Jimkata’s innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital turned heads of critics, musicians and fans when it dropped late in the Fall of 2012, solidifying the band’s reputation as a forward-thinking artist to pay attention to. Having been a mainstay of the Northeast “jam circuit” for years, Jimkata’s refined “electro rock” sound – one of a band that has found it’s voice after years of experimentation – is in many ways more “indie rock” than jam, more 90′s dance than EDM, more lyrical than instrumental, yet the band manages to keep the jam, EDM and technically advanced instrumental elements intact as it carves out a new path for themselves and many of their peers who were inspired by Die Digital. Jimkata’s relevant, quotable lyrics create moods not just for the fleeting moments, but for the lifestyle of an entire generation, and the sum of the music and songwriting appeals to fans of artists like MGMT, LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads and the best of the ’90′s pop-rock world. A staple of the festival circuit from the Rockies to the Atlantic, Jimkata’s 2013 festival schedule included heavy hitters like Summer Camp (Chillicothe, IL), Gathering of The Vibes (Bridgeport, CT), Catskill Chill (Hancock, NY), Rootwire (Logan, OH) among many others.
“Jimkata proves that rock-based music still has a place in the world of four-on-the-floor beats.”
“The band’s powerful drumming and guitar work ride the same wave, catching synthetic high fives and whispering rock n’ roll lyricism out over the constant current of their sonic ocean.”
“What this generation needs more of, a band with a fresh sound that’s influenced by great music, with an honest and positive perspective about our place in society.”