Jacob James has long been a secret weapon in an elite list of Pacific Northwest and national artists. Over the past decade he has worked with Harvey Danger, Brandi Carlile, J. Tillman (Father John Misty), Minus the Bear, Tilson XOXO, The Secret Sisters, Grand Archives, The Lashes, SHiPS, Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground, Thee Emergency, and many others.
James' upcoming autumn release "RETROFUTURE" sees him out from the shadows and into the spotlight. Written, recorded, and mixed in the first two weeks of 2017, the record explores themes of otherness, loss, forgiveness, and retribution. Despite the brief period over which it was conceived and produced, the album is full and lush, crammed to the brim with horns, strings, old drum machines, otherworldly guitar tones, and features James' signature tenor throughout.
Jacob James is joined on the recording by percussionist Aaron Benson (Pickwick, Cataldo). The LP was Mastered by James & Philip Peterson at The House Of Breaking Glass