Jellyfish Brigade is a collaboration that started in the fall of 2009, unknown to ½ of the duo. As a recent transplant to Portland, OR, Jeffrey Acciaioli (aka The Great Mundane) found a place to lay his head in the home of a talented emcee, Lucas Dix (Hives Inquiry Squad). While Jeffrey spent his days at work, Lucas ‘stole’ unfinished instrumental compositions from Jeffrey’s computer and began to slowly create to them. The emotive yet banging music inspired Lucas to stray from preconceived styles of hip-hop and instead focus on expanding his vocal capabilities and songwriting styles. After being surprised with a performance of the songs, Jeffrey realized that the emcee was breathing new life into compositions that had long been ignored, and thus, Jellyfish Brigade was born.
Jellyfish Brigade expose a mythology of love, adventure, creation, sorrow and triumph. They reveal an honest reflection of the perfections and struggles encountered daily. Jeffrey Acciaioli’s emotive instrumentals swirl around Lucas Dix’s delivery, weaving their narratives into a soundtrack for self-discovery and preserving the time-honored art of storytelling.
This is a tale of lost and found and lost and so on. This is a legend about creation, friendships and letting go, discovering the delicate beauty in everyday mistakes, escaping the drive of guilt, and rattling your weaknesses by fulfilling your passions. Their music touches the souls of the baton twirlers, the adventurers, the teachers, the students, the conjurers of brilliance, the blissfully clueless, the romantics, the silent listeners, the revolutionaries, and the shine chasers.