour dates across the country

The band once again delivers original songs infused with their passion for guitar-driven, groove-propulsive rock ‘n’ roll.

“Every step along the way has been truly incredible,” said THE JACKS. “Joe understands that we always want to deliver our best selves to the fans, and he pushed us at every turn. We’re excited to take REMEMBER YOU across the country.”

Music Industry News Network Press Pickup: THE JACKS ‘REMEMBER YOU’; LOS ANGELES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAND IS READY FOR 2020 WITH SECOND EP OUT TODAY ON EDGEOUT RECORDS/UME

THE JACKS ‘REMEMBER YOU’; LOS ANGELES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAND IS READY FOR 2020 WITH SECOND EP OUT TODAY ON EDGEOUT RECORDS/UME
Video for New Single “Threw It All Away” Also Out Today National Tour Dates Include New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Atlanta, Phoenix, Sacramento And More!

March 6, 2020 -- The road may be long, but THE JACKS take it in stride as they bring their rock n’ roll to fans, one fan at a time. From acoustic kickback sessions and clubs in their hometown Los Angeles, to festivals and touring nationally as a support act, Jonny Stanback (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar, vocals) and Josh Roossin (drums/percussion) are headed for the next stage with the release of their second EP in less than a year, REMEMBER YOU (EDGEOUT Records/UMe), available today on all digital services here.
 

LOUDWIRE New Music: The Jacks March 6th Release

You need a hard rock and metal playlist for the weekend, and we've got you covered! Every Friday, we'll refresh this playlist with new songs released during the week, mixed in with tracks heard over the last couple months and tease albums that have yet to come out. Weekly Wire covers all styles of rock and metal — don't be bashful.

New Albums Out March 6
Allen/Olzon - Worlds Apart (Frontiers)
Avenged Sevenfold - Live In The LBC Re-Release (Warner Brothers)
Blue Oyster Cult - 40th Anniversary: Agents Of Fortune - Live 2016 DVD/CD (Frontiers

On The Beat: Josh Roossin of The Jacks

Lessons, Habits, and New Album

Hello MD! Josh Roossin here. It’s a complete honor to be welcomed back here “On The Beat!”

Since we last spoke I’ve had the transformative experience of studying under the legendary Dave Elitch (former drummer for the Mars Volta, Miley Cyrus, and instructor to Gregg Bissonette, Jason McGerr, George Bedford Daniel), recorded the Jack’s second EP Remember You with Grammy award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (the White Stripes, the Strokes, Young the Giant) and, most importantly, grew to appreciate and love music and drumming in a whole new way. I discovered that habits, whether good or bad, become so ingrained in the way we operate throughout life, that I needed to find which habits were conducive and constructive to myself as a musician.

Over Two Dozen Around The US Pick Up The Jacks EP Announcement

The Jacks announced on this past Friday, January 24th 2020, that they have dropped a revamped version of their very first song 'Just A Little Bit', along with their new EP 'Remember You', which is set to release in March of 2020. Since this announcement was made and their track has dropped, 29 separate publications around the US have picked up their exciting news! See below for the links to each of the 29 publications from around the country that wrote about The Jacks new releases!

Their lyric video for 'Just A Little Bit' was premiered exclusively by LoudWire on Thursday, January 23rd, accompanied by their Apple Music pre-order and pre-save links for their new EP. The Jacks' 'Just A Little Bit' is also featured on Apple Music's New Rock playlist this week, click here to see their placement! 

See below for each of the 29 articles written about The Jacks!

Ft. Myers, FL

Lincoln, NE

Providence, RI

Wichita, KS

Milton, DE

Oklahoma City, OK

 Raleigh, NC

 Reno, NV

 Salisbury, MD

Binghampton, NY

Louisville, KY

Lubbock, TX

Salisbury, MD

Chattanooga, TN

Erie, PA

Youngstown, OH

95 KGGO (IOWA) (picked up LoudWire report)

KOMP 92.3 (LAS VEGAS) (picked up LoudWire report)

MAMMOTH TIMES (Mammoth Lakes)

MANHATTANWEEK

MARKET WATCH

NEWSBLAZE

OKLAHOMAN

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

ROANOKE, VA TIMES

ROCK 94 ½  (SPOKANE) (picked up LoudWire report)

SUNCOAST NEWS NETWORK (FL)

TROY, NY RECORD

YAHOO! FINANCE

The Jacks Release Revamped Song ‘Just a Little Bit,’ Announce New EP Read More: The Jacks Revamp Song 'Just a Little Bit,' Announce New EP | https://loudwire.com/the-jacks-just-a-little-bit-new-ep-remember-you/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

The Jacks are on their way back with their second EP, Remember You, due on March 6, and the group is announcing their return by dropping a revamped version of "Just a Little Bit," a song that has some familiarity for fans.

