Jazz June: Underrated Kinetic Emo Jams

The Jazz June formed at Kutztown University in the mid-90s and surfed the undercurrent of the emo boom, never quite breaking big despite a loyal following and kinetic songs with complicated structures. In addition to a solid punk-rock upbringing the band consciously tried to expand their horizons by listening to free-form jazz greats like John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck. They tried to bring that structural complexity to a punk-rock/emo aesthetic and the result was songs with alot more going on than their contemporaries. Noisey catches up with the boys for retrospective.

The Possibilities Are Endless: An Oral History of the Jazz June

Noisey.Vice.com, 5.14.14