Jacob & Danny were first dubbed by Vortex Magazine as the next Lennon/McCartney songwriting duo - all while these two young men were barely old enough to buy cigarettes. Yes, while still in high school the two of them became friends once Danny (who played in a band) was looking for someone who could record music. Jacob (who was already a producer with a home studio) was looking for new bands to record.
During these recording sessions was when the two of them discovered they had a similar ear for the way they wanted things to sound. However, the two of them brought a fundamentally different outlook & approach or 'method of attack' when facing brand new songs head on. Stylistically, somehow it just worked from day one and even still on day one thousand and one. Though I'm sure neither of them could explain it (or probably ever thought about it) it fuels the confidence needed to try new things and grow, and as well convinces many of whom who hear them for the first time that they truly do have "it"...
Once the article was published, the comparison went off and took on a life of its own. While the two of them both can sing, harmonize, play every instrument, and work at a feverish pace, they certainly have a style/sound of that is uniquely them. As one review from www.allmusic.com wrote...
"Raw, lo-fi, unedited live recordings, out of tune guitars, everything that are prerequisites of something horrible - truth is, pure beauty. These songs are amazingly written, well crafted, catchy, lively, and full of youthful exuberance. Honestly, this album is pure brilliance and I'll go as far to say that it is borderline genius. (At least for two 17 year old kids in a garage and over the span of a 1 month, I think so)..."
But what stands out the most, is their natural understanding and use of melody that all seem so ritually familiar yet modernly fresh... Thus bringing on the Lennon/McCartney & Simon/Garfunkel comparisons. Musicians and music scholars alike all understand that the one thing anybody can teach about music, is the ability to create a melody. It has never been - and probably never will be - a learned skill. It cant be taught, it cant be told. It cant be bought, it cant be sold. You either were born with that unique gift or ability to hear melody, or not. It's important to understand this and keep in mind while listening to Jacob & Danny teach us all while making the rest of us songwriters jealous.
please, just hear for yourself if you know what I mean.