The band says, “'Just a Little Bit' is one of the first songs we ever wrote together as a band. Although, we’ve released it before, we felt that recording never captured the energy and sound we wanted from this song. We are so excited we got to revamp an old classic of ours and put a new spin on it. We are hungry to grow and expand as a band and feel it is appropriate to start the new year with a song that’s about wanting a little bit more.”

For those pre-ordering the EP via digital service providers, "Just a Little Bit" will be available immediately as an instant grat track. Check out the lyric video for the song below.

 

The Jacks Official Press Release for Their New EP 'Remember You' and Grat Track "Just A Little Bit"

THE JACKS REMEMBER YOU;

LOS ANGELES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BAND READIES FOR 2020 WITH FOLLOW-UP EP DUE MARCH 6 ON EDGEOUT RECORDS/UME

 

Los Angeles – January 24, 2020 – The road may be long, but The Jacks take it in stride as they continue pursuing their rock ‘n’ roll dream by playing live every chance they get. From acoustic kickback sessions and clubs in their hometown Los Angeles, to festivals and touring nationally as a support act, Jonny Stanback (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar, vocals) and Josh Roossin (drums/percussion) are ready for the year ahead and the next stage, having spent “downtime” recording their second EP, Remember You (EDGEOUT Records/UMe), which will be available via all digital services on March 6. Preorder, pre-save and pre-add here.

Remember You includes “Just A Little Bit,” available as an instant grat track today on all digital services, HERE. The lyric video available HERE. That this song closes the EP serves as notice: The Jacks are simply revving up. “Just A Little Bit” opens with drums and bass joined by guitars and evokes out-on-the-open-road energy, shifting into high gear on the opening lyric, “I’ve been chasing something lately…” With nearly 500,000 streams, fans will recall an early version of “Just A Little Bit” earned the band its first signing offer (which they subsequently passed on so they could focus on songwriting), a decision that led to their deal with EDGEOUT Records, spearheaded by veteran music executive Tony Guanci, who signed an exclusive global deal with Universal Music Group/UMe.

“Just a Little Bit is one of the first songs we ever wrote together as a band. Although, we’ve released it before, we felt that recording never captured the energy and sound we wanted from this song. We are so excited we got to revamp an old classic of ours and

put a new spin on it. We are hungry to grow and expand as a band and feel it is appropriate to start the new year with a song that’s about wanting a little bit more” – THE JACKS

 

With multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (The Reconteurs, The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, Minus The Bear, Frank Zappa, among many other rock greats) at the helm of The Jacks’ second EP in less than a year, the band once again delivers original songs infused with their passion for guitar-driven, groove-propulsive rock ‘n’ roll that is sung with sassy grit (“Threw It All Away”), heartfelt angst (“We Were Only Young”) and emotion (“Olivia”), or soaring anticipation (“The Only One”). On February 14, “Olivia” will be available as an instant grat track and lyric video.

Stanback, Hunter, Stone and Roossin not only pour their heart and soul into everything they do, but they pour their experiences into further defining a sound that’s all their own while harnessing the spirit of their influences (the British Invasion of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Southern Rock). Remember You, the follow-up to The Jacks, their self-titled debut EP released June 2019, will get road-tested by the time it releases. They played at the Boardner’s By La Belle first Rocker Ball of 2020 earlier this month and will continue with dates throughout California and Arizona in February and March in advance of festival dates and a summer 2020 national tour.

For The Jacks, the quartet zeroed in on five essentials from sold-out shows at iconic Los Angeles venues The Troubadour and Roxy, plus clubs and bars throughout the U.S. In 2019, including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, Washington, D.C., Little Rock, Ark., Lexington, Ky., and Columbus, Ohio, where they took the stage at Mapfre Stadium as part of the inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival along with Foo Fighters, The Cult, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Hives, The Struts, and many others. Featuring “Walk Away,” “Who Are You,” “Hello My Friend,” “Understand,” and “Are You Looking For Love?” The Jacks not only introduced the band to fans across the country but also went on to achieve more than 2 million streams.

