New three-piece Two Jar Grind, featuring members from Ottawa and Montreal, recently released their self-titled folk punk debut.
From the very first second of the first track “Here’s To All I Never Had” you can’t help but draw parallels to early acoustic Against Me! thanks to shouting vocals bursting with simple honesty. I say this gushingly of a band I have fallen in love with where all three sing and features a guitarist, accordion player and percussionist rocking a washboard. Yes, a freaking washboard!
As I listened to the songs on the six song debut, I really felt like I was sitting down with the band as they worked their way through figuring out their place in the world, their priorities and their ambitions. You instantly feel a friendship forming with them.
There are so many great sing a long songs on this album and I can’t wait to get a chance to see them live, especially hearing people shout a long to “Stick ‘n’ Poke.” Check out the album their debut below and keep your eyes peeled for this trio.