The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra is a chamber ensemble like nothing you’ve ever seen.
The group, launched as a whimsical, meta-marketing vehicle for attracting compositional and arrangement client work, has garnered widespread acclaim since forming in the spring of 2011.
Acclaimed for their distinctive and thrilling takes on contemporary pop classics, all propelled by violins, cellos, and ukuleles, the Orchestra first made its name with covers of tracks by the likes of The Strokes, MGMT, and the Black Keys, which was released together on their debut album Hipster Dinner Party Vol. 1. The Orchestra caught the eye of Primary Wave, publishers of Nirvana, who commissioned the Orchestra to release an LP-length cover of Nevermind on the seminal album’s 20th anniversary.
Currently, the Orchestra are working on a project celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s In Utero, and have just wrapped up a remix slated for a 2013 Matt & Kim release. Further into the future, the Orchestra has Hip-hop in mind… Stay tuned.
The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra has been featured on Perez Hilton, Mashable, and Stereogum, has appeared on Last Call With Carson Daly, and periodically embark on unique tours of non-traditional venues. A recent tour took the Orchestra to the offices of the top ad agencies in the US and Canada, including Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide, Wieden and Kennedy, Leo Burnett, and Grip. The jaunt attracted widespread media attention, most notably from The New York Times, which observed that, ‘depending on the setting, even familiar music can surprise.’