Tyler Jakes | Lo-Fi Matter

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Lo-Fi Matter

by Tyler Jakes

...like the next Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, if it were written by Tom Waits, the Pixies, and Led Zeppelin. --Garageband.com review
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. Lie Awake
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2. Spaghetti A Go-Go
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3. Elevator to the Sun
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4. Suck Radio
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5. Only A Dream
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6. If I Ever Make It Home
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7. So Long, Serotonin
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8. Junction 29
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9. Mentholated Blues
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10. Uh Huh Huh
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11. Bring Me Down
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Album Notes
"Blasting out of the gates with the remember -Black Rebel Motorcycle Club -when-they- rocked-and-loved -Jesus and Mary Chain garage- rocker Lie Awake, Jakes is intent on laying down some truly dirty rock and roll here. Jakes plays all the instruments himself, working an impressively gnarly groove on everything from drums to slide guitar. The end result is an album that evokes flaming hot rods on Spaghetti A Go-Go, T. Rexs mellow glaze crossed with Dylan-esque harmonica on Suck Radio and Sergio Leone soundtrack/gypsy punk miscegenation. Lo-Fi Matter is a great starting point for an artist reminiscent of a muscle-car Ben Weaver and worthy of a seat next to Terry Eason in the eclectic garage band touring van."
--Pulse of the Twin Cities

"On Lo-Fi Matter, Jakes displays great range and talent as a song writer. Not only does he play all the instruments himself, but he displays a knack for finding hooks in all sorts of places, be it a rollicking bass line, howling harmonica riff, screaming guitar blast, or a melodic line of acoustic finger plucking. Jakes' music comes across as an amalgam of blues, folk, and punk baring the undeniable imprint of his travels through Eastern Europe. With a voice slightly reminiscent of Axl Rose, Jakes comes across like a hard rocking Tom Waits with the guitar sensibilities of Robert Pollard. Lyrically, Jakes is a social observationalist. On tracks like "Junction 29," and "Uh Huh Huh," words spill out like a ray of amped beatnik stream of consciousness. In fact, the whole album, disparate and adventurous as it is, seems like a recorded document of spontaneous artistic bloodletting. Somebody get this man some more canvas!
--Rift Magazine

"Tyler Jakes has a slew of great songs on his hands with this release. This is one of those guys that I hear and think Why havent I heard of him before? ... his songwriting skills are very, very good for an unsigned artist. I havent heard a song that I dont like on this disc yet. Elevator To The Sun, Lie Awake, and Only A Dream are all great songs. I actually could just mention all of them as terrific, but I will let you make the final judgment. Influences ranging from Neil Young to the Butthole Surfers and from Bob Dylan to The Pixies can all be noticed in the style of music on this effort. Be sure to check out his website to find out how to get this disc, and then you can start enjoying the lo-fi matter that Tyler Jakes is sharing with the world.
--The Audio Nut, Entertainmentnutz.com


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Finally! Innovative Rock with an edge!
This is a fantastic CD. Period. In the morass of 'same-old, same-old' rock that seems to be around, TJ has given us something to sink our teeth into.

As good as the musicianship is (and it is stellar!) it is the passion and feeling that are transmitted through the songs... whether that's a clever twist of words or twist of chords or twist of rhythm.

Like a big V8 engine, TJ's tunes make you feel nicely surly.


hasn't left my stereo yet!
hasn't left my stereo yet!

european chick

totally rocks!!!!
I think this guy is a genius!!!
Good work man! Love it!

Team Mascot

Great dark and spooky album
Tyler put together a pretty rad record here. He's got one of those voices that sounds like he smokes ten packs a day, but it's a perfect fit for his sound. Interesting lyrics and dark and spooky moods throughout make this record worthwhile for your collection.


Best 10 bucks you can spend!
This CD is quite a find.

Duarte Toscano - Portugal

Acreditem, o Homem é Bom Músico
Rapaziada Portuguesa,Lusófona e Latina; o nosso amigo Tyler tem mesmo jeitinho. OK,faz-me lembrar esses gajos todos acima referidos, mais o Neil Young (harmónica em Suck Radio), K. Cobain, Santana (So Long Serotonin) e os filmes do Clint Eastwood e Lee Van Cleef.
O importante é que "lo-fi matter" é estilo Tyler Jakes por ele próprio e provávelmente futura referência. Bom Rock, Country,"Lazy Blues" (mentholated), boa voz, soberbo instrumental, lírica nada simplista, enfim o Homem a revelar-se,por favor não o comparem a nada.
(Proximo CD será para 5 estrelas, força Tyler)


A rockin cd. blues/folk with a touch of punk
Lo-Fi Matter is a mixture of blues/folk/grunge/punk/pure goodness. some songs sound like nirvana with the voice of marilyn manson, while others may have some sort of spanish/mexican feel.
this is a cd you will like instantly!


oh boy don't ya lie on the track-a-lack
Oh this is really cool... the guitar work is awesome. reminds me of real bluesy Aerosmith or the Allman Brothers but better than both because it's grungier. has me humming along. kinda Ledzeppy, but over-all reminded me of John Lee Hooker. this might be THE REAL FOLK BLUES.

biggG from Battle Creek, Michigan

this band freakin ROCKS
I will be adding this one to our radio channel for sure! The mood is GREAT! The performance is excellent; you all have a great project here. I can not say enough good things about this one!


I love the sultry, paranoid vocals and the dark, edgy vibe. You sound cool - there's kind of an 80's / goth thing going on here. But to me, you sound totally original and certainly stand out from the crowd. Good luck!
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