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The Daily Feature: Listen and Groove With Jimkata’s Latest Single

Today’s song is “Liar with the Lights On” by the American Indie Pop band Jimkata. Inspired by the music of The Police, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh, “Liar with the Lights On” is a bouncy indie-pop that is full of upbeat melodies, poppy beats, smooth vocals, and vibrant instrumentations. Supported by a groovy, upbeat tempo, the melodies captivate listeners with their upbeat vibe and catchy nature. The synthesizers play various colorful notes that paint a vibrate synth landscape. Of course, don’t miss that blazing guitar solo near the end as each chord oozes with so much vigor.

Make sure to also pay attention to the lyrics. The band said this about the song’s background: “Imagining a character who by day deals in lies but by night fears his reckoning.  Ultimately, it’s sort of a moral tale set to a shiny dance groove.”

“Liar with the Lights On” by Jimkata will have you get up and dance in no time with the poppy beats and the upbeat melodies. Don’t forget to pay attention to the delicious instrumentations with a colorful synthesizer and a slick guitar. Finally, listen for the lyrics as they have a dark tone set over this groovy beat that you shouldn’t miss out on. “Liar with the Lights On” is a well-crafted song that will have you listen over and over all day long!

Make sure to listen to “Liar with the Lights On” and let me know what you know in the comments!

About the Artist: Jimkata


Jimkata is a three-piece anthemic, synth-washed, electro-rock band based out of Ithaca and Los Angeles. With a triumph of swirling analog synths, infectious pop hooks, and candid lyrics, Jimkata has built a distinct sound that has been resonating with listeners across the country. 

Friends since middle school, Evan Friedell, Aaron Gorsch, and Packy Lunn infuse Jimkata, (named after the so-bad-it’s-good 1985 gym-fu caper Gymkata) with both an adventurous musical streak and relatable lyrical themes. Mixed in with the modern synth sensibilities and hard-driven indie rock is influences drawn from the likes of Motown, singer-songwriters like James Taylor, and even old country songs, where storytelling and a quick turn of phrase share priorities with melody and the beat. Jimkata have concocted an unusually rich and rewarding mix and one that’s evolved naturally. 

Make sure to check out Jimkata at the following sites:

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Heather

    I have never heard of Jimkata. I will definitely have to check it out.

  2. Rosey

    It has a nice beat for dancing. Reminds me of my era of music a bit.

  3. Jasmine Martin

    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this song before. I absolutely love it! I’m going to have to check out more of their music.

  4. Chiache

    I never heard this before. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Clarice

    I am not really familiar with this but yes, it’s a great song! Can’t wait to check more of their songs. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Aarika

    Indie pop is fun music. I’ve never heard of this band, but I enjoyed learning about them. Thanks!

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