Sentinel: Jet Black
Network favorites SENTINEL are back with their newest single JET BLACK, a beautiful dream-pop driven work of art written and inspired at the edges of the San Francisco Bay, in the Summer of 2010.
What you get from Sentinel on this go round are fluid well placed lyrics that open with the succinct mental vision of a figure standing over a backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, jet black hair blowing in the wind. A well timed guitar languidly chugs throughout most of the song, with the vocals pairing up perfectly for a reflective day on the coast. Billy is on drums here, and mixing/mastering was done by Dennis (guitarist) at a home studio, although the whole shebang was recorded at PopSmear Studios in San Rafael, CA.
Sentinel are gearing up for a benefit show for Japan this coming Thursday, April 21st up in San Francisco, from 7-10p. The NoisePop sponsored benefit will be at the Make-out Room and features other local acts such as Sambaxe and Poeticali Distherbd. 100% of the ticket price, raffle money, and donations will go to the JCCCNC Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, which ensures the money will go straight to local non-profits and CBOs in Japan for citizen-to-citizen relief efforts reaching those most in need in the most affected areas.
Also, Sentinel have released a video to go along with this single, filmed at the shores of Pacific Ocean in San Francisco and at undisclosed locations in Oakland, California in winter. According to the description it was all home made with the help of Izzy Chan, indie film maker of San Francisco. Look further below this post for the visual goods.