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Jack o' the Clock

Jack o' the Clock
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United States
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Jack o’ the Clock brings a quietly giddy sort of energy to the intersection of American folk songwriting and experimental music. The group's sound, a jangly mix of concert-hall agility, acoustic rock drive, and junk shop scouring, is characterized by tight vocal harmonies and intricate arrangements for unusual combinations of instruments made possible by the varied musical experience and multi-instrumentalism of its five members, who have played everything from new music to art metal to fingerstyle folk to free improvisation, sometimes in the same concert.
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http://jackotheclock.com
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Releases on file (7)
Jack o' the Clock — Repetitions of the Old City - II Jack o' the Clock — Repetitions of the Old City - II
(Bandcamp no#, 2018, CD / DL)
Jack o' the Clock — Repetitions of the Old City - I Jack o' the Clock — Repetitions of the Old City - I
(Bandcamp no#, 2016, CD / DL)
Jack o' the Clock — Outsider Songs Jack o' the Clock — Outsider Songs
(Bandcamp no#, 2015, DL)
Jack o' the Clock — Night Loops Jack o' the Clock — Night Loops
(Bandcamp no#, 2014, CD)
Jack o' the Clock — All My Friends Jack o' the Clock — All My Friends
(Bandcamp no#, 2013, CD)
Jack o' the Clock — How Are We Doing, and Who Will Tell Us? Jack o' the Clock — How Are We Doing, and Who Will Tell Us?
(Bandcamp no#, 2011, CD)
Jack o' the Clock — Rare Weather Jack o' the Clock — Rare Weather
(Bandcamp no#, 2008, CD)

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