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A lot can happen in five years. It’s half a decade, five hockey seasons. And for a young indie rock band, it can be an absolute eternity. Jet Black Sunrise’s five-year tenure not only stands as a testament to the band’s love for the music they make, but also to their bond as irreplaceable friends.
Beginning in 2009 in a humid apartment in Boston’s Fenway Area, JBS traces its origin from a mutual love of nuts-and-bolts songwriting and an equally strong affinity toward bourbon-soaked evenings around an acoustic guitar. After Nick Fede and Jay Schneider kicked things off that first summer, they crossed paths with a Berklee musician met through classified ads who also happened to be the best drummer they’d ever heard (JC Zwisler), a fellow keyboardist-composer who also happened to be a roommate perfect for 4AM songwriting collabs (Matt Cronin) and a long-time childhood friend who also happened to be a killer guitar player (Matt Smith). After an elevator mishap, a few dingy warehouse rehearsals, and more than a few Mission Hill parties, the band was officially born.
From there JBS spent the ensuing 4 years graduating from humble Boston night clubs to full-blown, historic rock fixtures throughout the Northeast, including the Middle East Downstairs and the Studio at Webster Hall. From there they secured festival support slots alongside Dr. Dog, St. Lucia, Bad Rabbits, Lucius and way more, establishing themselves as a real, honest-to-God rock band—a realization that these goofy New Englanders don't take lightly.
To close out the summer of 2014, Jet Black Sunrise is proud to release the Departures EP, their third recorded effort. It’s the perfect combination of the band’s background in barebones songwriting, their classical training in composition, and their tendency toward evenings filled with Rolling Rock in tiny New England apartments. Download Departures at jetblacksunrise.com and all major digital distributors.