Newport Beach five-piece talented-beyond-their-years the Jakes have weathered the loss of keyboard player Ehson Hashemian, and continue to rack up fans and acclaim, generally standing out as "the" Orange County band to watch; the one most likely to break out into the mainstream, and soon. They're on Red Light Management alongside names like the Dave Matthews Band, the Decemberists and Alanis Morisette (and Local Natives, formerly of OC and now of Silver Lake) and headlined the House of Blues in Anaheim on July 24, two days before wrapping up their Sunday night residency at LA hipster trap Cinespace. They're working on a new record, with lingering-yet-not-confirmed rumors of a record deal floating in our scene's ether.
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What we do know is that they just posted a video of a new song (yet to be named, so right now it's just "New Song 1"), performed at their final Cinespace show. And here it is! (Also, feel free to read our article on the Jakes from a few months ago, and you can download the entirety of their old EP, Shake My Hand, from their MySpace. Oh, and you can check out lead singer Sameer Gadhia's Heard Mentality blogs from their May residency at the gone-but-not-forgotten eVocal, too.)