Close to a year after the release of his much celebrated album Pink Dogs on the Green Grass, Paul Jacobs returns with After Dark, a new single out today via Bonsound. In addition to unveiling this new track, Jacobs and his band are set to embark on a tour in Canada and the US in May 2022.
On After Dark, Paul Jacobs uncovers his more mysterious side in the form of a nocturnal journey that turns into a personal quest. My interpretation of the song is that it's about distracting yourself from your responsibilities by inventing problems and obstacles in your life, says the singer and multi-instrumentalist. With an eerie atmosphere and an ethereal synth intro, the song is carried by a velvety mid-tempo rhythm, through which the Montreal-based artist stays true to himself by gradually introducing his very own modern psychedelic touch. This new single is accompanied by a monochrome, pattern-infused art track created by Paul Jacobs himself.
After playing several showcases last March at SXSW, as well as performing at New York's The New Colossus festival, Paul Jacobs and his band will kick off their tour on May 12th at the Dominion Tavern in Ottawa. The tour includes shows in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Minneapolis to name a few. The interdisciplinary artist will also perform in Saguenay this summer for the upcoming edition of the festival La Noce. Head over here or check out the list below for all tour dates.
In the Spring of 2021, Paul Jacobs released the critically acclaimed Pink Dogs on the Green Grass, a collection of 13 deeply intimate tracks blendings folk, pop, psych, and rock sounds. Also known as the drummer for the band Pottery, Paul has created with this album a musical and visual world of his own, thus attracting the attention of notorious music publications such as Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME and Exclaim! The album was also praised by various radio stations, peaking at #2 on the earshot! Top 50 chart and landing at #4 on the Canadian NACC chart. In addition, two tracks off Pink Dogs on the Green Grass have also made their way onto CBC Radio 3’s Top 10.
About Paul Jacobs
Since arriving in Montreal years ago, Paul Jacobs has cemented a growing reputation as one of the city’s truly prolific artist. From deep emotional melodies to freak out jams, folk pop ballads to synth laced rock and roll epics, along with his hand drawn artwork and animated music videos, Jacobs’ truly creates a world of his own. His sound includes the hooks and rhythms you’d expect from classic rock legends i.e. The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Young, while staying true to his unconventional personal style of composition and production you’d find with artists like Arthur Russel, Kurt Vile and Daniel Johnston. Combining his passion for art and music, modern renaissance man Paul Jacobs pushes through boundaries creating timeless recordings.
12/05/22 Ottawa, ON - The Dominion Tavern
13/05/22 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
14/05/22 Windsor, ON - Meteor
16/05/22 Minneapolis, MN - 7 St. Entry
18/05/22 Winnipeg, MB - The Handsome Daughter
20/05/22 Edmonton, AB - The Aviary
21/05/22 Calgary, AB - King Eddy
22/05/22 Red Deer, AB - Bo's Bar and Stage
26/05/22 Vancouver, BC - The Wise Hall
27/05/22 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
29/06-02/07/22 Saguenay, QC - Festival La Noce