Half Shark Half Jesus hails from Eugene, Oregon. They are Jennifer Oberst on vocals/guitars, Chris Lupton on guitars, Cory Davis Vance on bass guitar, and Joe Ricken on drums. After talking about forming a band for over a year together, Chris and Jennifer finally went into the garage and started jamming. It was immediately evident that the pair had an interesting musical chemistry, combining Chris\' post-punk guitar bent with Jennifer\'s eclectic taste due to years of overexposure to all genres of music. The songs at first bordered on irreverent and almost distasteful, modeled after the band name of course, but in time the themes turned serious. There is still a large degree of whimsy and meloncholy to every song. Their debut EP, Pink Pillows, released in September 2008, consists of a collection of the earlier, less serious pieces. When Joe Ricken and Cory Davis Vance joined for the rhythm section, the songs came to life and were ready for public view. Half Shark Half Jesus plays mostly in the Eugene area but also ventures north to Portland occasionally. They can be found on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/hshj Gigs and additional blog information and pictures are located at their myspace site.
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