So it has been quite a while, hope all is well. We are dusting off the site and the Younglungs office to finally release the Jumpercable Ep II and Ep III.
We returned to Clay Creek Studios ( Boy Sets Fire, None More Black, Knives Out) to record a follow up Ep to our demo in the fall of 2008. We worked with Nick Rotunda, to get a closer take of what the band sounded like at practice. With very little production, and minimal takes we left with an Ep that was more true to their sound then our first demo.
This recording was intended to be released on a split with our friends Hoodratz. Our label at the time would then struggle through financial issues, and both bands recordings sat on the shelves for months, turned to years.
Hoodratz would continue to play more, tour, and really gain momentum. Jumpercable continued to focus on writing and practicing. By the time that it finally became evident that the label could not release the split, we had realized we were looking forward to an indefinate hiatius. Hoodratz were still touring, and continued on working hard, and playing often.
Our bands follow up material for the split stayed on the shelves, two songs would be released on our myspace “Is Up All Night” and “Are Down in Flames.” Our second EP remained unlreased, with the exception of a limited run of 25 CD’s for our show with Lewd Acts in Philly in 2009.
Only a few months later, Jumpercable returned to our rehersal space in Absecon New Jersey. The later material we were working on after our unreleased split with Hoodratz was never recorded. We focused on returning to our practice space for two reasons. To document the songs that were never recorded, and to truly capture the real sound of Jumpercable live.
The band recorded a follow up to our unreleased split in December 2008 / Juanuary 2009 at our practice space. Art Howard our drummer, took the controls of a digital 16 track and we recorded another set of new songs. We recorded a set of 5 new songs and a cover of “You Made Me Realize” by My Bloody Valentine. We were happiest with this set of recordings, and all were agreement that this was our best material. We finally found that minimalist, driving raw recording that was truly the base of the bands sound. These recordings would remain buried on the hard drive of the 16 track, also never released.
At this time, the band has 2 releases that are both unreleased. Jumpercable’s rushed EP 1 demo (on Monkey Wrench Records ) is neaby extinction and nearly out of print. Jumpercable has truly faded away into the memories of the few friends and family members that got the chance to know the band.
Until now. Younglungs Ltd and 90’s Kids are happy to announce the release of both recordings. There will be an extremely limited run on unique formats up for pre-order December 2011. A digital download copy will be included in the release and also via this website.