The Jacks formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016, united by a passion for rock ‘n’ roll. They started playing around Los Angeles and entered a local radio station’s battle-of-the-bands competition in 2017, winning the grand prize of a recording contract. Instead, they respectfully passed on the prize and continued to tour and work on songs, eventually signing with EDGEOUT Records in 2018 and recording their first studio EP in 2019 with legendary producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5, Blackberry Smoke) and GRAMMY®-winning engineer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele) to mix and bring out group's natural exhilaration. Other highlights in 2019 include performances at the NFL pre-Super Bowl and NHL Winter Classic events. The Jacks’ music was also chosen to be heard during the 2019 Stanley Cup playoff games’ broadcasts, highlight reels, and commercial bumpers.

 

UPCOMING 2020 TOUR DATES*

Sat Feb 22 Mountain High Resort Wrightwood, CA

Fri Mar 6 Brick & Mortar Music Hall San Francisco

Sat Mar 7 Holy Diver Sacramento

Fri Mar 13 Soda Bar San Diego

 

REMEMBER YOU CREDITS

All songs written by Jonny Stanback, Tom Hunter, Scott Stone, Josh Roossin

Produced and engineered by Joe Chiccarelli

Assistant Engineer: Bill Mims

Mixed by Ken Sluiter

Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden

Executive Producer: Tony Guanci

 

ABOUT EDGEOUT RECORDS

Records officially launched in December 2018 with a mission to find the world's next up-and-coming rock bands and artists, giving them access to a new STUDIO EDGE artist development program. Learn more in this Pollstar story about the label.

 

*Tour dates may be subject to change. Please click here to visit The Jacks Tour website for the most current tour information

 

CONTACTS

Sujata Murthy, UMe

(310) 865-7812 sujata.murthy@umusic.com

 

Cathy Williams, 121 Communications

(818) 292-1618 cathy@121comm.com

The Jacks Make WEQX's TOP 102.7 COUNTDOWN for 2019

The Jacks landed at #90 on the TOP 102.7 COUNTDOWN of 2019 with their debut single Walk Away! This listener supported list is highly regarded in the Alternative and Rock radio communities, and is a fantastic accomplishment for The Jacks. At #90 the all American, but British Invasion inspired band falls between legendary artists The Raconteurs and Tyler The Creator. 

The Jacks: Putting the "n" in Rock 'n' Roll

Though they certainly would be categorized in the “rock” section of any playlist, chart, or record store, the young Los Angeles-based band the Jacks wants to make a distinction: they play rock ‘n’ roll. And according to drummer Josh Roossin, there is a difference.

“I think rock ‘n’ roll has sort of a playfulness and attitude that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s something you can dance and groove to a little bit,” he says from a van in the middle of the desert en route to Mesa, Arizona. “Rock is very straight ahead. The music we make may have serious subject matter, but we approach it differently.”

That’s evident on the band’s debut effort The Jacks, a five song EP in which their original relationship-themed material like “Who Are You,” “Are You Looking for Love?” and “Walk Away” show their Led Zeppelin/Stones/Who influence. 

The Jacks Official Press Release For Their Holiday Track and N.American Tour with Wade Cota

THE JACKS BRING CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE TO THEIR HOLIDAY SINGLE “IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER” AVAILABLE NOW 

BAND HEADING OUT ON TOUR SUPPORTING WADE COTA

“The Jacks deliver the kind of infectious ’60s British invasion rock sound that you can't help but turn the volume all the way and leave on repeat” – Earmilk

SANTA MONICA, CA – November 1, 2019 – Los Angeles-based rock ‘n’ roll band The Jacks release “In The Bleak Midwinter,” today, November 1 via EDGEOUT Records/UMe. The track is an exciting change for the original carol; taking it from a traditional choir ensemble and giving it a refreshing rock and roll spin. Produced by GRAMMY®-winning engineer/mixer Thom Russo, the song was recorded in Southern California on a hot summer day, but regardless, The Jacks added their spirit of the holidays to the song. Listen to “In The Bleak Midwinter” here.
Following the release of their new single and album, The Jacks will close out 2019 on tour with Wade Cota. Cota, a singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona, caught America’s attention as a Top 4 finalist on this season of “American Idol.” Known for his unique, soulful vocals, Cota recently released his debut single “Wake Up” and is working on his first full-length album. The tour kicks off in Houston on November 19th. More ticket information is available here.

