Formed in 2014 in Toms River, NJ, Harborland has molded their sound from the groundwork of bands they grew up on from the Long-Island emo scene of the early 2000s. Blending that sound with the more inward-looking “emo revival” and plenty of indie and classic rock, Harborland fashions a fresh, yet familiar, sound for punk, emo, and alternative fans alike.
Hailing from the Jersey Shore, the band can be found headlining popular Jersey venues like The Saint and Asbury Park Brewery. “I’ve always wanted to play music like the bands I grew up on and now, I am excited by the opportunity to add something new to the conversation.” said the band’s frontman, Jimmy Mura. After three records and heavy experimenting, the group excels via their emotional lyrics, melancholy guitar, and memorable, anthemic hooks.
Harborland can be seen throughout the Tristate area supporting their record, “A Father’s Joy.” “‘A Father’s Joy’ is great. The album is loud and passionate within the vein of several beloved pop punk and emo acts of the past 20 years. Mura sings with heart-on-sleeve confidence throughout,” says Alex Valdes of The Montclarion. Featuring the songs “Gave It Away,” “The Manhattan Project,” and “Cabin Song.” A Father’s Joy” is available now on iTunes and Spotify.
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