The Jennifer Echo

The Jennifer Echo

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Crunchy guitar driven power pop with harmonies and hooks galore. Fusing punk, pop, metal and classic 80's new wave into a songs that will be stuck in your head for weeks...

Biography

The Jennifer Echo is true power pop-sweet and crunchy. Influenced by groups like the Foo Fighters, Rocket from the Crypt, The Descendents and Husker Du, The Jennifer Echo brings a new, fresh sound to the table. Combining elements of 80's pop, metal, and punk, their duel lead vocals and soaring harmonies bring new definition to modern power pop.
From the wreckage of Wisconsin pop punk band Ben Grim, The Jennifer Echo was formed. Peter Saturday (vocals/bass) and Joel Vega (vocals/guitar) had paid their dues in the world of rock and roll touring relentlessly with Ben Grim, even relocating the band to Florida and then to North Carolina where it ultimately met it’s demise. They parted ways and never imagined they would ever play music again, let alone with each other. They remained friends and somehow over a year later the moons aligned. They met up once again, this time in Portland, Oregon. It wasn't long before the idea of a rock band entered their minds and hearts. With nothing left to lose they began writing their unique brand of hook-laden guitar pop. During this time, they began auditioning dozens of guitar players without finding the right match. Finally, one grey drizzling Portland afternoon, they met The Express, ex-Break Up (Santa Barbara, CA) guitarist. It took no more than 30 seconds of listening to him play to realize that he was the perfect fit. The songs and ideas began to truly take form and excitement was in the air once again. With the Express' creative influence pushing the songs to a higher level the picture was clear that a drummer was needed to complete the band. After what seemed like an eternity searching for the perfect match in skill and character they met Jim Wadsworth of Reno, Nevada (Ex-Boyfriends, Vae Victus). It was an omen, just by the Descendents tattoo on his leg alone, that he would be the one who would beat the skins and push the songs even further than ever imagined. United by melody, the line-up was finally complete and within three weeks the band entered the studio recording four songs which are destined to become their debut ep. The Jennifer Echo were just getting started and now have an arsenal of ultra catchy, power pop anthems perfected and ready to be recorded. With a powerful high energy live show and nothing more than their honesty and the love of creation, they are now beginning again, with hope of dreams which they thought had been forgotten.

Lyrics

The Last Disaster

Written By: Peter Saturday

The Last Disaster

Ready to explode we’re coming back
No one can stop the truth from coming back around

Going nowhere faster
Dead end to disaster
Our begging call, against the wall
Waiting to begin

Spinning around in circles
You take and believe in
Every lie they want you to
You know it’s true
Spinning around in circles
They take and deceive
Living inside their lonely world
All we want they know it

It’s coming back down again
It’s coming around again for you
Deface it, erase it

Going nowhere faster
Face the last disaster
Our begging call, against the wall
Waiting to begin

Spinning around in circles
You take and believe in
Every lie they want you to
You know it’s true
Spinning around in circles
They take and deceive
Living inside their lonely world
All we want they know it’s true

We want it, yeah we want it
We want it all.

Discography

Debut CD EP "Be Dangerous on Rock Guitar" out now!

CHECK OUT WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:

"Fuckin' A!!! From the remains of the lesser known yet still great pop punk band BEN GRIM from the '90s comes this killer power pop band. Touches of the pop greatness of the DESCENDENTS and the DOUGHBOYS still remain. Also the spirit of Wiz (RIP) of MEGA CITY FOUR lives on in these bands that were influenced by him in the melodic hey days of the '90s. A great four-song EP with hopefully more to follow soon." -MAXIMUMROCKNROLL

"THE JENNIFER ECHO has the genuine approach needed to win over jaded pop listeners like myself" -pastepunk.com

"This takes every element I like of punk and rock and combines it perfectly to create a 4 track EP that will have people that miss good music shouting out loud"- allageszine.com

"Upon listening to this CD EP I was instantly a fan! They remind me of Doughboys during their "Shine" or "Turn Me On" periods with a little bit of early Reggie & the Full Effect poured in for good measure. Very melodic with lots of hooks, harmonies and the musicianship is excellent, which equals great sing-along songs" -crimezine.com

"If the Jennifer Echo had a decent distributor, their song „The Last Disaster“ would be one of this year’s major summer chartbusters. Universal Records, say something." - thegap.at

"Traces of Weezer’s Blue Album are clearly visible in "There’s A Halo." And, while "Last Disaster" could belong on a TBS album, it’s better than anything that they could create. Its electronica-infused melody has the happy-go-lucky tune that parallels the harsh reality of the lyrics. If these boys can keep up the rock throughout a full-length album, they’ll for sure bring credibility to the genre to even the staunchest of disbelievers." ~Magic Stick Mish / Suburbanhorror.com
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"Extremely Strong debut 4 song EP from The Jennifer Echo who remind us of a whole host of fave bands here like The Tories, The Blakes(now Readymade Breakup) and other bands who have mastered the ground of crunchy 'n loud guitar driven power pop A new band with a bright, bright future and one we can't wait to hear a full CD from."- notlame.com

"The Jennifer Echo have a stronger guitar sound and a biting alternative edge that pulls them away from spongerock bands that sound just like every other band out there."-Roughedge.com

upcoming track on itchy korean recordings Big Drill Car tribute cd, "And You'll Spin..."

*Recieving air play on 94.7 FM Alternative Portland and Eugene, Oregon KWVA Radio

*The track "The Last Disaster" got The Jennifer Echo selected as one of the top 10 finalists out of "tons of awesome entries" in Portland's Mix 105-7 FM's "Open For Bon Jovi" contest.

*Their track "Edna Avenue" selected as "Pop Punk Track of the Day" on garageband.com on March 29th

*Their track "The Last Disaster" Currently passed round one with 5 out of 5 star rating putting it into the second round and running on garageband.com

Set List

8 song set list: 1. the last disaster 2.jumping jupiter 3.the feeling 4.there's a halo 5.conversations with myself 6.our painted faces 7.waiting for you 8. edna avenue

our set list is normally 30-35 minutes but we have more material for up to/ over an hours set.

we are currently doing one cover-the theme song for the late great 70's sid and marty croft's "land of the lost".