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The Jonbenet SPIN‘s artist of the day

October 1st, 2006 · No Comments

Local hardcore band The Jonbenet were SPIN magazine’s “Artist Of The Day” on September 22, 2006.

Here’s some of what the magazine had to say:

Ugly/Heartless is both the name of the album and a fair introduction to the disc’s contents: Murland screeches and wails through a thrashing set of tunes that will get you banging your head, spitting beer, and putting the pedal to the floor — even if you’re usually the headphones-and-a-mug-of-tea type. Under the ugliness/heartlessness, however, is a level of musicianship (mostly on the part of guitarist Miller) that pushes Ugly/Heartless closer to beauty, whether the Jonbenet would be willing to admit it or not. Tracks like epic two-parter “Eating Lightning I” and “Eating Lightning II” showcase the band’s appreciation of tuneful rock as much as their roots in hardcore punk, and reveal a musical depth that goes beyond mere wailing and thrashing. Maybe the Jonbenet aren’t ugly, or heartless, after all.

Read more on the SPIN website

You can find out moe about The Jonbenet and their new CD, Ugly/Heartless, at their website or their MySpace page.

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