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Juffage is Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Chicago. He is often seen in bars, art galleries, or basements with a band's worth of instruments.
A recording enthusiast at heart, he has spent time in some of Chicago's finest studios including Engine (Brian Deck) and Electrical Audio (Steve Albini). Live shows see him coming up with inventive new ways of bringing his multi-layered recordings to the stage. Through the use of cassettes, drums, guitars, and assorted other loop-pedals and gadgets, Juffage creates complex, yet surprising catchy pop songs.
Juffage performances have been compared to a synthesis of Lightning Bolt's rhythmic ferocity, Radiohead's lush pop sensibility, King Tubby's manipulative production, and Andrew Bird's ability to make a good loop. The result is loud, frantic, and often beautiful.
In 2008, Juffage somehow fit all his music gear into a station wagon and played over 100 shows across the US, before setting off for the UK and Europe. In late July 2009 yet another self-booked U.S. tour of the east-coast and midwest. In September 2009, he moved to Leeds, England..