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Jerseyband Live: Lung Punch Fantasy

by Jerseyband

Lungcore - A new genre that infuses a horn-driven band with heavy metal values
Genre: Jazz: Weird Jazz
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Metroland, Albany, NY
Metroland transcript:
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.



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Brad at CD Baby

What do you get when you mix the riff heavy elements of metal with some of the more complex aspects of jazz? Ask these guys, and they'll tell you "Lungcore," the genre that they have not only invented, but perfected. If this concept strikes you as a bit grandiose, it's supposed to. But, upon listening to the music, you'll see that they back it up, mixing distorted guitars with a four piece horn section flawlessly. Admittedly, it's not the craziest concept ever, but these guys take it in a direction that most don't dare. Complex time signatures abound, the songs are almost completely instrumental, intricate and never repetitive, with slight silences that are sparse and inevitably torn apart as quickly as they are formed. The band divides the songwriting fairly evenly, and some of these songs certainly sound like they were written as challenges for the other members. The fact that this was recorded live makes this all the more impressive, and the production is of high quality and adds to the overall sound. If you're a fan of Mr. Bungle or abstract rock in general, this is one that demands your attention.

John Book, Music For America

Spirit that relies on musicianship and spontanieity to make it work
Jerseyband are a part of the self-contained "lungcore" movement? Oh, what is "lungcore" I hear you asking? It's hard to say, but this band combines their love of jazz with their love of metal, kind of a cross between Blood, Sweat & Tears, Mr. Bungle, and S.O.D.. Lung Punch Fantasy (self-released) is a ridiculously powerful album which manages to unite all of these elements with style and grace, which is funny in itself. The entire album was recorded live at SUNY, so hearing the band react with the crowd and vice versa makes for incredible listenings, yes? The live album comes off a bit like Primus's Suck On This meets Art Ensemble Of Chicago's Bap-tizum, where everyone seems to be on an incredible high, or at least on a higher level of self to where the band is the crowd, the crowd is the band, and everyone knows the secret unknown language.

How are they musically? The band know all about tonality and coloring, and it just so happens they do it with a speed metal edge, at times stopping over in Jamaica for a bit of ska. When they need to move the hips and get funky, they do it in a snap, but then rip and shred until it feels like everyone is bleeding. It's an engaging listen, and that's the thing, you have to listen, otherwise you may miss a thing. Lung Punch Fantasy, is disappointing in the sense that you want to be there to experience this jugalbandi in person and learn the secret language and handshakes. Some might hear "jazz and metal together?" and cry "joke", but while they don't take themselves seriously too much, Jerseyband is very much a serious project with the kind of spirit that relies on musicianship and the spontaniety to make it work. Oh grandma, this works!

adam sochacki

Absolutely GREAT. I love this.This is Frank Zappa mixed with John Zorn IMHO.


I'm simply amazed of how this bunch of weirdos manage to blend metal-, jazz/brass-, and balkan-music together. And since this is a live-recording there is no doubt what so ever about their skill as musicians - thanks lads for just being out there.

random mcfandom

If you like your music with a bit of spice and variety to the tune of ,oh say, The Cardiacs or perhaps Mr Bungle mixed in with a bit of straight metal shredding all held together by an amazingly cohesive and razor sharp set of time signatures that at times venture in to territory that most rock drummers dare not dwell...This one might be for you. If you like your music packaged in pretty bows and stamped with that soul sucking modern polish that makes everything sound like undynamic bass heavy bupkis then you should avoid this.

This disc contains significant, glaringly obvious talent and professionalism yet manages to still package it in wonderfully, sometimes even swelling-ly, gorgeous pieces of music that weave in and out of frantically paced, high energy rock! In other words isn't like listening to amazing musicians showing off but it is rather like listening to a well orchestrated symphony of awesomeness.

Plus any band who can pull of the lyrics "Chi-hua-hua, Me-llama, Chi-hua-hua, Key-Larrrrrrrrgo" and make it mean something are truly plugged in to something totally out of the ordinary and worth your careful consideration.

(Especially if you're in to strange concepts like joy and uncontrollable smiling.)



If you love Heavy Metal music,you should listen this album.Makes you giggle.(^◇^)

Seth Matthew Faulk

Why you NEED this CD!!!
Not only do i own this record, but I was at this show...
The creative artistry, musicianship, and last but not least - BALLS of this performance are absolutely SPECTACULAR. Jerseyband's handle on and ability to cross through genre after genre is demonstrated here as thorough and seamless. Seeing this show blew my mind, owning and breaking down this record has changed my life. The polyrhythmic and syncopated rhythms and melodies are rock hard and inspiring. As well as the obvious attitude of the band, "let's make killer music and only take ourselves as seriously as we must." They're so much freakin' fun! I give this record five (5) stars and recommend it not only as a fan of many genres of music, but as a professional musician who has personally been blown away.