At times Jim from the Moon plays acoustic tunes about girls, the devil, and similar distractions. They flow in the vein of Loudon Wainwright III and Neil Young, sung with a voice soaked in years of Irish storytelling. Other times he expels far-out electric rock that is primal and space-ward, with heavy, psychedelic sounds. Both sides are focused, catchy, and ready to be eaten by your ears.
Jim From The Moon picked up his guitar and moved out West to the cool breeze and palm trees of Hollywood, California. Over the past year he has put together a powerhouse band of rock and roll destineers chomping at the bit to be seen, heard, and devoured. Their first release is the explosive "Beauty Queens in Skinny Jeans" which sees Jim and company tearing through time with astral guitars and drums like machine guns.
Jim From The Moon has spent this past winter (though you can hardly call it winter with all this sun) recording the follow-up to 2012's psychelectric "Space, Flesh & Woe", which prompted such claims as "you can't get much more original than Jim From The Moon" and "(Space, Flesh & Woe) stretches the boundaries of psychedelic rock." His new EP "Pretty Dope" boasts the same desire to distort and mold the spectrum of rock and roll as he sees fit. This time around, Jim is flanked by the soon-to-be world famous Pat Moley on guitar, who grooves through every tune with focused abandon, and Geoff Haba who puts the world in check with peerless drumming, which births this truth…there's a new band in town, ya heard? and you better shape up…it's Jim From The Moon.
"You can’t get much more original than Jim from the Moon...unorthodox...unconventional
...no cheesy melodies or predictable phrasing...honesty...groovy...listeners will be impressed with the dark, distorted guitars...boasts that same rawness as Jim’s previous EP... an eccentric voice that ties in well with the album’s unusual-sounding instrumentals" "cool new tunes...unique with no real pattern, but a true direction...versatile pieces...refreshing"
- Guitar Trump
"With his distinct vocals and willingness to explore and push conventional genres with his own unique take, this album (Space, Flesh & Woe) stretches the boundaries of psych/rock...A young man with an old soul and tales to tell"
- Popa's Tunes
"...strange but genuinely talented…a fire raging within, finding release in psychedelia…sometimes torn to shreds
…bringing out dimensions quite different from what's glommed in the mainstream…pretty damned individualistic…bold experiments…what really nailed me was "Sometimes", a haunting track with brief simple lyrics that can't help but bore through your skull, set up residence in the limbic system, and refuse to vacate. Scary sometimes…"
- Mark Tucker, FAME
"No B.S lyrical style... not one ounce of wanker about him... extremely genuine... disarmingly simple stories with no corny catch lines or predictable riffage"
- Sally Bailey, Undercover.fm
"An aggressive, heartsick busker, possibly with punk rock roots…subtle effects…build to a wild squall of a climax…"
- Music Connection Magazine, November 2012
- Pat Krane, The Independent Music Podcast
Jim is constantly writing and sharpening his craft with ventures into many different sounds and influences, on a life-long quest to fill a void he sees in modern music.
Algal Bloom EP - 2003
Death to Emo EP - 2004
Sounds From the End of the World EP - 2007
Jim From The Moon:
Spacemen EP - 2005
Some Sound I Found LP - 2007
Raining on the Feathers of a Dead Bird LP - 2008
The Year I Grew My Hair Real Long LP - 2009
I Am Going To Steal You EP - 2011
Space, Flesh & Woe LP - 2012
Pretty Dope EP - 2015