Pottery’s Paul Jacobs
Releases New Single “Christopher Robbins”
From Pink Dogs on the Green Grass
Album out 11th June
Montreal-based indie musician and visual artist, Paul Jacobs (also the drummer in Pottery) releases his latest single and video for “Christopher Robbins” – the opening track from his forthcoming album, Pink Dogs on the Green Grass out 11th June on Blow The Fuse Records.
Accompanying the single, is a new self-directed video. This time, he’s moved away from animation in order to use footage captured – by Meagan Callen, who also plays in his band – with both digital and analog cameras. Echoing Paul Jacobs’ multifaceted nature, the video shows him multiplying and playing all the instruments present on the song, as he did when recording Pink Dogs on the Green Grass in his Rosemont apartment.
Every element emitted into the atmosphere of this captivating release showcases this sheer vibrance. You’ll be hooked immediately. Experimental attributes and this insatiable rolling rhythm that exasperates the momentum of this exploration, delicate vocal notes cascade over the cosmic atmosphere. A fearless and unique new release.
Contrary to what its title might suggest, “Christopher Robbins” isn’t a spin on the Winnie the Pooh character. “This song’s about working for the man and doing what you gotta do to pay the bills until you find out what’s next”, explains Jacobs. Born from an off-kilter bongo beat and enhanced with a lo-fi sounding keyboard, it lays the foundation for the other 12 tracks of the album.
Pink Dogs on the Green Grass is a deeply personal record on which Jacobs opens up about his experience in life through the lens of folk, pop, rock and psychedelic music. This is the essence of his album, a 13-track collection of ageless, yet modern recordings inspired by classic acts past and present. From deep emotional melodies to freak out jams, folk-pop ballads to synth rock ‘n’ roll epics, Jacobs truly creates a world of his own.
By combining his passions for music and visual art, and creating all the artwork associated with the project – from the album cover to the design of the merch items – Jacobs perfectly embodies the modern version of the Renaissance man, who pushes back the boundaries thanks to his unique work. In his artistic universe, these two areas of creation are so intertwined that it was the cover art that inspired the title of the album and not the other way around. “I was trying to come up with an idea for the cover to possibly help me with a title. I drew these dogs and thought it was pretty cool so I added the colour. I still couldn’t come up with a name for the album so I decided to title the album art instead of the album” he explains. “I felt like it had the feel of a children’s book, something that you would come across in your adult years that would bring you back to childhood for a moment.”
The album, mastered by Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers, is available to pre-order HERE
rack List for Pink Dogs on the Green Grass:
- Christopher Robbins
- Day to Day
- Half Rich Loner
- Most Delicious Drink
- Everything’s Fine
- Underneath the Roses
- Dancing With the Devil
- Glory Days, Yesterday
- Kathy’s Bible
- Your Last Words
- The Boys are Back
- Hello Sunshine