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.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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  1. It’s that classic pop rock sound, introduced in the 60’s and grew through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s; but seems to have gone away in today’s music. I love it! Let’s bring complex harmonies, key changes and powerful spirit back to pop music! Keep it up guys!

  2. King Jane magnificently combines a bursting energy with catchy melodies to create a sometimes touching and sometimes passionate sensation of music. Bravo!

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