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Band of the Day: (8.3.10) JOGGER

3 Aug LA's Electro Bend

BOD: (8.3.10) JOGGER

Finding new music isn’t easy. There are so many bands, so many cities and so many passionate fans who want us to hear their stuff. It’s not often that I open up three new MP3s and hear something so divergent from one another that I actually had to double-check the artist name on each track. I listened to them all again, three times in a row, when I finally heard the binding element. The glue is a common drum beat coupled with clever guitar riffs that slow, pace and then rip your heart out. Jogger are Amir Yaghmai and Jonathan Larroquette, from Los Angeles, CA with a sound that is so diverse that at one moment your spacing out to a Ratatat beat, then pulling back your headphones from death metal mayhem then you cruise in for a smooth landing with Erland Oyesque vocals. It’s very good and unique enough to help them rise to the top of the Silver Lakers.

I’m impressed when a band can fool you into thinking that LCD Soundsystem is coming up, than slip you the coolest Sepultura sound ever. It’s fun, clever and good. Just listen to “Nephicide”. Give the track 2:00 minutes and you will be impressed. Follow that up with “Gorilla Meat” to bring you back down to Earth.


“Gorilla Meat”

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