FRESH + PHX + ROCK N' ROLL
JANE N THE JUNGLE [Record Release Party!]
MRCH, NEW CHUMS, CALLIE YØUNG
Wed, July 31, 2019
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmCrescent Ballroom
$7 ADVANCE • $10 DAY OF SHOW
This event is 16 and over
Formed in 2013, JANE N' THE JUNGLE is an alternative rock band that hails from Phoenix, Arizona. Influenced by the raw power and authority of musicians like Rush, Pearl Jam, and Alanis Morissette, the band is best known by the profundity of their electric live performances, peeling guitar riffs, and raw emotive sound that shatters like hellfire from the throat of their female-fronted vocalist. Follow the light and join the tribe...https://www.crescentphx.com/event/1868856/
For fans of: Metric, Twin Shadow & Chvrches
As they studied jazz and opera in Tempe, Arizona, the indie-electronic trio barista'd at local specialty coffee shop Cartel Coffee Lab. There, they daily treated customers to cappuccinos alongside tasty 80s new wave music. In 2011, they helped create five-piece indie rock band The Prowling Kind, with which they toured extensively. Then, in 2014, MRCH formed to satiate their respective taste for music from an era foregone.
MRCH just released their debut single "Validation" and are touring
New to the Phoenix, Arizona music scene after playing guitar for indie rock bands in Salt Lake City, Austin, and assorted northern California cities, Seth began the inevitable Craigslist search to build his own band. From the Philadelphia music scene came bassist Greg Winters – a songwriter himself, with a knack for writing melodic guitar and bass parts. After going through a handful of drummers, New Chums hired Bostonian Ben Hedlund, a solid indie rock drummer with a nice resume, and plenty of song arrangement ideas.
With the band solidified, they began sifting through Seth's catalog of songs to get a set together, and start playing shows around Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. It would be from this selection of songs that New Chums would choose the first five to head into the studio and record the aforementioned EP. With Curtis Grippe (Dead Hot Workshop) producing, the band quickly recorded their indie rock debut in a week's time during the summer of 2015. While spending the next couple of months mixing and mastering the EP, the band continued to work on solidifying their live show taking any dates they could get.
After only a couple months since the release of Tuolumne on CD, iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora, the New Chums began to gain some traction with online radio play, excellent reviews, and the growth of their fan base. With an eye on larger shows, the band brought in guitarist Chad Bergman, from Minneapolis, to fill out the sound with clever guitar leads, and help the band win some trivia matches.
With comparisons to Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, the Strokes, and others, new fans of the band should keep an eye open for New Chums in Arizona clubs. The band plans to begin touring the east and west coasts, as well as playing festivals.
"'Come On, Come On' is an ideal power pop song in no uncertain terms."
– Phoenix New Times, October 29, 2015
"…an impressive debut fresh out of the box."
– Java, November 2015
Seth Boyack - vocals/guitar
Greg Winters - bass/backing vocals
Ben Hedlund - drums
Chad Bergman - guitar