Houston, TX, August 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Though Jealous Creatures has only been together for a few months, they have already proven how driven they are to showcase their unique brand of rock. With the release of their first full-length album, Little Heaven Big Sky, Jealous Creatures is ready to take over the world.
Taking shape in early 2011, Jealous Creatures began as a collaboration between Houston locals Sarah Hirsch and Josh Barry. Hirsch had spent time in Austin playing guitar and singing with a number of bands before deciding to return to her hometown and start something fresh. Barry, who had worked his way through a lengthy stint as drummer in Houston new wave band Japanic, was on the lookout for something new.
Reworking Hirsch's folk-laced demos into riff-driven rock songs, the pair decided to recruit additional members for a full-fledged band. After hooking up with ex-Big Top bassist Lisa Gallo Roth, fellow Japanic keyboardist Rob Smith, and guitarist Ian Hlavacek, the band released its debut album on their own Critter Records label. The self-titled EP showcases both sides of the band, with full-on rock like "Coffee Stains" and "Faith in Man?," paying homage to the gritty pop rock of Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders-while tracks like the subdued Eggs Alone embody a successful mix of raucous indie rock and Norah Jones-like soul.
Currently, the band is pleasing crowds around Texas with their live shows and has just returned from the Bubble Recording Studio in Austin, TX with their debut album, Little Heaven Big Sky, which is available now at www.jealouscreatures.com and other online retailers.