Here's my official definition of a supergroup -- members of more popular bands who are sick of playing with their current bands and want to do something different. This might not be the case for JJAMZ, but the five members all come from bands you know.
Starting with lead singer, friend of this space and my drinking buddy Z of The Like. She provides the style and the attitude. Then there's Alex Greenwald of the departed Phantom Planet. James Valentine comes from a band called Maroon 5. I believe they are still active and being general sell out whores because their lead singer is some douche bag supreme. Jason Boesel is the drummer from the sorely missed Rilo Kiley. I pour a few bottle sips of Hennessy out for the late Rilo. Rounding out the band is Michael Runion, who played with Boesel in The Elected with ex-Rilo Kiley Blake Sennett. You all got that square?
The five are together to their best Blonde-like rendition of 80s via modern dance rock. JJAMZ, not the best of band names, but since we East Coasters aren't tuned into the West Coast music scene, we will just chalk it up to West Coast eccentricity.
In any event, my friends over Dangerbird Records released their first effort last July called Suicide Pack. It sounds like Deborah Harry fucking early 80s Fleetwood Mac. Now that's a pull quote for press release?
A return trip to NYC show is imminent, so stayed tuned.
They made their TV review on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. They played Heartbeat. Watch it below: