“This album covers a lot of emotionally heavy stuff like mental health, addiction, existence, and relationships”
Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Nov. 21
Sound description: Grunge for grandkids.
RIYL: Silversun Pickups, STP, Radiohead, the Black Keys, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Nirvana, Transfer
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Audioslave, STP, Pearl Jam, the Melvins, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Green River, My Bloody Valentine, the Shins
Before 2007, Eclipse79 bandmates Jeremy Stein (drums) and Michael Fortuna (vocals, guitar) fronted Gish, a Smashing Pumpkins tribute band. With singer-bassist Carl Mulheim, they became Eclipse79 and - in 2008 - they recorded an original 3-song demo at Exum studio in Escondido.
Their debut album Pompeii was released in January, 2010.