Some musicians work their entire lives on building skills that others seem to take to naturally. For the trio of 13-year olds from Orangevale, Calif. called Simpl3Jack, the latter is certainly the case.A band born out of a talent show now has an ever growing fan base and five music videos with over 10,000 hits each on YouTube. Look out Bieber nation! Pulling inspiration from life’s little laughs, songs are humorous and relatable to kids of all ages.The group’s self titled debut album pulls from a vast array of inspirations ranging from Tarantino to Bob Dylan to the White Stripes.You can’t help but chant along to “Song For Meg”, with its retro feel where punk meets pop, with a deep bass and distorted guitar. Catchy, sappy and awesome,“ Tomorrow” is a song that sticks in your head, and you find yourself singing it later while pumping gas. “Lizard Wash” is reminiscent of old school Silverchair with its reflective lyrics and ambient instrumentals.The fiercely fun “No Cojones” provokes jumping, head banging, and shouting in unison. Other memorable songs include “Simpl3Jack Johnson”,“ORen”, and “Racewalker”.
- Kris Melton - Rockfist Reviews