There’s a lot to love about Sixteen Jackies. From the mystique of their graceful pop to their colorful personal style, the Philadelphia band knows how to create a enveloping and memorable experience. The natural charisma of Jody Demarco, his voice, and his cinematic tales elevate the group’s mirage-like web of guitars to something anthemic on their debut EP, Movie Was Bad. Sixteen Jackies brighten the fear embedded in the lyrics of their vibrant pop and invite their listeners in by playing with textures, tones, and tempos and we can’t get enough of it.
As they are quickly becoming one of our favorite bands in Philadelphia, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring to life their dynamic live performance in session form. On a very cold, winter day, we shot a live version of “You Came” in the spookiest communal lounge in all of West Philadelphia with the help of our friend Erik Savage. We matched the intrigue of the song’s mysterious stranger with a friendly, warehouse ghost while the band played ardently in florals and metallics. Captured visually in reds and blues by Bob Sweeney and crisply in sound by Jake Dewtiler, this session will leave you feeling possessed by the spirit of great music.
This session was a blast to shoot and we hope you like it as much as we enjoyed making it. You can support Sixteen Jackies by heading to one of their shows and preordering their upcoming Movie Was Bad/Mascula Double EP here. It will be out Born Losers Records this spring.