The JimDaves
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The JimDaves

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The best kept secret in music


"The Aquarian Weekly"

“Hailing from north-North Jersey, The JimDaves are a laid back,subtly-hooked, Guided By Voices-ish pop quartet blessed with rootsy,
near-twang undertones that bring to mind the likes of Cracker, Wilco, Soul Asylum, The Refreshments, Paul Westerberg and the occasional Elvis Costello track.

Playing with an emotional conviction and understated passion that drives home the honesty behind everyday observations such as ‘Your Cubicled Life’, ‘Catharsis’ and especially ‘Girls in Skirts’, drummer Brandon Loikits, bassist Pietro Lorino, guitarist Jim Kaznosky (Jim) and vocalist/guitarist David (Dave) Wilson check in with a winner waxed at Hoboken's Pigeon Club by ubiquitous shaper-of-sounds, Wayne Dorell.”
- Al Muzer


“First of all, ‘Your Cubicled Life’ speaks to me as a soul that’s trapped in a cubicle Monday through Friday. It’s these kind of honest genuine images that encircle The JimDaves. Their rocking ways are recognizable in a way often overlooked in the music industry—something in an Elvis Costello meets Tom Petty over coffee way. While the sound might come off as subtle in their approach, there’s a lot going on here. This Jersey quartet is a rock-n-roll answer to life’s mysterious ways.” - J-Sin

"Jersey Beat Magazine"

"A four-piece New Jersey combo who play indie-pop with just a hint of a country twang. The lite guitars and restrained drumming blend nicely with Dave Wilson’s gritty vocals…fans of Elvis Costello or Guided By Voices should find this soothingly refreshing fare." - Jim Testa

"Indie Film Music Supervisor"

“A solid contribution to the singer-songwriter strain of indie rock. With a nod to the lush sounds of the Pernice Brothers, and the witticism of Lou Reed” - Danielle Blumstein

"Live Review-David Byrne"

Of a recent peformance, David Byrne of the Talking Heads wrote: "They do a great version of 'Is Anybody Going to San Antone?' And then they do a version of my (Talking Heads) song 'Don't Worry About the Government'...I almost don't recognize it as the chords seem the same but the melody was changed. It's transformed into a sweet naïve country ballad." - David Byrne


5 Song EP, recorded by Wayne Dorrell at the Pigeon Club in Hoboken, NJ, October 2003.

Track Listing:
1. Catharsis
2. EC
3. 1300 Miles
4. Your Cubicled Life
5. Girls In Skirts

"Girls In Skirts" featured on Luna Lounge Web Radio (

"EC" featured on NY Neat Radio (


Feeling a bit camera shy


One summer evening in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Jim and Dave met up in an illegal bar in the basement of a friend's house. Dave said, "I'm starting a rock band." Jim said, "What are you going to sound like?" Dave explained, and then they got drunk until the morning and listened to music. After relocating to North Jersey. Jim and Dave resumed talks of playing music together.

True to their unmotivated selves, the two never did more than write songs and drink together- for four years.

Finally, after penning 40 plus songs, Dave had enough and thought, "How many songs are we going to write before we actually start a band?"

He booked some studio time with a drummer friend and told Jim to come with guitars and ready to play. They liked what they heard and decided to seek out permanent members for the band. Jim found Pietro Lorino on bass, Pietro brought in drummer Brandon Loikits, and the JimDaves were complete.

Those who have heard the band describe their sound as being a mix of, and inspired by: Elvis Costello, The Tragically Hip and Wilco. Most interesting comment overheard: "Jeff Tweedy fronting Pavement."