Half A Cow is proud to welcome Wade Jackson to the Half A Cow roster with his new album...
WHISKEY ALPHA DELTA ECHO (hac160) OUT NOW ON CD.
Wade Jackson has returned with the follow up album to his debut record Goodbye Rain, Hello Sunshine, with the new release Whiskey Alpha Delta Echo. Wade has again teamed up with the very talented producer Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring, Cloud Control) to sculpt an album of rich melodies, lush harmonies and reverb laden guitar driven pop. It stands on the cross roads of Americana-English late 70s guitar pop with a dash of Australiana from the same era. Whiskey Alpha Delta Echo available here: Big Cartel
“Opener ‘Dark Mirror’ has a Byrdsian jangle and Californian mood to it. The modern ‘Valentine’s Day’ has an echoing alt pop style, but comparisons to Big Star really come out on ‘Catch My Eye’, ‘Coming Back’ and ‘Carolina.’ ‘Coming Back’ is also very comparable to The Autumn Defense with a hypnotic chorus and solid harmonies. This is definitely an album that delivers quite a few favorites for my playlist.” – Powerpopaholic.com
“When one first hears Wade Jackson, one notices that his voice has some similarities to that of John Wicks of The Records. Not the ‘Starry Eyes’ Wicks of yesteryear but rather the John Wicks of 2013’s ‘Chasing Angels’, the lead singer’s tribute to Phil Brown. The comparison doesn’t end there as back in the day, a prominent music critic was known to refer to The Records as the British Big Star. There are numerous examples throughout the LP of Big Star’s influence on the work of Jackson. Tracks such as ‘Catch My Eye’, ‘Coming Back’, ‘Carolina’ and especially ‘Back of My Hand’ are all reminiscent of Big Star. Easily one of the best discs I’ve heard so far this year and is an absolute must for those who miss Misters Chilton & Bell.” – PowerPopNews.com
“Quite simply one of 2015's best so far. The allusion in the title is apt, as the sound here is Big Star-meets-Wilco with its melodic minor-key rockers with a twinge of Americana (Austrliana?). After the moody opener ‘Dark Mirror’ (which answers the question "What would The Smithereens sound like as a folk-rock band?"), we're treated to the jangly ‘Valentine's Day’ and the trio of ‘Catch My Eye’, ‘Coming Back’ and ‘Carolina’, all of which invoke #1 Record-era Big Star, with "Coming Back" perhaps my favorite track of the year. This album really hits the sweet spot between power pop and Americana.” – AbsolutePowerPop.com
Visit Wade at his site here wadejacksonmusic