From the stacks of basement record collections and the soundtracks of 70’s and 80’s era cult films comes Messy Jiverson, a blast from the past that’s timelessly vintage, yet modernly applicable all in the same. Inspired by the sounds of dusty vinyl, dirty guitars, dangerous drum breaks and dynamic synthesizers, the band explores elements of funk, hip-hop, rock and soul in their completely original style. Heavily influenced by the loop digga movement and decades of musical history, Messy Jiverson is psychedelic rock with a hip-hop flair and hard dance beats.
Hailing from the Midwest, the band quickly formed after a group collaboration of several accomplished musicians came together in the summer of 2007. With the desire to make a serious musical statement, Messy Jiverson’s conceptual sounds feverishly attracted a young, hip, St. Louis crowd, mesmerized by body moving beats amid mind bending instrumental compositions. On the strength of their debut album, Dusted and Busted, Messy Jiverson continuously plays to a loyal following night in and night out.
Priding themselves on their musicianship, the Messy Jiverson sound is the painstaking combination of vintage keyboards, drums, tube amplifiers and tape delays. Their love of their instruments, remarkable attention to tone, and practice of recording live to a two-track cassette tape adds to the group’s signature style. Self proclaimed recording junkies; the band is releasing their second record May 15th, and the third is already in the works for even more purely innovative Messy Jiverson psychedelia.
Proving to be a band on the rise, Messy Jiverson made their festival debut at Camp Zoe in Salem, in May of 2008. Several members performed as part of the Saturday night SuperJam with members of EOTO and String Cheese Incident, keeping the crowd moving all night. Following the SuperJam with their very own full length set the subsequent day, Messy Jiverson cemented their place on the live music scene.