Southern Band to Watch: War Jacket

July 9, 2012 | By | Comments (0)

Photo courtesy of War Jacket, by Stephen DeVries

Name: Caleb Chancey (with cellist Lori Cheng and electric guitarist Joel Blount)

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Sounds like: Faulkner’s short stories brought to life in hauntingly beautiful instrumental melodies and almost-eerie vocals. War Jacket’s lyrics evoke a sort of sad nostalgia beckoning listeners to sit and stew in memory and reflection of a different time. 

If You Like: Antony and the Johnsons, Damien Jurado, Glen Hansard

Download: War Jacket recently penned the score for local film, Blue of the Sky. Get a free download of the instrumental soundtrack. Or, check out “Live Like Your Going Home,” War Jacket’s first full-length album. We love “Remember You Used to Love Me,” for its tender melancholic tone.

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