Jackson Phillips has been a fixture of the indie rock scene so long that his project Day Wave not only benefited from the original wave of popularity peers like Two Door Cinema Club saw a decade ago, but has remained at the forefront as such acts find a new, younger audience today—both with his own output and as a producer working with the likes of Hana Vu and KennyHoopla. It feels appropriate, then, that his latest collection of songs titled Pastlife explores a period in his life he’s gained some distance from, while in the present he’s gearing up to tour with the aforementioned band he originally came up alongside.
In the meantime, Phillips sat down in his current hometown of LA to perform a couple of the new album’s songs—“Heart to Rest” and the title track—for a “Neighborhoods” sesh. Plucking through both songs on acoustic guitar, and with the accompaniment of a backing electric guitar, the songs are a palate cleanser before playing more maximalist versions of the tracks to audiences across North America. Check out the performance below.