Chlorophyll - Hackensack, NJ

Chlorophyll - Hackensack, NJChlorophyll - Hackensack, NJ
By Pat Ferris


With a growing resume of press reviews from Billboard Magazine to the New York Times, this Hackensack New Jersey power-pop trio's recently released CD landed an opening slot on select dates of the Tori Amos / Alanis Morissette "5 1/2 weeks" tour and gained them major airplay on East Coast modern rock radio stations.

Bassist and frontman Pat Jamieson's vocals and songwriting are excellent. The arrangements reminded me of vintage Beatles. The group was also recently named best unsigned band by WJSE-FM out of Atlantic City, NJ as well as winning the "Local Licks" web vote on WHTG-FM out of Monmouth NJ.

I stopped by their site to hear some of the samples from their CD.
Their music was definitely poppy with great hooks and lyrics. It seemed that each of the songs I listened to were tinny sounding, so I'm not sure if that was a reflection of the production of the recording or how it was encoded from CD to MP3. Their self-released CD "Chlorophyll" can be found at Tower Records as well as   or at in DAM format.

This is another band that is one to watch. Chlorophyll looks as though they will be predictably popular, so I'm looking forward to hearing future CD's and seeing them on tour.

Their website is professionally created and looks fantastic (although I think a 100% Flash site isn't totally user friendly).

More information can be found by visiting their site at