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The inevitability of most bands breaking up is an inherent element of any music scene, and it can be heartbreaking when a band you’ve come to respect decides to call it quits. Such was the case when Overfield broke up a year and a half ago. I’d played a handful of gigs with the band, watched them grow as musicians, and really felt that they had a promising future together. As I covered in a previous review, that wasn’t the case.
Jam Traffic’s self titled EP has caused me to reconsider my negative position on bands breaking up. The recent release by Jam Traffic shows that something great can come out of a band’s demise. Tony Nicosia, Tristan Jones, and Alphonse Campanese were all in Overfield, but Jam Traffic is by no means a retread of that band’s indie/alternative sound. Jam Traffic successfully establishes a new persona that is more polished and groove oriented than their previous endeavors; almost like the offspring of Phish, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Bravery.
On September 9th, The Jumping Juvies released their new EP, “Laddy-O”. The Juvies’ sophomore album balances the energy of their punk mentality with fantastic production value courtesy of Drexel Studios. Simply put, “Laddy-O” is 20 minutes of garage rock greatness.