Up and coming Artist, Jade Devitt of Gale Forces will be introducing his first full length album "Strawberry Peak" on March 7th, 2017. Gale Forces is best introduced as angular melodic driven rock. Jade's background as a drummer craves syncopated rhythms.
Jade sings, plays guitar, bass, synths and drums. Gale Forces is bit unpredictable in regard to rhythms and feel, while always ballasting with melody and somewhat traditional song structure. The music leans more towards the physical or aggressive.
What to look for in 2017:
Gale Forces will release the full length album "Strawberry Peak" in early 2017, as well as a music video for the song "In The Rut" directed by Mike Bruce (Noel Gallagher, Russell Brand, Mischa Barton, Zoe Bell, Timothy V. Murphy, The Dandy Warhols). Gale
Forces will tour locally in Los Angeles with a national tour to follow. The album was engineered and mixed by Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Death Valley Girls) at his Station House Studio in Echo Park.
Mark Rains is great to work with and he has a lot of interesting vintage gear and instruments. We recorded the drums and most of the rhythm guitars for the album to 2" analog tape, so it has a throwback kind of warmth to the recording. Mark fabricated a
George Martin-esque analog tape loop for the drums on the song "Clean As Snow' - Jade Devitt
Guest musicians on the album include Autry Fulbright (..Trail Of Dead/ Vanishing Life), Erik Trammel (All Souls, Black Elk), Eric Akre (Treepeople), Robbie Williamson (We Are The World, My Name) and Jonny Flaugher.
The first self titled EP released April 2014, was recorded with longtime friend and Seattle alumni Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Tony Levin) at his studio Veneto West in Santa Monica.
About Jade Devitt:
Originally from Billings, Montana Jade started playing drums when he was 15. Jade joined a local punk band called Aspirin Feast at 16 in eastern Washington state. Performing at 16 in several post hard core/punk/emo bands before moving to Seattle in 1993
to join Engine Kid. Later joining the alternative rock band Lucky Me and signing to Revolution Records (Warner Bros subsidiary). Both Seattle bands toured the US multiple times.
Jade's earlier influences were mainly punk and hardcore music (Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains and Descendents) anything that was a soundtrack for his adolescent passion for skateboarding. Also, a local hero band Diddly Squat who were a hardcore
band with a ‘cow punk' slant, that featured bassist Nate Mendel of current Foo Fighters fame and drummer Erik Akre who appears on two tracks on ‘Strawberry Peak'. The music of D.C. based indie label Dischord Records (Fugazi, Dag Nasty, Rites of
Spring) was part of a steady diet in his formative years. Jade's early 90's Seattle roommates Sunny Day Real Estate were a huge influence. The debut albums of both Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters are core influences of Gale Forces. Both records
are basically solo records, which is relatable since Jade's recordings are typically a mostly solo venture. Jade is also drawn to current bands like Battles, Tycho, Tame Impala, and TV on the Radio.
Gale Forces aim to bring a more tranquil quality to the music moving forward. http://galeforces.net
Stay tune for tour dates, music and new video 2017! Cheers!
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