Jake McKelvie

A New Kind of Hat

I have a new record coming out July 26th!
You can pre-order it from Bandcamp

Pre-order A New Kind of Hat

August UK Tour Dates with Chris Otepka (Heligoats)!

Chris and I traveled the UK together last year, and we're doing it again this year! Happy to be returning to some of our favorite stops from last year's trip plus a few others. Tickets are on sale now!

Uk Tour Dates with Heligoats

Pump Fake

Watch the video for the first single from the new record!

Directed by Sound it Out Films.



Jake McKelvie has traveled the DIY touring circuit in the US and UK for over a decade, carving out a niche for himself as a songwriter and performer. Known for his off-kilter and whimsical "stream of self-consciousness" lyricism and charming stage demeanor, McKelvie keeps audiences engaged both as a solo performer or with his newly minted backing band, “the New Old Band". This year will see the release of a new LP and a slew of tour dates to coincide with it.


“McKelvie has carved himself a niche as a songwriter, combining a rapid delivery with stream-of-self-consciousness writing in a manner so singular that it is never in question whose songs are being played.” Impose
“McKelvie very clearly knows how to write a pop song and has decided to fill his with all sorts of unexpected magic.” Independent Clauses
“...It just slyly worms its way into your brain.” No Depression
“Probably the most refreshing CD I've heard in the last ten years.” The Noise - Boston