Posted by: will | February 27, 2007

Jena Berlin News…

Straight from Beartrap PR:

Philly’s Jena Berlin Signs With Hometown Label Jump Start Records!

Jena Berlin has found a happy home for their sophomore full-length Quo Vadimus, signing to Philadelphia-based Jump Start Records . Recorded by Steve Poponi (from the band Up Up Down Down), Quo Vadimus is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Passion Waits As The Program Keeps Going and will be released later this year.

“Jump Start Records has always been incredibly supportive of Jena Berlin and have really stood up for us when we needed it,” stated drummer Jeff Meyers.

The past year has found this staunchly DIY-minded band relentlessly touring across the country with the likes of None More Black, Latterman and The Blackout Pact, making appearances at Macrock as well as The Fest in Gainesville. Jena Berlin has appeared on Deep Elm’s compilation series This Is Indie Rock and was recently named one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2007.”

Jump Start Records was born in 1996 and has nearly 50 releases in their catalog, including albums from A Wilhelm Scream and Belvedere. Says label owner Jeremy Myers of Jena Berlin “I’ve been a huge fan of the band for a long time and I’m stoked to be able to work with such hardworking and down-to-earth guys. Rarely do you get the chance to work with people you look up to and call friends as well.”

A release date for Quo Vadimus has not been determined yet. In the meantime, Jena Berlin is currently booking a May tour with Nakatomi Plaza. More news to come…

Discordant rhythms and strange time signature jumps remind this listener of Dischord days of yore. –
Complex, beautiful melodies to raging aggression…Jena Berlin is unpredictable and imaginative. – Big Cheese
The brazenly DIY act shows no sign of relenting… get ready to be blown away. – The Riverfront Times
Intricate, energetic, unrelenting…it’s what your love for music is all about. – Independents Only
The quality, sincerity and conviction make for a listen not to be forgotten. – Mammoth Press


– Check out my review of Jena Berlin’s Passion Waits As The Program Keeps Going here.


  1. first!

    haha. i always wanted to do that after seeing it on perezhilton. being first is such an honor!

    so, i have to give will credit… he really goes in depth on his coverage. i just shit out a few sentences and consider myself a pro. kudos!

  2. Brian, it doesn’t take much to be the first comment on any of my posts…but congrats.

    Thanks for the kudos.

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