“In The Bleak Midwinter” follows the release of The Jacks’ self-titled debut-EP, The Jacks, earlier this year. Of the EP, Billboard said, "the five-song set showcases charged, punchy rock... with touches of garage, glam and more contemporary Britpop." Joining forces with legendary producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5, Blackberry Smoke) and mixer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Hozier), The Jacks recorded their debut album at LA’s famed Sunset Sound Recorders. Comprised of Jonny Stanback (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar, vocals), and Josh Roossin (drums, percussion), the band is known for their captivating sound, drawing inspiration from British Invasion bands such as The Beatles, the Who, and the Rolling Stones. The quartet also counts Led Zeppelin, Oasis, The Black Keys, and Cage the Elephant among their strongest influences.

“The sound, while lively and drenched in contemporary garage edge, is heavily influenced by ‘60s/‘70s rock like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. There’s also a ‘90s vibe leaning towards Oasis and The Strokes.” – Music Connection

“The Jacks make straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll for those who think four-piece bands will never go out of style and those who live in the present” – Buzz Bands LA

Lifelong sports fans, The Jacks were selected to perform at the 2019 NFL pre-Super Bowl and the NHL Winter Classic events. The 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs featured The Jacks' music during game broadcasts, highlight reels, and commercial bumpers. And being Beatles fans, performing as part of Ringo Starr’s annual Peace & Love birthday event at the Capitol Records Tower was a personal career highlight.

THE JACKS ON TOUR WITH WADE COTA:

Nov 14 Costa Mesa, CA The Wayfarer *
Nov 19 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Nov 21 Little Rock, AR The Revolution Music Room
Nov 23 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
Nov 25 Boston, MA Haymarket Lounge @ City Winery
Dec 2 New York, NY City Winery
Dec 3 Washington, DC City Winery
Dec 4 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Dec 5 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall **
Dec 6 Norwalk, CT Wall Street Theater
Dec 10 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Iron Works
Dec 12 Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock
Dec 13 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
Dec 14 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Live
Dec 15 Chicago, IL 210 LIVE
Dec 17 Merriam, MO After Shock Live Venue
Dec 18 Denver, CO Herman’s Hideaway
Dec 20 Phoenix, AZ Pub Rock Live
Dec 27 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades ^

* With Keuning
** Without Wade Cota
^ With Vista Kicks
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SIGNING STORY: THE JACKS

It seems like we’re constantly being told that rock is dead. That’s what they want you to believe. But, as is usually the case, the truth is very different. Music doesn’t die. It disappears from the spotlight and into the underground for a while. But as Neil Young so eloquently said, “Hey hey, My my, Rock & roll can never die.”

Take The Jacks, a group from Los Angeles who recently signed with Edgeout Music (under the Universal Music Group umbrella) and just released their self-titled debut EP in June. The band was formed just over two years agoby school pals Scott Stone (bass) and Thomas Hunter (lead guitar). Lead singer Jonny Stanback joined when the pair heard him singing at an acoustic open mic, with drummer Josh Roossin the last to become a Jack.

The Jacks Sell Out The Troubadour July 26, 2019!

I first heard about The Jacks, through a press release, announcing their self-titled  EP released via Edgeout Records/UMG, and the official video of the first single Walk Away, I instantly loved the song, took me back thirty years, yes I was one of the elders at the show.

The Jacks at The Troubadour in Los Angeles

When the Jacks took stage in support of their Self-Titled EP, the venue was literally filled to the rafters with family and friends, including the historic Loft, brimming with the band’s proud aunts and mothers singing along to every song, clapping and dancing together to “Walk Away” and “Holy Roller,” while fans took to crowd surfing along with the gritty Strokes-esque sound of the new Los Angeles staples, with Jonny Stanback on vocals and rhythm guitar, Scott Stone on bass, Thomas Hunter on lead guitar and drummer Josh Roossin. When the crowd expressed their dismay at the set’s end, they cheered and hollered until the band returned to the stage, performing a rousing cover of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” for the packed house.

THE JACKS AT THE TROUBADOUR – LIVE REVIEW

The Jacks lineup is massively talented and persuasive charismatic, featuring the participation of Jonny Stanback on vocals and rhythm guitar, Thomas Hunter on lead guitar, Scott Stone on bass, and Josh Roossin on drums.   Presenting a star making performance The Troubadour has become so well known for over the decades, The Jacks had everyone singing along, dancing, and even crowd surfing – all in celebration of a band clearly ready to break it on out into the big leagues.

