by Jonathan Bannister (@j_utah)
Jackson Martel has already been firmly implanted in our ears this year. His excellent band Superteen released the equally excellent Isn’t a Person album just last month and it’s been spinning constantly in the Post-Trash “offices.” Now, Jackson is back with his band Off Drugs. The self-described “Post Coffee-Gaze” band are putting out their new EP On One and "Headline" is the first single.
On One contains “deeply confused songs that are also about being deeply confused” and with an opening line like “been a long time since I’ve seen that look on my face” you can start to see how that is an apt description. A flurry of noise opens up the song before settling into the first verse containing that look on their face while someone won’t give Off Drugs the “time or place.” This leads into a raucous chorus, the half-time drums pounding the ride symbol, before going into a down right pleasant horn section.
Thankfully we don’t have to wait long to hear the rest of the EP. Sad Cactus is putting it out this Friday, February 26. Get a look at the coffee drenched cover art below, pour yourself a cup, and give the song a listen. I think you’ll find that "Headline" is first rate indie rock.
Off Drugs' "On One" is out February 26 via Sad Cactus Records. Pre-order HERE.