photo by Chandler Mays
Jungol is the musical vehicle of brothers Josh and Graham Yoder, child hood friend Andres Miller and newest member Mark Garretson. The music they create hangs in the territory of electronic experimental rock, being sometimes moody and ethereal and sometimes loud and complex.
“Much of the respect for Jungol by the Atlanta music community comes from the sheer originality of their songwriting, as well as their impressive technically skilled experimental style.” Performer Magazine
Twin brothers, and founding members Josh and Graham have inhabited Atlanta’s music scene with various ensembles since 2000, independently releasing 2 full-length albums and 2 EP’s. These releases along with their live show have gained the group positive critical attention as well as a loyal fanbase which has led to consistently sold-out concerts in their hometown of Atlanta. The live show is energetic and danceable, full of synths, live looping, and powerful vocal melodies, all on a path of restless rhythmical changes. Jungol has opened for some acclaimed acts such as Echo and the Bunnymen, Killer Mike, Gogol Bordello and Free Moral Agents. They have also opened for Polica, Baths, The Deer Tracks, Hundred Waters, Braids, Astronautalis and Shlomo under Graham’s solo moniker Dark Room.
After touring relentlessly for years Jungol took a break to focus their efforts on a film project called GO SOFTLY and a brand new repertoire of material. The film was casually released as many vignettes throughout most of 2013. The full 30 minute film is now available to view in it’s entirety on jungol.net and has won the guys Best Experimental Band of 2013 for Creative Loafing’s Best of Awards.
On June 21st 2014 Jungol released Ghost Knocks, their first full-length album in 4 years. Ghost Knocks was written and recorded during the making of their film Go Softly. The album was also chosen as one of the best and most anticipated albums of 2014 in Creative Loafing.
SOME THINGS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SAID
” There are bands that find their niche in the local music scene, and then there are bands that create one of their own. Jungol is an example of the latter, having forged their own path in Atlanta and beyond.”
-Performer Magazine 2010 (Featured Band June 2010)
“The album stays true to Jungol’s indefinable experimental path…thriving tribal beats, soaring guitar riffs, electro pop power and skyrocketing and passionate vocals that will no doubt carry Jungol and Over the Sun and Under the Radar to the glory that they both undoubtedly deserve. ”
-Beatlanta (on OTSAUTR)
“This is pop, catchy and hook-heavy, masquerading as artful, angular prog, and it’s simply brilliant. Few Atlanta records this year sounded this polished… or thrilling.”
-Latest Disgrace 2011 (Top 10 Best Atlanta Albums of 2010)
“Jungol/ Best Local Experimental Music Act/Runner Up/Reader’s Pick”
-Creative Loafing best of 2010
“They have found a way to distill all of their knowledge, built upon years and years of sonic experimentation, into sharply focused pop with an uncompromising quantity of artistic depth.”
-Ohmpark 2010 (On OTSAUTR)
“Over the Sun and Under the Radar”
-Ohmpark – Best 50 ATL albums of 2010