ROCK ON! THIS WEEK'S SOUND BITES...8/1/19

"Raw; I'd say raw is probably the word," says drummer Josh Roossin of  Southern California based band, The Jacks. "The energy, our sound and the way we perform; when we're on stage we are playing everything that you're hearing. We don't use any backing tracks or any extra things. When we record we do it the same way, we're not adding any crazy production that we wouldn't be able to play live. I'm not knocking any bands that do that, that's totally fine and there is nothing wrong with that; that's just the way we like to hear our music, just us playing it so that's why I feel like it's raw and energetic." - Danny Coleman 

 

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THE JACKS + FOX WILDE + CREATURE CANYON AT THE TROUBADOUR

"The Jacks were the main act of the night and came on at 10:00. By this point, The Troubadour was filled to the brim with people fighting for a view. As the band set up, fans were already pretty hyped for their performance. Many were banging on the stage and cheering them on while waiting for the first song to be played.  The Jacks did not disapoint, since as soon as they played their first note, it was a party from start to finish. The Jacks comprise of Jonny Stanback on lead vocals and guitar, Thomas Hunter on lead guitar, Scott Stone on bass and Josh Roossin on the drums. All four musicians were equally skilled at their chosen instrument and displayed great on-stage chemistry staying in sync, with each instrument complementing the others. Hunter showed how technically adept he is when he played a guitar solo in several songs. Fans were ecstatic each time he would move to the front of the stage and perform. Stanback's vocals were smooth and fit their songs very well as he gave off that very cool, laid-back feel that seems to be at the core of their band's philosophy. Having read several other interviews with them, they have become pretty well-known for being labeled a "rock 'n roll" band rather than just simply a "rock" band." - CARMINA TAYLOR

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Debut Self-Titled EP Out Today

When it comes to playing rock & roll, THE JACKS simply don't have a choice. "It's what we listen to, it's what we play," bassist Scott Stone says, "and when you stick four guys like us in a garage with instruments, it's just the kind of music we are going to make."

Their special blend of the British invasion sound of the ‘60s and ‘70s mixed with southern rock influences can be heard loud and clear on their self-titled debut EP, which is out today on EDGEOUT Records/UMe on all digital retail outlets. The official video for the first single, “Walk Away,” recently premiered on Billboard.com and is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube page.

BILLBOARD PREMIERS MUSIC VIDEO FROM THE JACKS

The Jacks may not have carried the Stanley Cup like the St. Louis Blues, but the Los Angeles quartet -- whose video for its first single, "Walk Away," is premiering exclusively below -- is another winner from the hockey championship series.

The group, which performed at the National Hockey League's Winter Classic back in January and at this month's NHL Awards in Las Vegas, was part of the Stanley Cup Playoff campaign via NBC and the NHL's social media. It was also the house band for the league's awards show on June 19 in Las Vegas. "They've been great to us, and a lot of people are getting to hear our music because of it," bassist Scott Stone tells Billboard. "I'm the biggest sports fan in the band, but we all love hockey and it's been great to be part of all of that. It's a super exciting time for us."

RELEASE: The Jacks Performing At The 2019 NHL Awards

Los Angeles’ THE JACKS--Jonny Stanback (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Hunter (lead guitar, vocals), Scott Stone (bass guitar, vocals), Josh Roossin (drums/percussion)—will keep their love of hockey going into the off season, as they’ve been tapped to perform as the on-stage band at the 2019 NHL Awards. The ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, June 19 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It will air on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet in Canada at 8pm ET/5pm PT, and will be hosted by Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”).

Throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, The Jacks’ music was chosen to be heard during game broadcasts, highlight reels, and commercial bumpers. A promo highlighting the sights and sounds from the Conference Finals aired throughout the playoffs.

The Jacks Put Rock and Roll Back on Display With "Walk Away" (Exclusive Premier)

Los Angeles-based outfit the Jacks will issue their self-titled debut EP on June 28 on Edgeout Records/UMe. The group proudly distinguishes itself as a rock 'n' roll band at a time when subgenres have seemingly overridden the music in its purest form. A heavy emphasis on hooks and good old rock 'n' roll attitude reveal themselves on the single "Walk Away". Raw and sincere in all the best ways, the track is specifically designed for the live environment where the listener can throw up their sweaty hands and sing along in unapologetic glee.

