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debut full length Greatest Confusions Grandest Delusions due for realease in April '09.

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Catchy melodies, rich three part sing-along harmonies, and thought provoking lyrics make The Jackfields one of the most unique and special live bands today. Their Beatlesque piano pop meets Pink Floyd guitar psychedelia to take listeners on a timeless trip back to an era when music was at its most memorable. The band also draws on influences from Elton John and Supertramp to Wilco and David Bowie.
Obsessed with music born during the golden age of recording, songwriter Mike Reina (formerly of the DC band Phaser) built The Brink, an all analog studio and began crafting his nostalgic sound. He teamed up with bassist/vocalist Drew Morris (with whom Reina constructs the band's lush signature backing vocals), drummer/percussionist Larry Ferguson (who has a master's degree in percussion performance from the University of Michigan), pianist/vocalist and former Phaser bandmate Boris Skalsky (of Dead Heart Bloom), Anthony Pirog (well known as one of DC's most skilled and versatile lead guitarists), and sax/woodwinds player Eli Gonzales to complete The Jackfields. Reina produced and engineered the record and it is being mixed by Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Denali) and mastered by Greg Calbi (John Lennon, MGMT) at Sterling Sound. The debut full length is due for release in April '09.
Reina adheres strictly to the 2 inch 16 track analog tape format, embracing limitation and vibe in the studio, believing that it fuels creativity, musicianship and resourcefulness. Early on, he revolted against the crutches too frequently relied upon in today's recording environment, setting himself apart from the cut-n-paste crowd by forcing he and his band to work the way his idols worked forty years ago. Sophisticated songwriting and excellent musicianship give The Jackfields one of the coolest vibes going in today's live music scene.