Mass. Hysteria

Mass. Hysteria

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In a town jaded by over-exposure to ska-core, Mass. Hysteria stand a world apart -- presenting a fresh blend of rocksteady beats and pop songwriting.

Biography

In a town jaded by over-exposure to ska-core, Mass. Hysteria stand a world apart – presenting a fresh blend of reggae beats, jazz arrangements, and pop songwriting & harmonies.

Mass. Hysteria are led by the dynamic harmonies of vocalist Rachel Eliot and vocalist / guitarist / songwriter Alex Stern. The band’s cinematic horn charts are delivered by Chris Wright (trombone), Matt Giorgio (trumpet), and Sam Orleans (saxophone). But it’s the reggae-schooled rhythm sections of Danny O’Neil (bass) and Eli Kessler (drums) which gives Mass Hysteria its trademark Jamaican sound.

“Waiting for the Day” is Mass. Hysteria’s second studio release, following the success of their debut E.P. “No Cabaret License” (Bovine Records, 2000). Based in Brookline Massachusetts, Mass. Hysteria has built its reputation by playing with some of the biggest names in the ska and reggae scenes, in gigs across the northeast U.S.

Discography

2001 - Mass. Hysteria "No Cabaret License" EP

Dec. 2002 - Mass. Hysteria "Waiting for the Day" LP [PVR VOLT003]

May 2003 - "Still Standing" Compilation [Jump Up/Megalith JUMPMEG050]

June 2003 - "Your New Favorite CD Summer 2003" Compilation [PVR VOLT005]

Summer 2003 - Mass. Hysteria "Dub/Electronica Remixes" [PVR Promo-only release]

Fall 2003 - Spitshine Records DVD Compilation

Fall 2003 - Girls Go Ska Vol. 2

Fall 2003 - Spitshine Records Dub Compilation

Radio Airplay on 75+ CMJ-reporting stations.

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