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.
Following the release of the critically acclaimed album Pink Dogs on the Green Grass in the spring of 2021, the 185 on the Corner EP (2022) crystallizes a period of time during which the prolific artist went through a lot of changes. On this new collection of songs, Jacobs delivers once again the neo-psychedelic sound he is known for, but this time with a slightly mellower approach and velvety mid-tempos rhythms. His dreamy and hazy soundscapes make this EP the perfect summer soundtrack. Through his lyrics, the multi-instrumentalist paints vivid, dreamy imagery, capturing his feelings during that period of instability and reflecting on his emotional growth since then.