I’ve been a fan of Jesse Lortz since his days making music as one-half of The Dutchess and The Duke. And while Lortz’s musical history goes back before then — the man has an abundance of garage-rock work under his belt — his stark tales of hard living rarely fail to resonate.
Interview by Tobias Carroll Though he’d played music in a host of Seattle-area bands for years, I first came across Jesse Lortz as one-half of The Dutchess & The Duke. Their pair of albums — both highly recommended — were catchy and gritty, confessional and irreverent. (Their second album, Sunset/Sunrise, was the reason for my last conversation with Lortz, which took place in 2009.) Following said band’s conclusion, Lortz has returned with Case Studies, which covers similar ground (touchstones: Leonard Cohen, mid-60s Stones, […]