Vervex, on tour!
Indie / Pop on tour in the Zinc Cellar Bar!
“Amidst a relentless international touring schedule with Bellingham’s up-and-coming indie rock group, The Co Founder, multi-instrumentalist Jake Barrow managed to find the time to record his third solo album at home in the Pacific Northwest. The 11-song album, entitled “On Moon Island”, finds him branching out and reinventing himself yet again, turning away from familiar electronic tendencies and taking a turn towards hazy, nostalgic pop reminiscent of music from the 60s and 70s.
While elements of Motown and classic rock can be detected, there’s an undeniable presence of Vervex’s unique sonic signature pervading “On Moon Island” – a shimmering, echoing, melancholy sound, massive in nature, that fans connect with around the world. A sense of maturation in songwriting pervades this new album as well, both in style and lyrical content. Barrow courageously delves into more emotionally vulnerable topics than ever before, addressing subjects such as the sudden death of an alcoholic coworker, the decline in health of his grandfather, and his own struggles with anxiety and spirituality as a millennial artist.
True to his jack-of-all-trades nature, Barrow performed and recorded every instrument on the album himself. This meticulous recording process took place either at his home studio in Bellingham, WA or in a converted church down the street. Between drumming on tour in Japan, Mexico, and across the States with his other band, The Co Founder, who he also produces, he booked a lengthy national tour in support of Vervex’s new release. Dedicated fans (aka Vexheads) are already itching for new music from the PNW native and can expect exciting things in 2019, starting with the release of “On Moon Island” via Life Vest Records (April 16th), followed by his national tour and a flurry of new singles and music videos.”