Nostalgia-Inducing New Single Premieres On Sirens Of Decay Today
Jemez Mountain Hawkz, brainchild of former Scared of Chaka bassist Dameon Lee Waggoner, has seamlessly fused indie-pop with Americana to create a refreshing sound that harkens back to classic So-Cal and southern rock. Along with members, Ian Moore, former Shins member Dave Hernandez, Drew Church of Little Cuts, and Steven Barci of Chasers, JMH released their debut EP, Hey Mez, earlier this fall. And now, they are releasing their latest single, "Long Ride Home," which Sirens of Decay premiered online today.
With methodical, twangy guitars and velvety harmonizing, this JMH song stirs up those complex feelings you have when you have too much time to think, and end up taking that lonely, perilous trip down memory lane. While the other tracks on the album such as"CA-2"and "California Bound" bring to mind the joyful exuberance of a West Coast summer, "Long Ride Home'" is what happens when the sun sets sooner, the warm days are gone, and you want nothing more than to be in the comfort of someone who cares. As Sirens of Decay describes it, "The guitar work here was crafted expressly to evoke nostalgia and a little misery, but there's also a faint shine of relief about that open road."
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The eventual pairing started innocently enough: Ian Moore inviting Dameon Lee Waggoner (Scared of Chaka) to cut some tracks at his studio. Enter recent Shins alum Dave Hernandez on lead guitar, bassist Drew Church (Little Cuts) and drummer Steven Barci (Chasers), and you have: Jemez Mountain Hawkz ("J" pronounced as "H") by way of LA and New Mexico. The Hawkz manage to combine the intangibles that turned the Summer of Love into a timeless sonic imprint that echoes in the hearts and minds of anyone who's ever left their cares behind in favor of an FM radio and an unknown Western destination.