Jackson Macintosh announces debut solo record 'My Dark Side'

By Alex Brown - 20.12.17

Montreal staple, Jackson MacIntosh, announces his debut solo record My Dark Side, coming February 23 via Sinderlyn. FADER unveiled his first single, "Lulu", claiming "MacIntosh knows how to craft an intimate atmosphere...'Lulu' is a vintage psychedelia aligned with Todd Rundgren and The Zombies, where details curl like smoke."

Jackson further explains that "'Lulu' was the first song I'd written after a dry spell that lasted about a year, which is pretty unusual for me, because I usually can't stop myself from writing. It was sort of an unusual song for me, and was a song that led me to make a solo record. It's about being excited about meeting someone new, being afraid to call them, floating around hotel rooms and festivals." Recorded over three years and two break-ups, My Dark Side is as confessional as it is casual: a collection of songs that oozed out of necessity.

Jackson MacIntosh may be an alien figure to most, but his resume pinpoints him as near the epicenter of the recent explosion in fantastic pop music currently being forged in the city of Montreal and exported the world over. He spent 2016 and 2017 deploying funky, percolating bass lines on the road for indie pop outfit TOPS. He recorded and engineered the last two albums for labelmate Homeshake at his now-defunct home Montreal studio and venue, Drones Club. He has collaborated with cherished LA weirdo Drugdealer as well as Montreal's Bernardino Femminielli, all in addition to fronting the masterfully hooky power pop band Sheer Agony. Such is the man's work ethic that, when catching up with MacIntosh, the question that inevitably springs to your lips is: so what are you working on next?

Listen to 'Lulu' below.

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