5 Things You Need to Know About The Jacks

EDGEOUT Records has begun their new venture and have officially signed The Jacks as their very first artist. The label (exclusively distributed by Universal Music Group) was founded by Tony Guanci and team in 2018, with the purpose of discovering up-and-coming rock musicians.  Enter The Jacks. The band is comprised of Jonny Stanback (vocals/guitar), Tom Hunter (guitar/vocals), Scott Stone (bass/vocals), and Josh Roossin (drums). Reminiscent of artists such as The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant, the group pulls inspiration from the British Invasion while echoing the same southern rock sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. As The Jacks forge their own path in the 21st-century, they are redefining how we look at rock n’ roll today.

RELEASE: NHL to pay homage to Notre Dame traditions as well as Blackhawks

Pregame Festivities to Feature Notre Dame Football Greats; The Notre Dame Leprechaun; and South Bend Symphony Orchestra; Blackhawks and Bruins Legends Will Be Celebrated in Pregame Ceremony; Musical Performances by Weezer, Judah & the Lion, and The Jacks. The Jacks, a Southern California four-piece rock 'n' roll band, will entertain fans inside Notre Dame during the Blackhawks' and Bruins' pregame skates. Formed in the summer of 2016, The Jacks - comprised of Jonny Stanback (vocals), Tom Hunter (guitar), Scott Stone (bass), and Josh Roossin (drums) - met as hometown friends and set out to make their stamp on the genre they love. By the end of 2018, The Jacks had self-booked two U.S. national tours, played major rock festivals, and sold out historic Los Angeles venues such as the Troubadour and Roxy. After months of touring, the band is focusing on its first release with EDGEOUT Records/UMG, coming in early 2019....

ON THE BEAT with Josh Roossin of The Jacks: Talks Influences and Gear

I grew up playing and studying primarily funk, rock, Latin, and jazz music. Throughout my years studying with Johnny Byrne, I played in his annual drummer showcases performing drum covers from Led Zeppelin to Toto, and Steely Dan to Edgar Winter. I believe having feel is always more important than technicality. While a great drummer should have the chops to play a variety of styles, fills, and rhythms, having feel and playing tastefully with the music I am trying to create is always at the forefront of my mind . . .

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Rock N Roll is Back With A Vengeance In The Jack's Latest Single "Wings"

The SoCal four-piece known as The Jacks deliver the kind of infectious ’60s British invasion rock sound that you can't help but turn the volume all the way and leave on repeat. With a bold bass line, outright catchy melodies and a crunching blues-rock guitar riff, their latest single "Wings" is the perfect rock n' roll track to kick off the new year with . . .

THE JACKS are a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, Let’s Get That Straight.

Their vibe is heavily influenced by the British Invasion of the ’60s and ’70s, with a slight Dan Auerbach quality in vocalist/guitarist Jonny Stanback’s delivery, and a clear and present throwback to the blues. Together with lead guitarist Tom Hunter, bassist Scott Stone, and drummer Josh Roossin, this new local 4-piece doesn’t hide behind any bullshit. What you hear is what you get, just as it should be. So listen up.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Jacks Channel Classic Rock N’ Roll on Debut Music Video “She’s a Mystery”

New to the scene but quick to impress, Southern California’s four-piece The Jacks is inspired by the pure rock n’ roll of the 60’s and 70’s British Invasion era. Premiering today is the band’s debut video for their vintage-tinged single “She’s a Mystery.”

Indie through and through, The Jacks believe in raw, human musicianship, never playing to a click track or touching up vocals with auto-tune. The band puts their own fun spin on classic rock with a taste of the blues, performing with an energy that can only come from truly loving the music they are putting out into the world. In their “She’s a Mystery” video, you can feel the intensity as vocalist Jonny Stanback sings with a powerful grittiness . . .

Indie Rockers The Jacks Are New to the Game, But the Cards Are in Their Favor

Thomas Hunter and Scott Stone go way back, having met when they were in kindergarten. With a mutual longtime love and passion for music, the duo have been playing music informally together since seventh grade. As one would imagine, knowing each other for nearly their entire lives has allowed them become pretty close. After growing up in Orange County and playing throughout their high school years, the duo slid up the freeway to attend college at USC.

Despite their long friendship — and noodling around — it wasn’t until last year, their senior year of college, that the duo decided they wanted to play music together in a more serious fashion.

“Back then it was mostly for fun,” Stone says. “We had a few original tunes, but mainly we were covering some of our favorite bands and musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Who and AC/DC, that kind of stuff . . .