Jack Name / Weird Moons
Album: Weird Moons   Collection:General
Artist:Jack Name   Added:Mar 2015
Label:Castle Face Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-05-02 Pull Date: 2015-07-03
Week Ending: Jun 21 Jun 7 May 31 May 24 May 17 May 10
Airplays: 3 2 2 3 5 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 16, 2022: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Something About Glenn Goins, Under The Weird Moon
4. Aug 10, 2015: In The Year 1000, 8000: Summer School (Session 4)
Running After Ganymede
2. Nov 29, 2016: Magnetized Toner
Running After Ganymede
5. Jul 06, 2015: In The Year 1000, 8000: Summer School (Session 1)
Lowly Ants
3. Dec 18, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: Best of 2015 [FQ1511-2]
Running After Ganymede
6. Jun 20, 2015: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Watcher Talk

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2015-05-07
Los Angeles’s Jack Name continues in his second album, Weird Moons, manufacturing tales of lunatic folklore. His first album was a wacky rock opera about over-medication, dimension traveling, and living in moons. The White Fence guitarist’s nonconformist approach for this second album makes him take cues from psychedelic music, krautrock, and concrete music to construct a surprisingly accessible pop album where strange, mostly quiet vocals revolt around synthesizer driven backgrounds and a good dose of eerie undertones.

John Dwyer, the owner of Castle Face, the label that released the record, describes Weird Moons here: “Reminiscent of late era Can, Bruce Haack, Hans Edler, Solid Space, Dario Argento, and VHS tape … listen to this album in an egg shaped speaker chair if possible”. The perfect soundtrack to visit the Salvador Dali theatre and museum in Catalonia, Spain.

RIYL: Ariel Pink, White Fence, Damaged Bug, Connan Mockasin, and, Mac DeMarco.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8

1. (2:39) **Werewolf Factory – Slow spacey retro-funk track. Cool distortions.
2. (4:59) *Under The Weird Moon – Low-fi synth extravaganza. Great vocals everywhere. Rocking at the beat of a late 1960’s parallel universe.
3. (3:58) **Running After Ganymede – Krautrock electro beat, creepy whispery vocals, random sounds. One of the best tracks on the album.
4. (4:35) Lowly Ants – Another strange 1970’s inspired electronic upbeat track. Something for sure.
5. (2:12) *Waiting For Another Moon – Out of space pop. Trippy track.
6. (4:14) *Watcher Talk – 1970’s Krautrock meets 1980’s industrial music. It will make Faust proud.
7. (2:16) IO – Slow tune with minimalist arrangements and a nice vocal melody.
8. (2:55) *Something About Glenn Goins – Spacey ballad with a thing for 1970’s opera rock soundtracks.

Track Listing
1. Werewolf Factory   5. Waiting For Another Moon
2. Under The Weird Moon   6. Watcher Talk
3. Running After Ganymede   7. Io
4. Lowly Ants   8. Something About Glenn Goins