Jackie Daytona’s new album SHE’S SO HOT will release on Friday March 2nd via Tremolo Records. The debut album consists of 7 gritty garage-styled power pop anthems that was self-produced and mixed/mastered by Norman Matthew (Murder FM/As Strange As Angels).
In August 2012, bassist/vocalist Jackie Daytona and drummer Justin Robinson began discussing the idea of creative partnership on a drum-and-bass style record. “We kind of started it as a joke,” Daytona said “because a drum and bass band would be the only way we’d get to make any decisions. I ultimately got Justin to agree that if I wrote some songs, we would make a record.”
Daytona spent a year and a half writing songs, meticulously crafting the arrangements to match the sensibilities of a bass-and-drums outfit. In March 2015, The duo scraped together enough gear to record, borrowing almost everything. They set up shop in a cavernous 3,600 square foot building with 25-foot tall ceilings. The control room was tucked into an old automotive paint booth, with all of the gear situated in the main area of the room.
1. HOT & SWEATY
2. SHE’S SO HOT
4. UPTOWN BABY
6. YOU’RE SO GOOD TO ME
7. COMIN’ TO GET YOU
“We wanted to get that big, raw, old-school sound,” said Robinson. “Recording where we did was a perfect match from both a creative and practical perspective. We weren’t in some fancy studio. This helped create an authenticity to the playback.”
The duo tracked seven songs in three days – music defined by Robinson’s vintage Ludwig Vista-lite drum kit and Daytona’s pair of buzzed-out bass amps. Out of these sessions came gritty, garage-styled power pop: Loud drums, loud bass, loud vocals, just … loud.
“We were making music and had no rules,” Robinson said. “Usually a producer comes in or the lead singer and directs us (the rhythm section), but this was really whatever we could think of.”