Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2018 // Shadows of Jets
*nominated in 7 categories
-"Artist of the Year"
-"Best Rock Act"
-"EP of the Year 'Going Up to Space'"
-"Rock Song of the Year 'Houndstooth Coat'"
-"Vocalist of the Year - Taylor Tastch 'Houndstooth Coat'"
-"Bassist Performance of the Year - Kris Luther 'Houndstootch Coat'"
-Producer of the Year - Taylor Tastch"
Shadows of Jets was formed by producer and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Tatsch (Luke Wade/ Maren Morris/Cut Throat Finches) in Colleyville before settling in Dripping Springs. After cutting his teeth at the late Bass Propulsion Laboratories, a local institution that closed its doors in 2012, Tatsch laid his foundation down at his own studio AudioStyles and rock band Shadows of Jets was born. The artist is no stranger to Hand Drawn Records and its artists, working with Fort Worth’s Un Chien and Sean Russell/Cut Throat Finches prior to his signing.
The group released its most recent record “Going Up To Space” this September. Jets’ present lineup includes Taylor Young (The O’s) on drums, Michael Smith (Austin Allsup/Madison King) on guitar, Justin Pate and Kris Luther (Matt Tedder Trio) on bass guitar; however the cast routinely changes and includes Graham Smith, Mike Ratliff, Kenny Hollingsworth, and Brandon Lozano and Jared Shotwell (They Were Stars) on drums. The band’s most recent album lies somewhere “between the power-pop of Fountains of Wayne and grit-pop of Toad the Wet Sprocket, with plenty of chiming guitar chords that remind you of R.E.M.” (Fort Worth Weekly).