In this EDM-soaked world, mostly filled with producers or bands that keep things heavily produced with usually slim to no vocals (unless sampled), it's very rare to find a group making electronic music that takes time to really craft their songs and lyrics. Jimkata are able to keep the room dancing with extended jams while maintaining an indie feel.
Hailing from Ithaca, New York, Jimkata is Evan Friedell (vocals/guitar), Aaron Gorsch (guitar/keys), Dave Rossi (bass), and Packy Lunn (drums). Three out of the four grew up and jammed together for a huge chunk of their lives, which makes for a vibe that's cohesive and organic.
Fresh on the heels of a new EP Feel In Light, released in March, they've been touring extensively, both on the club and festival circuit, spreading their infectious Talking Heads-meets-the Disco Biscuits kind of sound across the country. Right now, they're in Florida in the middle of a 5-day run with Stokeswood that ends at Culture Room on April 26. We spoke with Friedell on the legends of Jimkata.