Jibe, the Dallas TX alt-rock juggernaut is back with Epic Tales of Human Nature. The long-awaited full-length concept album was recorded at Orb Recording studios in Austin, TX, produced by JIBE and Matt Noveskey (Blue October), and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer, Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn). Epic Tales of Human Nature reﬂects a ﬁre and intensity lacking in today’s world. From beginning to the very end, this 13 song masterpiece takes the listener on a journey of uncontainable highs and devastatingly toxic lows, a story all too familiar with the boys in JIBE. With lead singles The Human Condition & We’ve Only Just Begun already unwrapped, the album bleeds endless jewels just waiting to be discovered.
Arriving from Dallas with a resident quartet composed of vocalist Joe Grah, Toby Bittenbender (guitar), Corey Tatro (bass), and Todd Harwell (drums), JIBE consistently built a solid touring career since they assembled in 1994. Disposing stalwart tunes of alternative rock magniﬁed by Grah’s vigorously melodic vocals, JIBE displays their better commands on extreme and alternate effect settings. Only one year after forming, the Texan crew released their ﬁrst record, Live at Trees.
The album marked their impressive ability and offered them a growing popularity at the local music scene, solidiﬁed by 1996’s JIBE, their self- titled the second album. The band’s considerable following was then consolidated by their consecutive performances as the opening band for groups such as Toadies, Fastball, & Creed. In 2000, and after yet another intense touring season, the Dallas team released their third record, In My Head, achieving regular airplay at various alternative & college radio stations. Underlining their increasing prevalence, the song “I’ll Meet You Half Way” landed at the No.1 position on KXUL in Monroe, LA, where it would stay for several weeks.
In 2002, the band entered Reeltime Studios in Denton, TX with producer Eric Delegard to record their eponymous fourth release, Uprising. Uprising captures twelve dynamic rock tracks exploring JIBE’s reckless, melodic artistry.
After 11 years apart, The band is back stronger than ever and ready to engage as the boys ﬁnd their center in an uncertain universe.
Joe Grah – vocals
Toby Bittenbender – guitars
Corey Tatro – bass
Todd Harwell – drums
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