After forming Zevious in 2006 as a straight ahead jazz trio, guitarist Mike Eber, drummer Jeff Eber, and bassist John DeBlase immediately broke free of the bonds of tradition. Zevious began combining progressive rock grooves, tech metal, free improv, and complex song forms to create a unique compositional style. Equally influenced by vintage progressive acts such as Magma and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, polymetric metal like Meshuggah, and the improvisational approach of Vijay Iyer and Ben Monder, Zevious is a distinctive fusion band in the burgeoning punk-jazz movement.
As an old tzaddik, a wise and holy man said, “Ain’t nothing but a party!” So does Electric Simcha bring the party with its brand of “Old-school Hasidic Punk Rock,” mixing old world hasidic melodies with the best of West Philadelphia’s burgeoning underground rock scene to create a new, raucous, Eastern European tinged, violent party sound. Singing these wordless melodies, called nigunim, over and over is considered to be able to stoke the holy spark of spiritual enlightenment within. Electric Simcha cranks it up for the times, igniting that spark and making it explode with spiritual ecstasy.
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