INTRODUCING Inky Jack [NEW MUSIC]

INTRODUCING Inky Jack [NEW MUSIC]

This two-man Brooklyn-based madhouse takes cues from rock, reggae, electronica and punk

by #teamEBONY, January 2, 2015

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Inky Jack, ‘Red for Days’

Nothing’s got stuck in my brain this past holiday week quite like Kwame Butler of Inky Jack sneer-singing his refrain, “As we get stuck in L.A…” I first spotted the “Red for Days” video during a Saturday night munchy-thon spent watching Brooklyn Independent Media, a jewel in the crown of New York City’s public access television.

“Red for Days” is the “darkwave dubrock” of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Kwame Butler and producer Dipesh Sinha, a.k.a. Inky Jack. This song’s really on some forward-looking, genre-ignoring vibe for fans of indie prog-rockers like The Veldt or TV on the Radio. It’s like a grunge lullaby about the joys and perils of cannabis-induced “escapism.”



There’s something especially primal and powerful about the way Butler’s vocal delivery—wary-eyed, MC-swagger-like in the rhythm pocket and just plain soulful—shoves its way past a barricade of distorted guitars and a crunk backbeat that really gives “Red for Days” its wings.

Get stoked off the sounds of Inky Jack, and check out more music from this promising band at Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.

Sun Singleton is a musician/editor/journalist based in New York City whose work has been featured in a variety of publications, including VibeMass Appeal, Complex.comEBONY.comBronx BiannualYOYO/SO4 and BET Digital. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter at @sunsing.

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