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Long-haired, Loud and Young: Roxbury's 'Strange Eclipse' Rocks Like It's 1974

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Kieran Quinn, left, and Jeff Tallman of Strange Eclipse
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ROXBURY, NJ - Some might think the age of young rock stars has come and gone, but two 18-year-old Roxbury High School seniors are hoping to prove the notion wrong: Kieran Quinn and Jeff Tallman are gaining local fame with their band “Strange Eclipse.”

Playing tonight at The Stanhope House, the band - which also includes Nik Jacobson and Brandon Bolton - has performed at some other big venues such as  The Stone Pony, The Bowery Electric, The Yacht Club and The Brewery. It’s also played at many  school and town events including Roxbury High School’s Mini-THON and St. Therese Church’s yearly carnival.

Asbury Park’s Convention Hall will soon be added to this list when Strange Eclipse plays at Champagne Jam, a 10-band concert taking place Dec. 16. Strange Eclipse will perform alongside world-touring band The Front Bottoms in this 10,500-person venue next month.

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Tonight's appearance in Stanhope will be the group’s first headlining show . The performance will be recorded and will include a light show.

Strange Eclipse’s first EP, “Absence,” was released July 14 and is available on Spotify and iTunes. It includes four songs, which Tallman and Quinn describe as resembling “a mix of White Stripes and Led Zeppelin.”

The EP was recorded at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park and produced by Joe Parella, a member of the band Deal Casino which has worked closely with the Strange Eclipse musicians. They plan to record another EP in December, followed by a full-length album.

“The EP is a collection of where we were at the time,” Tallman said. “Our new songs are pretty different from the songs on the EP. Our sound now is darker and more alternative, kind of like early Radiohead.”

Strange Eclipse first formed in June 2016 because of Tallman and Quinn’s shared love of music. Growing up around music, both boys “found their passion,” according to Tallman.

“Music is our life,” said Quinn. “We just took something we were good at and worked to make it better. We couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities we’ve gotten. It’s what we love to do; we hope to keep playing for a long time.”

 

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