Every time I come across jascha., I end up reading about or hearing about whiskey. Maybe it’s part of the folk rock mystique. Maybe it’s an Indiana trademark. Or maybe it’s just jascha.. Regardless of the reason, it seems appropriate to take to jascha. as one would a whiskey drink...
Distilled in Indianapolis, jascha. have been aging towards perfection over the last couple years. Ingredients currently include Jascha on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Nathan on bass guitar, Bryan on the set, and Katie on accompanying vocals and assorted percussion. Former guitarist, Jordan Updike, is also featured in these videos. Their flavor resembles that of heavier folk rock, but their four part harmonies and obvious soul influences paint them as a blended whiskey more so than a straight whiskey. They’re served in various locations across the Midwest and are best enjoyed in small, cozy bars amongst good company.
Featured here are songs “Amanda Celicia” and "Baton Rouge" from the band's 2010 release titled There’s Nothing Like Love for Making you Miserable. While watching “Amanda Celicia,” you may notice an extra kick to their flavor. That kick is a cellist rockin’ out in the background. It’s like the hint of vanilla that comes from being aged in an oak cask. “Baton Rouge” has a more upbeat taste to it that likely comes from refined harmonies in a major key. Overall, jascha. satisfies and keeps you feeling up when you should be down. Cheers!
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Recorded and Mixed by Jeff DuPont, Kevin Noble, and Corey Barnes
Filmed and Edited by Doug Fellegy, Joe Wallace, Michelle Castillo, and Stacie Grissom
Words by Gerard Pannekoek