Jakob Armstrong has renamed his band Jakob Danger as Mt. Eddy and signed to SWMRS' Oakland-based label Uncool. Ahead of the June 2nd release of Mt. Eddy's new album Chroma, hear the punchy pop-punk song "Metaphor."
The sleek, fast-paced track shows a sharper musical attitude from the 18-year-old, whose debut EP on Burger Records in 2015 showcased his early abilities to craft catchy, angsty rock songs. A shimmering guitar-led intro leads into a crunchier, deeper sound for the rest of the song. "I don't wanna be the one to say good night first," Armstrong sings at the end of the chorus.
"We've been working on these songs for a long time now and can't wait to share this new project with everyone," Armstrong tells Rolling Stone. "We decided to go with 'Metaphor' for the first taste of new music because it was the first song we knew we definitely wanted to be on this record. The song is about the difference between what you wish will happen versus what actually happens. It's not about the person but rather the situation that's extremely awkward."
Mt. Eddy also features brothers Chris and Enzo Malaspina on drums and guitar, respectively, while Kevin Judd plays bass. Armstrong's older brother Joey plays drums in SWMRS and had previously assisted with the early releases from Jakob Danger. Aside from helping launch Mt. Eddy's new label, the older Armstrong served as assistant engineer on the forthcoming Chroma. SWMRS and Mt. Eddy will be playing three concerts together in California in May.
Mt. Eddy's Chroma Track List:
4. "Working Title"
5. "Song and Fury"
7. "The Whale Song"
8. "Leave Me Alone"
10. "Doze Off"
Mt. Eddy Tour Dates
May 19 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic*
May 20 - Camarillo, CA @ Rock City*
May 21 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Guild*
July 8 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
July 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
July 13 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
July 14 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
July 16 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
July 19 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
* - Dates With SWMRS