Jet Black orchid

Jet Black Orchid
(Self Released)

What Jet Black Orchid seems so apt to channel is that kind of easy rock vibe found in The Black Crowes’ music. There’s kind of a hippy-era thing going on with the local band’s first full-length. That’s not to say that the music is trippy or anything, but just that it relies on pretty straightforward melodies and lyrics that pertain to love and relationships. It makes their music broadly accessible — which, if their goal is to find the widest possible audience, seems entirely plausible. There’s certainly a hierarchy at play in the production, with the vocals and guitar taking the forefront, while everything else is pushed to the back — a fairly standard classic-rock approach that privileges guitar over all else. Of course, that’s a double-edged sword, as you won’t necessarily find anything fresh here, although rock purists will have plenty to appreciate.