Based out of Santa Ana, California, Media Jeweler are an eccentric, largely instrumental indie rock quartet known for their angular and kinetic style as well as their use of unusual time signatures and song structures.
Their largely guitar-based sound is augmented by the use of trombone and occasional vocals. Media Jeweler's debut LP, $99 R/T Hawaii, was recorded in a three-day session at Rhode Island's Machines with Magnets studio by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Battles, Lightning Bolt) and, according to the band's press release, its mission statement was to "capture the relentless restlessness of being alive on this increasingly weird and overstimulating planet." The album was released in September 2015 by Fire Talk Records. Employing the same team and studio, Media Jeweler expanded on their signature sound with their 2018 follow-up, 1-800-SUCCEED. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi