From: CA, United States
Genre: Dance/Electronica, Dance Rock, Indie Pop
Avant-garde dance rock / indie disco group Fans of Jimmy Century got off to a fast start when their 2008-2009 single, “Hot Sahara,” climbed the Billboard Dance charts, reaching #23. Both “Hot Sahara” and its accompanying album, Twist of the Banshees, were on the pre-ballot in the Electronic Dance category for the Grammy Awards in 2008.
“Hot Sahara,” & additional FOJC tracks have been selected for key placements in several popular television shows such as The L Word (in a scene so steamy, it’s now referred to by L Word fanatics as “The Hot Sahara Scene”), Gossip Girl, Melrose Place, Community, Ugly Betty, The Hills, The Listener, and Samantha Who?
Popular 2011 film releases including Columbia Pictures’ “Bad Teacher” starring Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake, and Warner Bros.’ “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson will feature “Hot Sahara, “ “Lola Like This,” and “Your Crying Game” in the DVD bonus features of those films this summer.
Popular Brands / Advertisers Forever 21, Roxy Europe, and Zippo Lighters are also using FOJC songs in their 2011 online commercials/ads.
Their unique dance sound garnered them an invitation to speak on the Clubland Hitmakers panel at the DJ Times-sponsored DJ Expo 2008 in Atlantic City, along with then-emerging dance acts Lady Gaga & Jes.
Look for the brand new full length CD from Fans of Jimmy Century featuring “Go Sugar” and “Hollywood Ending” in early June/July 2011, along with their newest video release for Hollywood Ending directed by Billy Clift.