Mad Mackerel Recommends… Jagged Leaves

Posted: February 10, 2016 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock

An outcast of the D.C. suburbs, Dan Penta arrived in New York City in 1999, quickly becoming a staple of the anti-folk scene. But while friends like Regina Spektor, the Moldy Peaches, and Langhorne Slim went on to earn acclaim, Dan remained unknown. Creating in obscurity, he handmade CDRs for the consecrated few who, through the years, came to form a tiny congregation.

Many years later he was ‘discovered’ performing under the moniker Jagged Leaves, and soon signed with the indie rock label Yellow K Records. He set out to record a retrospective culled from twenty years of songwriting, retreating upstate to a cabin in the wintery mountains above Woodstock, and transforming it into a ramshackle studio. The resulting album, Nightmare Afternoon, will be available from the 26th February on LP, CD, cassette, and digital download.

Listen to Low & Wet from it here.


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