The Playlist Interview: Jack Cherry of Juan de Fuca
An endless well of inspiration with many facets, causes, and outcomes, it's no secret that art often stems from pain. This mode of songwriting is frequently used by introspective musicians as a way of coming to grips with a grim situation----an appalling national tragedy or a shocking, personal loss. It was the latter that inspired Jack Cherry----frontman of Atlanta, Georgia band Juan de Fuca----with themes of grief, addiction, and learning to cope bringing a new weight to their blend of textured Shoegaze and New York, Converse-clad post-punk.
Moody without being depressing, referential without being imitative, it's a sound that's perfectly exhibited in new single, "All The Time," off their upcoming album on Arrowhawk Records, Solve/Resolve (due out in early January). With quality influences like LCD Soundsystem and The Strokes, Cherry seemed a promising brain to pick for our Playlist Interview, and he didn't disappoint----his choices revealing a broad taste in music, a love of covers, and a resiliently dry sense of humor.