about big jaw

Clint Roth, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Austin-based modern rock collective Big Jaw, cut his teeth as a staff recording engineer in San Francisco working with and learning from producers like Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits), Christopher Haynes (Norah Jones, Brian Bell/Weezer), and Jason Carmer (Third Eye Blind, The Donnas.) Roth eventually moved to Los Angeles as a freelance engineer where he spent the bulk of his recording career working for a handful of producers including Raphael Saadiq. This is the point where Clint felt the urge to get back into making music again. In particular, recording Saadiq was the motivation Roth needed to get back into playing the guitar and forming Big Jaw. According to Roth, “watching Raphael and his musicians play and create up close blew my mind.”

The rest, as they say, is history.

Big Jaw. Appetite for Construction, Photophobia, Fort Fun, and the soon-to-be-released Apophenia. Albums steeped in the rock tradition of muscular riffs, huge production values, and melodies as long as you need them to be. Songs about life; the good, the bad, and the stuff you don’t write home to mom about. Songs buzzing like a Saturday night after midnight, lit it up like tubes in the back of a Marshall Plexi, and big enough to fill open skies as far as they can see.

Big Jaw are modern rock done right, and loud enough to wake the neighbors.

"Roth manages to pull off here what the best pop (and by “pop,” I mean “listenable, accessible rock” in the best possible way) songwriters do: create well-crafted, passionate songs packed chock full of hooks — and make it look easy. ...Kids, here’s proof that you don’t have to play metal to sound huge; this is absolutely arena-ready stuff.”

-D.M. Jones, Whatzup

 

"BIG JAW HAS LEFT ME COMPLETELY, and welcomely, CONFUSED.

I fucking love this shit."

-Joel Frieders, syffal.com

© 2018 Clint Roth

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