Messy Jiverson

Messy Jiverson

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Inspired by the sounds of dusty vinyl, dirty guitars, dangerous drum breaks and dynamic synthesizers, Messy Jiverson explores elements of funk, hip-hop, rock and soul in their completely original style.

Biography

From the stacks of basement record collections and the soundtracks of 70’s and 80’s era cult films comes Messy Jiverson, a blast from the past that’s timelessly vintage, yet modernly applicable all in the same. Inspired by the sounds of dusty vinyl, dirty guitars, dangerous drum breaks and dynamic synthesizers, the band explores elements of funk, hip-hop, rock and soul in their completely original style. Heavily influenced by the loop digga movement and decades of musical history, Messy Jiverson is psychedelic rock with a hip-hop flair and hard dance beats.

Hailing from the Midwest, the band quickly formed after a group collaboration of several accomplished musicians came together in the summer of 2007. With the desire to make a serious musical statement, Messy Jiverson’s conceptual sounds feverishly attracted a young, hip, St. Louis crowd, mesmerized by body moving beats amid mind bending instrumental compositions. On the strength of their latest album, ROWC, the group plays to a loyal following night in and night out.

Priding themselves on their musicianship, the Messy Jiverson sound is the painstaking combination of vintage keyboards, drums, tube amplifiers and tape delays. Their love of their instruments, remarkable attention to tone, and practice of recording live to analog tape adds to the group’s signature style. Self proclaimed recording junkies; the band has released three records since 2008 of purely innovative Messy Jiverson psychedelia. Over the last few years they’ve shared the stage with such eclectic artists as Edan, EOTO, Family Groove Co., Euforquestra, Public Property, and Madahoochi.

Discography

Dusted And Busted - Self released Jan. 30th, 2008

Messy Jiverson Presents...
Blown Speakers Takeover - Self released May 15, 2009

Rivers, Old Growth, And The Wizards Cloak - Self released Dec. 19, 2009

Set List

Messy Jiverson performs a typical set lasting of 90 minutes, and the set list varies from night to night. The band draws material from their base of mostly original and sparse covers that totals over 50 songs, or around 4 to 5 hours of material.

Originals -

Go Pockets
Clavinova
Fairweather/Bubble Dee
Damn it was the Pope
Ajam
Hot Breff
It’ll Come (I guess)
Kool Twist
Mello One
Crucial Taint
GOOD BAD MESS
Sweaty Brush
The Trilogy
Milky Honey
Surfin’ Mississippi
Quantity
Andres Dawson
Messtacy
Purple Shirts
Morning Break (the dirty buger)
Do Messy Things
Rivers Old Growth and The Wizards Cloak
Hope (on the way)
Poisoned Darts Through Fanned Leaves
Ode De Tejas
Eye of the Sun
333 (69)
Mist Born (power darts)
The Package
Tribe Called Blown
Coniferous
Cloud Seeding
Sticks and Bones
Oh Jamey
Big Riser
Not the one I want (the one I want)
Dripping All Over Yo’ Face
Patch 22
Epoch Jam

Covers -

Mix Tape
Buncha’ Changes
Dancin’ in Outta Space