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Flint Eastwood is what happens when family and friends gather in the forgotten spaces of an embattled city and are left to create with no rules, no boundaries, and nothing holding back: the evolution of Detroit-based multitalented artist Jax Anderson. Jax drew inspiration from a very talented family. Her father was one of ten kids who all played guitar and sang, and both of her older brothers played in bands. Jax spent her childhood helping her dad work in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Detroit, and between helping out, learned on her dad’s 12string Taylor that he left in the living room.
After short stints in rural Georgia and Los Angeles, where Jax developed a love for pop music and film, she returned home to Detroit at the beginning of the muchmaligned city’s recent resurgence to form Flint Eastwood. She mixed her inherent love for Motown with her newly found passion for pop music to form the backbone of the sound that became Flint Eastwood. But it was her explosive and endearing personality and her love of film and theater that brought the band’s live performance to a new level. The band released the nowsoldout EP Late Nights In Bolo Ties in 2013, and has gained an evergrowing fanbase, performing at festivals like Electric Forest and MoPop Festival, and performing at clubs alongside acts such as Foxy Shazam, Mayer Hawthorne, and Betty Who.
Flint Eastwood’s new EP, Small Victories (to be released October 9), was created and polished in Detroit’s second oldest church, now repurposed as Assemble Sound, a hub of Detroit creativity that fosters artists through collaboration. In this crumbling but inspiring location, the new record was created as a coping mechanism to help Jax deal with the loss of her mother, who was her biggest fan and inspiration.
Jax broke the EP down in one simple thought:
“Small Victories comes from the idea that doing anything creative in life takes a lot of persistence, struggle, and hustle. It’s easy to expect that the spoils will come easily and be immediately fruitful. But if you focus on the little things, the “small victories”, you realize that it’s those things that are the most rewarding. That’s what keeps me going.”
The lead single is the EP’s first track, “Find What You’re Looking For,” which is Jax’s interpretation of her mother’s final words to her:
“Don’t let this break you.”
FLINT EASTWOOD SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR SONG “GLITCHES” FROM SMALL VICTORIES EP OUT NOW
ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCES AT SXSW AND SPRING TOUR
Today, Detroit’s Flint Eastwood is sharing the video for her current single, “Glitches.” The track is off the EP Small Victories. “Glitches” is the hardest hitting track in the hook-laden collection of 6 songs, released in November 2015. The EP was created as an exercise to help Flint Eastwood mastermind Jax Anderson cope with the loss of her mother. The video was filmed at the World’s Best Boxing Gym in Detroit, with directors Elysia Vandenbussche + Charles Kelly at the helm.
Flint Eastwood has announced performances at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX and tour dates to follow. The tour kicks off on March 24 at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI and will travel to NYC, several Michigan cities and throughout the Midwest before ending on May 29 at The Demo in St. Louis. For more information about tickets, merchandise, or
Small Victories, please visit www.flinteastwoodmusic.com.