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Jakobs Castle Releases New Track “2 Hours Ago”

Jakobs Castle Winter 2024
[Photo by: Rowan Daly]

Jakobs Castle has dropped his single “2 Hours Ago” along with a music video that combines vintage and modernity to deliver a cyber-surf vibe. The track is off of his upcoming debut album, Enter: The Castle, out on April 12 via Epitaph Records

“I stopped giving a fuck 2 hours ago/Now I feel better,” kicks off the chorus, but it isn’t being said in an aggressive tone. The delivery vocalist Jakob Nowell emits equates to shrugging off negativity and rolling around the boardwalk on your penny board. “Everybody needs to stop giving a fuck, sometimes,” the alt-indie artist says. Mixing alternative, hyper-pop, light ska, and a punk attitude, the song is a unique, stand-out about going against the grain without a worry in the world.

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With scenes switching between a “modern” lens that’s clear and a grainy, ‘90s home video filter, the music video for the single is a subtle tribute to how Nowell was raised: by the internet. “I would connect with a piece of media, and it was like I found my own community of like-minded weirdos that understood.” Needless to say, he understands the importance of crafting a world through sound. While venturing into this side of the music world, he acknowledges his lineage in the alt-rock scene.

His late father, Bradley Nowell, was the frontman of reggae-rock act Sublime. Jakob is now following in Bradley’s footsteps by completing a personal quest to “mix California’s past with the fresh mystery of internet underground culture.” He believes the impact the act has had on music but feels that ignoring or fully seizing the established fame isn’t the full picture. “It lies somewhere in the middle, I think–that middle path of authenticity.”

Jakobs Castle is currently on tour with G. Love And The Special Sauce. He’ll also make an appearance to perform as the frontman of Sublime during their Coachella set on April 12 in Indio, CA. For tickets and info, visit his site.

Tour Dates:

  • Feb. 14—St. Petersburg, FL–Jannus Live 
  • Feb. 16—New Smyrna Beach, FL–BeachsideTavern
  • Feb. 17—Fort Lauderdale, FL–Culture Room 
  • Feb. 18—Key West, FL–American Legion 
  • Feb. 29—Phoenix, AZ–Crescent Ballroom 
  • March 1—San Juan Capistrano, CA–The Coach House
  • March 2—West Hollywood, CA-Troubadour
  • March 3—Solana Beach, CA–Belly Up Tavern
  • March 5—Santa Barbara, CA–Soho Music Club
  • March 6—San Francisco, CA–The Independent
  • March 8—Portland, OR–Aladdin Theater
  • March 9—Seattle, WA–TheShowbox
  • March 12—Salt Lake City, UT–The State Room
  • March 13—Aspen, CO–Belly Up Aspen
  • March 14—Steamboat Springs, CO–Strings Music Pavilion
  • March 15—Fort Collins, CO–Aggie Theatre
  • March 16—Boulder, CO–Fox Theatre
  • April 12—Indio, CA @ Coachella*

*Festival appearance with Sublime.

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