New York City duo, and twin brothers Derek and Brent Gaines AKA: Jerkagram have released their new single “Cloud Builder”. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming release Outer Limbs.
Jerkagram will be touring behind Outer Limbs throughout March and April 2016. Prior to that, Jerkagram celebrates the album release in Los Angeles on January 26th at Los Globos with Hepa-Titus, PlanesWalker & Andraus.
It’s a bit difficult to nail down the band’s sound. “I never know what to tell people when they ask,” explains drummer Brent Gaines, one half of the fraternal twin duo, along with guitarist Derek. The raucous twosome is influenced by a very wide array of musical styles and philosophies, from the cacophonic yet buoyant heaviness of The Melvins to the orchestral post-rock of Explosions in the Sky to the loose jazz of Sun Ra.
Starting out exclusively as an improvisational stilted noise/free rock operation from New York, Jerkagram embarked on several tours, and came to find that their free approach was naturally gravitating towards something more foundational and song-oriented. This newfound energy for song-writing lead to the band releasing two records in 2014 — full-length Let’s Talk About Us and EP Tired Old Horseshit. Following these releases was an ambitious ten-week tour around the US, where they landed in Los Angeles, ready to tickle some more earlobes with sheepish grins.
Enter the band’s new full-length album, Outer Limbs was recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins/Big Business), the record is a refinement of their melting-pot sound.
Jerkagram plans to support the record with relentless touring in 2016. Outer Limbs will be available on CD and download on January 29th, 2016.
JERKAGRAM TOUR 2016:
01/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ hepa.Titus
02/19 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
03/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
03/06 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
03/07 Houston, TX @ The Satellite
03/08 New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
03/10 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
03/11 Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
03/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
03/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
03/16 New Haven, CT @ BAR
03/17 Boston, MA @ O’Briens
03/18 Providence, RI @ Funky Jungle
03/19 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
03/21 Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
03/23 Toronto, ON @ the Handlebar
03/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
03/26 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar
03/28 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
03/29 Milwaukee, WI @ The High Dive
04/01 Kansas City, MO @ Mini Bar
04/03 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
04/06 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
04/07 Seattle, WA @ Substation
04/09 Olympia, WA @ Redhouse
04/10 Vancouver, BC @ LanaLou’s
04/13 Eugene, OR @ Wandering Goat w/ Gaselle/s/ & Paleons
04/15 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull