Song Premiere: Casey Jack’s Blistering “Stay Away”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 07.18.14 in News

On “Stay Away,” Casey Jack marks his territory with a fierce, raspy shout: “Stay away from my yard/ My dogs will get ya!/ And if you think you will get out alive/ I’ll break your glasses with your bones.” The centerpiece of the Springfield, Missouri, songwriter’s self-titled LP (coming August 26 via Rough Beast Records), the song is bright with blistering guitars and spirited “oh-oh ohhh oh-oh-ohs.” Jack hits the same glorious garage-pop sweet spot as acts like Mikal Cronin and the Smith Westerns.

Stream “Stay Away” below: