OUT TOMORROW! Desert Grunge Rock foursome JAKETHEHAWK to release their sophomore album, ‘TO BUILD A FIRE’ via Blackseed Records on November 10, 2018.
‘To Build A Fire’ – Track List:

To Build A Fire pt. 1: First, We Kill All the Lawyers
To Build A Fire pt. 2: Parting Glass
To Build A Fire pt. 3: Recluse
To Build A Fire pt. 4: Geotaxis
Holy Water
The Silk Road

Pittsburgh’s own ‘Appalachian Desert Rock’ act JAKETHEHAWK continues to pursue the sky with the announcement of a new full-length album coming in November on Blackseed Records. Their sophomore record, ‘TO BUILD A FIRE‘, comes less than a year after their debut release, ‘Year Of The Hawk‘ last January.
With all music written and performed by Jakethehawk, the album was recorded and engineered by Justin Lober in Pittsburgh, with mastering by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks.  The beautiful cover illustration and design is by Joe Mruk of Red Buffalo Illustration.

The band shared some insight into creating the new album:

The bones of this album were mostly written on acoustic guitar with the idea that it would give the music a more ‘song focused’ feel.  The title track songs were rewarding, because they contain cohesive musical and thematic journey. To Build a Fire’ is a representation both of where we are as a band and where we want to go musically and texturally.”

Set to arrive November 10, 2018, ‘To Build A Fire‘ will be available from Blackseed Records in physical format on CD, with Digital Download and Streaming through all major outlets.

Order ‘To Build A Fire’ now via Jakethehawk.bandcamp.com

Jakethehawk debuted a lyric video this week for the track “Strand” off the new album ‘To Build a Fire‘.  Video by Kevin Czarnecki, b(C)zar Concepts


“Jakethehawk took things into the high-as hell eighties and lowlife nineties, dredging from the lake floor Kyuss and early Soundgarden but with a bit more hipshake and no Subpop pretension or cynicism. Rather, there was a youthful joy to their set as if they were a bunch of lads discovering heavy metal for the first time, playing so effectively well it seemed as easy as throwing shapes.” ~ First Angel Media

“…the offering readily toes the line between heavy rock and more aggressive, metallic fare, finding a niche not heard from the Steel City since the likes of SuperVoid a few years back, but presented with a bluesier take…” ~ The Obelisk

Jakethehawk premiered the first video & single for “The Silk Road” at The Obelisk,


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