Damn Jackals is a Brooklyn-based, 5-piece, indie/garage-rock/punk band, formed in the summer of 2014, by Beau Croxton and Mike Goehler.
The duo transformed Croxton’s upstate home, in Rhinecliff, NY, into a DIY recording studio, dubbed the ‘Crooked Castle‘, where the Damn Jackals’ debut effort, That’s It (EP), and upcoming album, “Crooked Castle, Vol. I” and pending follow-up “Crooked Castle, Vol. II” were all written and recorded.
The Damn Jackals’ sound is reminiscent of early 70’s Bowie/T. Rex glam rock and the classic punk stylings of Johnny Thunders, Iggy & The Stooges, and Television, punctuated by distorted, wailing synth, raunchy guitar lines and Croxton’s fuzzed-out vocals. The band released their debut EP, That’s It, in 2017, featuring tracks from the band’s upcoming, two-part album, Crooked Castle, Vol. I and follow-up, Crooked Castle,Vol. ll.
The Damn Jackals lineup includes Beau Croxton (lead vocals/ guitar), Max Motchan (guitar), Sean Burke (guitar/keys/vocals), Matt Lion (bass) and Mike Goehler (drums). Additionally, Damn Jackals’ performances frequently feature a three piece horn section, consisting of notable touring act-alumni: Carter Yasutake (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Charles Bradley), Jason Disu (David Byrne & St. Vincent, LCD Soundsystem), and Noah Dreiblatt (Blitz the Ambassador). Damn Jackals currently reside in Brooklyn, where they perform regularly. The band recently kicked off the Spring at Baby’s Alright (April 1st), with The Muckers and Oh, Rose; opening the night to a packed house. Crooked Castle, Vol. I marks Damn Jackals’ debut full-length album release and features 6 previously unreleased tracks and 3 remastered singles from That’s It.
Crooked Castle, Vol. I is the band’s most eclectic work to date, showcasing the Damn Jackals’ penchant for boundary-free genre mixing. Damn Jackals will be performing a handful of Manhattan and Brooklyn shows in support of the album’s release, slated for May 25th of this year.
CROOKED CASTLE, VOL I. LP- TRACKLISTING
01. Stop N’ Cop
03. Street Magic
06. Bone Daddy
08. That’s It
09. Crooked Castle
5/25 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge