Posted August 27, 2019 by Mike Mineo in Rock

King Jane – ‘Deep in the Garden’ EP

Brooklyn act King Jane specialize in an eclectic vein of rock, emphasizing psych-friendly textures and melodic vocal lines. The band’s debut EP, Deep in the Garden, released this past week. All four of its tracks tout their own personality, in engaging ways. Opener “Gypsy Girl” touts an immediate melodic pull, interchanging Jeff Lynne-esque guitar lines with Eagles-like vocal harmonies. I’m also reminded of the act Deacon Blue.

As the second track, “Sympathetic” rides on mellow keys and a coffee-house feel to start, expanding to a series of tender guitar lines and rousing organ supplements. By the track’s conclusion, a moving rock ballad takes full form. “Verdin” succeeds as an emotive effort with power-pop sentiments, showing enjoyable melodic variation and clever hooks. This track is perhaps the one best indicative of the band’s eclectic reaches. The EP’s closer, “All the Way,” is the release’s most spirited rocker, reminding of power-pop acts like Big Star and Jellyfish in its shimmering knack for hooky vocal lines.

All four tracks on Deep in the Garden are definitely worth digging into.

“Gypsy Girl” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2019’ Spotify playlist.

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