Since arriving in Montreal, Paul Jacobs has cemented a growing reputation as one of the city’s truly prolific, eccentric artists, both as the drummer of Pottery and through fronting his own six-piece band. He’s known for self producing multiple albums annually always accompanied by captivating live performances. From deep emotional melodies to freak out jams, folk pop ballads to synth-laced rock and roll epics, along with his hand drawn artwork and animated music videos, Jacobs’ truly creates a world of his own. His sound includes the hooks and rhythms you’d expect from classic rock legends i.e. The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, and Neil Young, while staying true to his unconventional personal style of composition and production you’d find with artists like Arthur Russel, Kurt Vile, and Daniel Johnston. Combining his passion for art and music, modern renaissance man Paul Jacobs pushes through boundaries creating timeless albums.
The songwriting on Pink Dogs on the Green Grass (2021) was inspired by those unwanted moments in life that stick with you, like unexpected encounters or bizarre situations that repeat themselves in your dreams. For a long time he has wanted to marry his love of psychedelic, timeless studio recordings with his independent, rebellious indie spirit, and Jacobs' apartment studio allowed him to explore this with acoustic drums and more organic sounds. This is the essence of his album, a 13-track collection of ageless, modern melodies inspired by classic acts past and present, with a twist of new technology and topics. Pink Dogs on the Green Grass is a deeply personal record on which he opens up about his experience in life through the lens of folk, pop, rock, and psychedelic music.