Home grown in San Diego, Imagery Machine is no stranger to the city’s eclectic music scene. Its members include five of the city’s most talented young veterans, who only recently came together to create an ethereal, yet driven style of music.
While the group would describe themselves as female-fronted San Diego rock, Imagery Machine also embodies the spiritual reincarnation of classic jam bands from yesteryear, adding to it their unique, modern perspective. Comprised of lead guitarist James Howard, drummer Tyler Shimkus, and vocalist/keys player Daechelle Hernandez, the accomplished quintet is heralded by the haunting, soulful lead vocals of Jennie Lynn Grunstad. The color of their energy reflects in their performances, and the group commands a stirring stage presence that has already packed some of San Diego’s most popular indie venues. Just like their live shows, Imagery Machine’s recently released, self-titled EP evokes powerful, touching emotionalism paired with intimate lyrics and a galvanic beat that is all too rare in the modern age.