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Axe to Oak

by Faith in Jane

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JoopKonraad ... A more metallic take on what came before, more nineties alternative and grunge, but still highly soulful and so silky how all that raw and roughness is executed with fine brush strokes. Final track The Seeker continues in this vein, and cements their lauded craftmanship, their knack for restrained power. Axe To Oak is classy, soulful and we should roll out the red carpet for Faith In Jane everywhere…

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FDJ (Desert Psychlist) Faith In Jane, one of Maryland's most prolific yet underrated bands, return with what could be a game changing album. If "Axe to Oak" doesn't raise their profile to the same levels of appreciation as their homies Clutch and The Obsessed, then there is no justice in this world.Full review here ... stonerking1.blogspot.com/2022/10/faith-in-jane-axe-to-oak-review.html Favorite track: Enter Her Light.
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SabbathJeff I don't know why I love this album (yet). Some questions I asked myself pre-buying: limited, probably very much so? MD Doom adjacent? Read about it on theobelisk.net?

That's a big fat ol' aRIFFmative right there.
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Axe to Oak 05:05
The Seeker 05:39


“Axe to Oak” was engineered by Greg Diener in July 2021. Mixed and mastered by Noel Mueller at Tiny Castle in June 2022. Art by Austyn Sullivan, layout by Noel Mueller. Band photo by Caroline Winston. © 2020 Grimoire Records.


"Maybe Faith in Jane are the kind of band who work best with a producer — someone to help them shape the raw material they bring into the studio — and maybe that’s the difference between Axe to Oak and 2018’s Countryside (review here), 2020’s Mother to Earth or their sundry other prior works, but whatever it is, cuts like the nodder “Heavy Drinker,” the fuzzy bounce and march of “Axe to Oak” itself, the quick jamm-with-two-‘m’s “How Many Ships Sail in the Forest?” and the warm tonality of closer “The Seeker,” make it so the band have never sounded more ready to take the stage at Lollapalooza ’92. I’ve spent the last three paragraphs trying to look for the right word, and here it is: vibrant. Faith in Jane‘s songs come alive here, in terms of they-play-in-studio-like-on-stage energy — which is both a cliché and true — their duly organic communion with natural elements and in the flourish of the interplay between Mize, Winston and Llewellyn, and the material itself reaps the rewards of the years that have gone into its making." - JJ Kozcan


released October 7, 2022

Faith in Jane is:

Dan Mize - Guitar, Vocals
Brendan Winston - Bass
Alex Llewellyn - Drums


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