Jimkata’s innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital turned the heads of critics and musicians when it dropped in the Fall of 2012, solidifying the band’s reputation as forward-thinking artists to pay attention to. Jimkata’s refined electro-rock sound is one of a band that has found its voice after years of experimentation; It’s more indie rock than jam, and more 90′s electronica than modern day EDM; yet the five-piece appeals to each of these audiences. In the spirit of LCD Soundsystem, MGMT and Talking Heads, Jimkata’s relevant, quotable lyrics create moods not just for fleeting moments, but for the lifestyle of an entire generation.
Following the release of their first live record 10 More Songs! (2013), Jimkata is poised to unveil their third studio EP and sixth official release Feel In Light on 3.4.14. Recorded with Die Digital producer Jocko Randall at his MoreSound Studios in Syracuse, NY Feel In Light represents the continued evolution of this modern rock band’s sound – one which will be simpler in essence – exploring themes of love, triumph and appreciating second chances in life.
A staple of the festival circuit from the Rockies to the Atlantic, Jimkata’s 2013 schedule included heavy hitters like Gathering of The Vibes, Summer Camp, Catskill Chill and Rootwire, on top of hosting their very own inaugural festival, Katalyst. Fans can catch the band this winter on their extensive national tour taking them up and down the east coast and to Colorado.
“Jimkata proves that rock-based music still has a place in the world of four-on-the-floor beats.”
“The band’s powerful drumming and guitar work ride the same wave, catching synthetic high fives and whispering rock n’ roll lyricism out over the constant current of their sonic ocean.”
“What this generation needs more of, a band with a fresh sound that’s influenced by great music, with an honest and positive perspective about our place in society.”
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Matt Pickering – Drums/Vocals
Scott Hannay – Keyboards/Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Ben Pickering – Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Andrew Chamberlaine – Guitar/Vocals
Formed in 2013 from members of Timbre Coup and Capital Zen, Mister F is an eclectic, high-energy 4-piece band that takes a no-holds-barred approach to blending genres while keeping your feet moving. Having performed at festivals such as Mountain Jam, moe.down, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and snoe.down with their previous bands, members of Mister F are no strangers to the music community. Their first show, March 1st 2013, was very well-received, and they are already taking their show on the road to cities as far as Chicago, IL and Knoxville, TN.
“The experience was absolutely different than any band on the scene…they clearly have made it an art of
incorporating all talents and reaches of music to compose hardwired songs that will keep you dancing from start to
-Jenni Wilson, UpstateLIVE.com