This track is off Fever Dream Anthology: Deluxe Edition, which will be released September 9th. This deluxe edition features a newly developed punchy rock undertone of Wells’ original “Boston,” acoustic version of “Plans,” cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and an acoustic/live studio cover of “Trailer Park Jesus” by Glassjaw!
Some people have those voices I could listen to for hours
and never get tired of hearing. There’s something about the scratchiness or
smoothness in the way he or she sings that floods my eardrums with goodness.
Jaeger Wells has a smooth voice that oozes out a feel-good
sound. Wells, an indie singer-songwriter, recently released his new EP Forever Dream Anthology produced by The
Early November’s Ace Enders. This 5-track EP made me feel like I was transported to and from different points in time.
My toes started dancing along to the first track, “Sao Paulo
Liars Club,” immediately thinking it sounded like an indie Christmas song. The
song was a feel-good one, but the lyrics weren’t. He sang about loneliness and the
anxieties over the demons that are haunting. It was oddly comforting to hear
about something so dark but with an upbeat, good tune to drown out the bad
parts of waking up in the middle of the night by whatever haunts you.
“What It Feels Like” should
be in an indie movie soundtrack, and I’ll be that girl in the movie theater
singing along to this upbeat and quirky song. The beginning notes of the following track, “For The Jilted, For The Broken,”
reminded me of a funkier version of an Arctic Monkeys song. I replayed the
beginning of the song almost half a dozen times and my eyes turned into the
heart-eye emojis. Towards the end, Wells’ voice was a mix of haunting, funky and
strong. This is one of those tunes you listen to on a drive home, late at night,
probably on Halloween.
The guitar in “Rotten Apple (of My Eye)” had me envisioning
greasers in the 1960s. His voice in the bridge and transitioning into the
chorus was strong alongside the piano. My favorite part about this song was the
lyrics; he sang about a typical “love-hate” relationship. He found the love in
his heart, but realized how much this person was the (rotten) apple of his eye.
I loved it.
The last track on the EP, “East Coast Ghosts” resembled an
angsty early 2000s song. Jaeger’s voice, once again, reminded me of Arctic Monkeys mixed with some Modern Baseball. It was smooth, mixed well with the strumming guitar, while the drums
were booming powerfully and his voice jumbled up
Jaeger Wells sang lyrics that were so much more powerful
than basic love and heartbreak. He sings about heavier experiences with his
anxieties with love and life. Forever
Dream Anthology was an EP full of talent and haunting lyrics with a
powerful voice to top it off.
Release Date: November 20, 2015
Run Time: ~15 minutes
Ultimate Jams: “Sao Paulo Liars Club,” “For The Jilted, For
The Broken,” “Rotten Apple (of My Eye)
1. Sao Paulo Liars Club
2. What It Feels Like
3. For The Jilted, For The Broken
4. Rotten Apple (of My Eye)
5. East Coast Ghosts
Written by Kelly Peacock
Who: Jaeger Wells
Where: Tradewinds Social Club; Dallas, TX
By: Natalie Gaul
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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Trade Winds Social Club; Dallas, TX
Review and photos by Natalie Gaul
Trade Winds Social Club, by definition, is a dive bar. It’s
small, it’s a local favorite, it kind of has a certain smell to it, and it’s
perfect for an intimate performance. I make my way over to the area where
Jaeger Wells would soon be winning Dallas over with his unique voice and
amazing songwriting and start setting up my camera. As I’m playing with the
settings, Jaeger comes over and introduces himself to me and sits down for a
small chat. As we are talking, I get to learn things that I would never have
guessed. For instance he is from Maine, he has moved all over the DFW area and
has settled in Houston, and the Granada Theater in Dallas is one of his
favorite venues. I also learned that he is a humble guy who is 100% about his
Around 10:45-11pm, Jaeger Wells takes the floor with his
band mates Vic Chan (drums) and touring bassist Zach Rabago. At this point in
the night, the room is packed. I had never heard Jaeger’s music before, so this
was a cherry-popper for me. He opened the set with his new song off of his new
EP, Fever Dream Anthology, called ‘San Paulo Liars Club’. With that song alone,
I became an instant fan. After a couple songs in, he broke off into an acoustic
set and did a passionate cover of The Mountain Goats’ ‘Best Ever Death Metal
Band in Denton’. If you know me, you know I LOVE a good cover song. Jaeger
ended the night with the eye-opening song, ‘What It Feels Like’. This is what I
would say is a perfect song to end a perfect performance.
If you didn’t get to catch him on tour this time around,
make sure you follow him on Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter to find out when he will be
performing in your town next. You will definitely catch me at his next Dallas
Members: Jaeger Wells, Vic Chan
Genre: Indie Rock
Location: Houston, TX
Recent Release: Fever Dream Anthology EP
Talking about personal struggles is no easy task, but Jaeger Wells does so with such positivity that it should be admired. Discussing real life situations of love, loss and everything in-between, fans of Jaeger Wells are sure to feel comfort in knowing that they are not alone. His new EP, Fever Dream Anthology, was produced by Ace Enders and released just a few weeks ago! Get to know Jaeger and Vic (the masterminds behind Jaeger Wells) below!
How did Jaeger Wells form and come to be what it is today?
Jaeger: Initially when I went into the studio to record Fever Dream Anthology – I brought in Vic to do the session work. After spending 24 hours with each other – we realized the chemistry and I asked Vic to join full time.
Who are some of your musical influences?
Jaeger: I have always really loved the off kilter pop of Ben Folds Five and Barenaked Ladies as well as the really unique songwriting of Neil Diamond. Mix that with artists like Jimmy Eat World and Ted Leo – I think that really sums up my creative influences.
Vic: I’d say my all time favorite drummer would have to be Dave Grohl of course. Abe Cunningham (Deftones) is another influence for sure. As far as favorite bands go, it would have to be Foo Fighters, Every Time I Die, and Jimmy Eat World.
What do you enjoy most about playing shows?
Jaeger: definitely getting in the zone and just letting the music take over. It almost feels like an out of body experience.
Vic: I’d say one of my favorite things about playing shows is seeing how the crowd reacts to songs. Especially if they know the words. Probably one of the best feelings is hearing the crowd sing back to you.
What do you do when you’re not playing music?
Jaeger: I like to watch a fair amount of soccer, MLS, Premier League, etc. I also am a huge fan of watching movies. Over the years I have gotten really close to some people in the film industry and it really has made the movie watching experience more enjoyable
Vic: I play and tour in other bands as well so when I’m home I tend to not leave the house very often. I mostly just stay at home with my wife and watch tons of Hulu and Netflix.
This track is off of Jaeger Wells’ upcoming EP, Fever Dream Anthology, to be released November 22nd!