Jack – “A Kick A Knife”

Jack is the project of Buffalo/Brooklyn-based musician Brittany Costa, and next month she’s putting out the follow-up to her 2016 debut EP, Resting Places. Her debut full-length is called Alchemical Rounds, an apt title given that Costa writes songs that hinge on blisteringly intense chemical reaction. “A Kick A Knife,” the album’s first single, is demonstrative of an internal struggle: between vulnerability and detachment, between giving in and letting go. It’s a breathtaking expanse, and Costa’s voice is a fierce weapon that’s both defiant and weary. “There’s this big great feeling/ That there’s more than just accepting,” she sings. “A lie of a life you’re tired of living/ A sad voice in your mind you stop believing.” The song peaks and valleys with a magnificent chugging, like the grinding of an old machine, and whenever it threatens to collapse on its own weight, Costa pulls back just before the breaking point. Listen below.

01 “Blue”
02 “Anxiety”
03 “A Kick A Knife”
04 “Fear Of”
05 “A Red Sky Forming”
06 “Dirt”
07 “Boxes”
08 “What Grows”
09 “Tommy”

TOUR DATES (w/ Dreambeaches):
03/01 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
03/02 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
03/03 Detroit, MI @ PJs
03/04 Chicago, IL @ house show
03/05 Louisville, KY @ TBA
03/06 Nashville, TN @ Spice Rack
03/07 New Orleans, LA @ TBA
03/09 Gainesville, LA @ TBA
03/10 Athens, GA @ TBA
03/11 Asheville, NC @ Static Age
03/12 Harrisonburg, VA @ Golden Pony
03/13 Baltimore, MD @ TBA
03/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Space 1026
03/15 Providence, RI @ TBA
03/16 Bloomfield, CT @ Blind Mouse
03/17 Brooklyn, NY @ The Glove

Alchemical Rounds is out 3/1 via Sad Cactus. Pre-order it here.

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