LOVE & TORTURE: new album out March 2015!


Track list, bio, and first single HERE!

Cover art by Ulrike Theusner

NEW SONG “Circumstance”

Hey all,
Just in time for the Halloween holiday season, here’s a new tune for your listening pleasure!
Streaming now over at PopMatters! Check it out HERE!

Portland Friends!!!

Purchase Tickets HERE

FALL TOUR: Out of the summer’s shadows


10th – The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH #

11th – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL #

13th – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN #

14th – The Mill – Iowa City, IA #

15th – The Demo – St Louis, MO #

16th – Auntie Mae’s Parlor – Manhattan, KS #

17th – Zoo Bar – Lincoln, NE #

18th – Moe’s Original – Denver, CO #

20th – Neurolux – Boise, ID #
22nd – The Tractor – Seattle, WA #

22nd – The Tractor – Seattle, WA #

23rd – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR #

24th – Sam Bond’s Garage – Eugene, OR #

25th – The Depot at Humbolt State University – Arcata, CA #

27th – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA #

28th – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA #

29th – Leo’s – Oakland, CA #

30th – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA


1st – Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV

10th – Exit / In – Nashville, TN #

12th – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA

13th – DC9 – Washington, DC #

14th – The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY &


# w/ O’Death
& w/ O’Death and Death Vessel



I want to draw attention to the man who directed the videos for Ancestor. Breath in with your eyes all the work he has made and hear his words on the making of the latest video for Red Red Rose below.

Red Red Rose:
Black Coal:
State I’m In:
Making of Ancestor:

Zack on Red Red Rose:
“I heard Jack’s song for the first time in a vacant lot facing some railroad tracks in Jackson, Mississippi. We were sitting around a fire drinking bourbon, and he just played it. I don’t know if he wrote it right there on the spot, but it was so spontaneous and yet so perfectly fitting to the mood that I’ll never forget it. It was one of those pure moments. I’ve never heard it him play it since.

The song is really about appearances. Red Red Rose tells the story of a man who seems to have it all, but yet who inside is exploding. Maybe he has some fatal flaw, some incurable disease, or has committed some irreversible act. Whatever it is, it is too much for him to bear, and so he takes his own life. I always had this image in my mind of a patriarchal Southern gentleman: a successful businessman, family man, and philanthropist. And then there is his other side.

I wanted the video to feel like a waking dream and to take place is some not so distant other world. I am always trying to do that, but here it was especially fitting. We see the character looking in on his life from the outside. We see only his shadow or reflection. And then we see him cross to the other side.

We went to Savannah, Georgia where Jack had a friend who, in a way, had the keys to the all the backdoors of the city. We looked at all sorts of Civil war era homes, mansions, historical landmarks, cemeteries, etc. And then started to whittle away and eliminate what we felt were clichés. We shot at a couple different locations in and around Savannah over 3 days. We used our friend’s old Russian 35mm camera that was so loud that if sounded like a dryer full of shoes. Everyone was real startled the first time we rolled film it. I think that was the last time the camera ever ran, right afterwards it just seized up.”

New Video: In My Dreaming

“Not one to shy away from topical themes, Ancestor‘s “Anyone,” according to Jones, was inspired by a photograph of self-immolation that begat the Arab Spring in 2010. Now, 13 years later, Jones has recorded a video for a song birthed by the 9-11 attacks in New York City. In Jones’ words, “In My Dreaming” is aContinue Reading

Noisey premieres video for Red Red Rose

  Watch it here:     Director Zack Spiger says of the video:     “I heard Jack’s song for the first time in a vacant lot facing some railroad tracks in Jackson, Mississippi. We were sitting around a fire drinking bourbon, and he just played it. I don’t know if he wrote it rightContinue Reading

Spin calls Ancestor one of the “Best Overlooked Albums of 2014”

I guess it is time to ask you to share this album with your friends if you feel inspired. Check out the review from SPIN who feels it has not seen enough light yet.

Impose Video Premiere: Jackson

Watch the new video for Jackson at Impose. Directed by Zack Spiger:   Jack’s description of the video:

Portrait of me by Nashville’s Dorthy, Jessi Zazu of Those Darlins