Jagged Baptist Club and a wild new song about going wild. The pounding four-on-the-floor frontal assault "Change Today" is like when Primal Scream decided to out Stones the Rolling Stones: 60s attitude with maxed-out rock-and-then-some production and an everything-in-the-red aesthetic that's got room for screams, shouts and even synthesizers if they sound like they're about to blow a circuit. Jagged Baptist Club's Reptile Super Show is out June 28 on Chain Letter Collective and you can pre-order it here now!" /> L.A. Record

VIDEO PREMIERE: JAGGED BAPTIST CLUB “CHANGE TODAY (START FEELING GOOD)”

May 15th, 2019 | News

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Blake Stokes was the former frontman of the underrated L.A. outfit TEST, but he’s back with a supercharged new outfit called Jagged Baptist Club and a wild new song about going wild. The pounding four-on-the-floor frontal assault “Change Today” is like when Primal Scream decided to out Stones the Rolling Stones: 60s attitude with maxed-out rock-and-then-some production and an everything-in-the-red aesthetic that’s got room for screams, shouts and even synthesizers if they sound like they’re about to blow a circuit. (There’s a little solo Iggy, too, at least in terms of sheer commitment to a charismatic concept.) While it’s not intended particularly seriously—director/editor Styles Wolff Baker‘s video deploys a definition of “feeling good” with lots of room for grotesque close-ups of seafood appetizers and extremely aggressive aerobics moves—there’s still a genuine positivity in play here, reflecting Stokes own bounce-back from tough times when he was battling an alcohol addiction and living in his lock-out in Vernon. Now he’s sober and ready to put out a new record, and if “Change Today” isn’t quite an anthem, it’s still sort of an announcement about the new way things are gonna work. Says Stokes:

“‘Change Today (Start Feeling Good)’ was one of the first songs written for the album and immediately it felt like a single. In fact, it felt like the soundtrack to a truck commercial—hence the video. This one is all about raved-up Stones-style swagger, shouting nonsense lyrics and having a great time. It’s the biggest bit of traditional ‘fun’ on the album. Shake it.”

Jagged Baptist Club‘s Reptile Super Show is out June 28 on Chain Letter Collective and you can pre-order it here now!