About The Episode
Official video for Piqued Jacks' 'Romantic Soldier'
The peace of a library hides the impetuosity of who fights for what he (or she) cares about. Violence doesn't belong to the Romantic Soldier, strong love does. Heavy and calm melodies become one in a book, and give birth to Ivy, the upcoming album's protagonist.
The Piqued Jacks are brave souls. Raised in a small village in Italy, they have methodically made their way from obscurity to Austin, the heart of the indie music scene, performing at SXSW in 2013 and 2014, and sharing the stage with international acts such as Atoms for Peace and Bob Schneider. Their powerful alliance and headstrong vision has resulted in rapid success and the positive flow of their career indicates a confident band gaining serious momentum.
From 2010 to 2011 they released two EPs, conquering Italian airwaves (Rai 1, Radio Rai 1). In July 2012 the boys hunkered down in an old house in the Tuscan countryside for a spiritual retreat, breaking down musical barriers for a new EP. Right after that, Grammy Nominated producer Brian Lanese invited them to Los Angeles to record with him.
Just a Machine came out in January of 2013, and it's a moody and muscular album including ecological themes, that the Piqued Jacks have always supported with love.
After promoting the EP in Italy, they decided to move the entire outfit to Austin, TX, and they are now all officially Austin transplants. Sensing something brewing by Summer 2014, the Piqued Jacks returned home to work intensely on their ambitious, sonically expansive first LP, Climb Like Ivy Does, published in January of 2015.