Hispocracy EP - Digital Download (MP3)

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Hispocracy EP - Digital Download (MP3)

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The five song Hispocracy EP opens with “Courting Rachel,” a crooning ballad about a Mistral Kitchen whiskey drink that shares the name of King’s ex-wife; alcohol and lust--both in excess--can lead to ruin. “Overkill” follows with a harder rock sound, piercing lead guitar work from Andreas Laursen, complex ascending bass riffs from Jacob Doss, and was written as an homage to a Men At Work song. The title track “Hispocracy” offers a short break between the two hardest rock tunes on the EP. It was created by layering baritone and tenor sax riffs that were played live through a delay pedal then looped in mixing (a.k.a. studio fun). “No Help” comes crashing in next with sax and drums, and a distinct bass/guitar riff solidly supporting lyrics that recount King’s run-in with a drug dealer and corrupt law enforcement; all culminating in a face melting lead guitar solo. “Desire” brings the tempo back down with sweeping guitar riffs, a sultry sax melody, and powerful chorus hooks culminating with falsetto vocals. “Animal” finalizes the EP with a piano riff created by Robert Woods in-studio between tracking sessions. The song is straight forward rock, written and performed by animals, for animals.

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Herb & Jellyfish is an original rock band from Seattle, WA. In early 2016 songwriter Bradford King recruited lead guitarist Andreas ‘Dre’ Laursen, rhythm guitarist Robert ‘MF’ Woods, drummer Dan Montgomery, and bassist Jacob Doss to work out five songs King had been working on for several years. The band combines ethereal sax riffs, smartypants lyrics with opera overtones, counterposed harmonic rhythm and lead guitar, energetic bass, and powerful yet melodic drums. Herb & Jellyfish intends to explore new sonic territory in the hard rock genre and we’re planning on it getting weird.