Jerseyband Live: Lung Punch Fantasy
Metroland, Albany, NY Metroland transcript: October 6, 2005 Don't judge a book by it's 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.