New York Synth-Rock band Jimkata was founded by three lifelong friends in 2005. The group made nationwide festival performances and released a series of studio albums before taking a hiatus in 2017. Four years later they reemerged with 2021 album, Bonfires. This was followed by a reunion tour.
Now, the band has unveiled Many Miles: A Short Jimkata Film, a mini-documentary that chronicles the entire Bonfires journey. What started as a travel-log of Jimkata’s 2022 West Coast tour turned into a broader story about their return from a four year hiatus and the making of Bonfires.
Filmmaker Dylan Avery traveled along with the band for their first time in California, capturing the ins and outs of touring in a world still climbing out of the pandemic.
Full of never-before-seen footage, interviews, and backstage antics, Many Miles is a short introspective about the band’s experiences during this time.
Following an in-person premiere in their home hometown of Ithaca last Saturday, the short film just released via YouTube.
Many Miles was releases ahead of a 10-stop Jimkata tour, which will see the group play in cities such as Denver, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, as well as at festivals like GrassRoot and Whirlybird.
Jimkata tour dates
4/27/23: Club Metronome – Burlington, VT
4/28/23: Putnam Place – Saratoga Springs, NY
4/29/23: The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
5/4/23: The Winchester – Cleveland, OH
5/5/23: Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
5/6/23: Thunderbird – Pittsburgh, PA
6/3/23: Ophelia’s – Denver, CO
7/20/23 – 7/23/23: GrassRoost Festival – Trumansburg, NY
7/22/23: Whirlybird Music Festival – Jamestown, NY
9/16/23: Foothills Performing Arts Center – Oneonta, NY