Sounds Like: Blue Cheer, Clutch, Quicksand, Frijid Pink, (the) Melvins
Label: Silver Maple Kill, Silver Maple Kill Records
Bio: The Jackpine Snag was created to fill the void required by bands who love blues and doom and have it come out grungy. that is all, please move along.
“Grungy doom blues” is how the Jackpine Snag defines its sound, and that’s an apt descriptor. The Lansing-based band’s latest seven-inch, “The Omega Stump,” is a raw, heavy, druggy brew of sonics that’s potent. Songs like “The Captive Waltz” and “The Big Win” offer a catchy, bluesy groove, with thick guitars and coarse riffing. The release is a great choice for Michigan music fans. The disc was recorded by Lansing’s Isaac Vander Shuur (The Hat Madder), produced by Vander Shuur and the Jackpine Snag and mastered by Lansing’s John Krohn (Frontier Ruckus). If there’s one motif on the EP, it’s the Jackpine Snag’s ability to capture a rawness — a wild, spontaneous, untamed edge — in their sound. On “The Omega Stump,” the band — which includes Todd Karinen (drums), Joe Hart (guitar, Vocals) and Greg Lamb (bass) — keeps things exciting from start to finish with six songs of rousing rock. “The Baby Soon” brings the EP to a crushing close with ”