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Jilt vs.Jonah / Bio

Starting in early 2005 with some demos Matt and Miles argued over a band name, Miles wanting something along the lines of "Jonah our hero" and Matt wanting something along "Jilt." Thus Jilt vs Jonah was created after hours of arguing over band names. Once there was a name it took a few years to actually sit down and write the songs we would play at our first few shows, which were primarily acoustic. After successfully writing about 3 songs they recruited long-time friend and Matt's uncle Hal to sit in on the drums. After a few practices the song library got very big, very quick. But after a 5 song ep and a few shows the feeling that the songs were too basic, too simple-minded made Matt and Miles agree it was time to go electric, a decision they would not regret. Quickly they felt a resurgence and found that sound they had wanted. A powerful post-punk, indie-rock, and simply untouched genre is what they tapped into. With all their influences combined they are what you hear today, a 3-piece "indie rock" band that plays what they feel and express through life experience lyrics, whether they were good or bad experiences. With this sound, they had the opportunity to play with one of their influences, The Ataris, in the summer of 2010, as well as play essentially every venue in Sacramento, they have played a festival in Tahoe with some awesome bands. The bands they have played with are: The Ataris, Dead Panic, Pets, The Kelps, Autumn Sky, Isaac Bear, Secure Sounds, Bonesaw Lullaby, Hey Zeus, Gundown, Tater Famine, Those That Kill, Dead Waitress, Little Black Bats, Instagon, Cowboys and Indians, Pretty Agony, Tan Sister Radio, Bound, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Mr Rogers Band, Five Hundred Reeds, Stevie Scott, Victoria Clemmons, The Alcohol Plague, Odd Owl, Tyler Ragle, Erik Speer, South City Lights, chikading!, We recommend all the above bands in one way or another. Please pick up our current 8 song ep "Stop Pretending" either from us at a show, at any Dimple Records location, or download it for free at our bandcamp page. We are currently prepping our next set of recordings so all money will be going to that process. Please give us any feedback you have as we love hearing from you! Thanks for reading, hope to see you soon, and enjoy the tunes.

General Info

Band Members
Matt - Electric/Vocals; Miles- Bass/Vocals; Hal - Drums
Artist Name
Jilt vs.Jonah
Home Page
Active Since
Indie / Indie / rock

Contact Info

Citrus Heights, CA