MP3 Jerseyband Live: Lung Punch Fantasy - JAZZ: Weird Jazz
Lungcore - A new genre that infuses a horn-driven band with heavy metal values
9 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Weird Jazz, METAL: Instrumental Metal
Metroland, Albany, NY
October 6, 2005
Don''t judge a book by its cover: Despite Jerseyband''s being fronted by four horn players, they''re more metal than you''ll ever be. (That wasn''t a pun.) Neither an average jazz group, nor a run-of-the-mill metal outfit, the seven-piece Jerseyband have stumbled onto a style all their own-they call it "lungcore". With all our combined editorial experience here at Metroland, we would be hard-pressed to come up with a more accurate description. Imagine a head-on collision of the tour buses carrying Dillinger Escape Plan and the Count Basie Orchestra. That sound-the skronk and squeal made at the instant when metal intertwines with metal—is the essence of the Jerseyband experience, a mélange of detuned electric guitars, crashing drums, and a seemingly traditional jazz-ensemble frontline. It''s totally rad, and totally loud. Bring earplugs. You''ll thank us later.