Punk Infused Anthemic Rock Music - JOUNCE is an East to West Coast band centered in Brooklyn, NY. An ever evolving post punk and 90′s rock hybrid. A product of a well defined generation only re-imagined. Nearly impossible to describe but easily digested. Danny and Matt have been friends since childhood, even through Dan’s bi-coastal lifestyle while he was Nickelodeon’s “Little Pete.” We like to think Pete Wrigley would dig the Jounce.
Shuggy Mtn Breakdown is the latest from the rising Western Massachusetts rock group Sun Parade. Chris Marlon Jennings grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, busking on the streets. He met Jeff Lewis in 2008. Lewis, a Maine islander and mandolinist, was due at Berklee College of Music; after a semester in Boston Lewis moved west instead to throw his lot in with Jennings. That collaboration is the core of Sun Parade. Over time Jennings and Lewis built the five-piece that is Sun Parade, with Karl Helander on drums, percussion, harmonies, and ambient barking; Max Wareham on bass; and Eli Salus-Kleiner at the keys. Jennings writes by and large in the language of existential howl, wherein life, love and the pursuit of happiness are a highway pile-up where the rubberneckers get out and dance. Lewis spins ethereal, psychedelic glowing pop benevolence, songs sung into an old Fostex recorder and sent out into the world in strands of metaphysic werewolves and sunshine. The dichotomy between the two writers builds an outliersʼ love fest, a condition Oscar Wilde once described as living in the gutter with stardust falling on us. Produced by Ian Hersey of Rubblebucket and recorded in a one-room studio on the 4th floor of an old industrial building in Brooklyn, Shuggy Mtn Breakdown is frenetic and well-cured, heart-hammering, smiley, full of woody tones and iron bones. It's is a freak-out explosion of weirdo power pop and heavy hippy grunge, soul music and rockʼnʼroll. It's a band on a precipice.