NEWS

The long-awaited, official release of The Lost Album is now out!
And so are Ad's solo albums, Pop Supraliminal and Beginners Only Songs.
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Jumprope is on iTunes and all the other major MP3 download sites.

NEW Jumprope VIDEO.

  • 03/24/2012 - Lost Jumprope video footage unearthed! See performance video of Cindy's song, Disappear shot on July 28, 2000.
  • 12/18/2011 - Ad and Rob, formerly The Fond Farewells, now The Odd Men Out, but soon to be renamed yet again, are mostly done with their album, hoping for a 2012 release.
  • 09/19/2011 - Ad's second solo album is released today. Beginners Only Songs is a collection of his earliest tunes from a band long ago, and features the bassist from that group on bass and backing vocals -- that's Paul Cerqua. Available in the usual places.
  • 04/21/2011 - Finally, some Jumprope on YouTube. See the photo montage for Ad's song, Gingerbread.
  • 02/01/2011 - The long-awaited final Jumprope CD is out. The Lost Album is officially available for a really nice price at the usual places (click the link) including all your favorite download sites like iTunes, Napster, etc.
  • 10/25/2010 - Ad's debut solo album is out. Pop Supraliminal is available at CD Baby and from all your favorite download sites like iTunes, Napster, etc.
  • 09/27/2010 - Ad's new home page is up and running.
  • 07/04/2010 - Ad's solo album is coming. After several years of keenly studying objective reality, and playing around with recording techniques, Ad began recording tracks in 2009 for a solo album that's now nearly done. Tentatively titled Tyranny and Spirituality, it ought to become available this year.
  • 01/14/2004 - Homemade CD-Rs of The Lost Album and Beyond are available at Apple Crumble Record Shop in Shibuya, Tokyo and at TweeKitten.com. Hope to see a professionally made "official" release someday.
  • 09/05/2003 - Embassy Records is mulling over two Jumprope songs, Geometry and our cover of The Monkees' Forget That Girl for possible inclusion on their inaugural release, which will be a pop compilation CD.
  • 06/16/2002 - A new Jumprope track, a cover of The Snowbirds' Day After Day has been released on the compilation CD Working Titles on Factory Girl Records in The Philippines.
  • 10/15/2002 - Nothing much to report all year. Cindy has relocated to D.C. and Jumprope is on ice. Except, Ad has been compiling and mastering a new Jumprope CD, The Lost Album and Beyond, for a 2003 release. This disc will contain at least eighteen tracks including the early, vinyl-only EPs plus compilation tracks and some never-before-issued tracks!
  • 02/01/2002 - Check out a new interview that Tom and Ad did with PinoyCentral.com (Philippines), reproduced on the Planting Seeds Records site.
  • 12/21/2001 - Ad's off-and-on-but-never-getting-organized side project with Rob Galgano is moving again, this time with a little help from Tom, and a new name, The Fond Farewells.
  • 11/07/2001 - The second song to be completed in the Jumprope home studio is a jazzy rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, made for the Christmas Underground CD from Planting Seeds Records and bumbleBEAR Records, out next month.
  • 09/17/2001 - Elbert's California punk rock outfit now has a web page: The Clarendon Hills. There are pictures featuring a blue tambourine that bears a marked resemblance to one that Tom is missing.
  • 08/2/2001 - John, formerly of Popgun 7, has signed on to join Jumprope as second guitarist for fall tour dates. We found out later that he has played only trombone for the past ten years. :)
  • 06/21/2001 - The Jumprope collection CD, Holiday in Brazil from Mushroom Pillow Records has just been released in Spain. Now that it's out of jail, maybe it can now do good instead of evil.
  • 06/18/2001 - We've completed a new recording, the first in the home studio. It's a cover of Ennio Morricone's Se Telefonando and will appear on an upcoming compilation CD called Dreaming Up the Perfect Pop, from Planting Seeds Records. It's not so over-the-top as Mina's version, but that was planned.
  • 03/29/2001 - Holiday in Brazil will be the title of a Jumprope CD on Mushroom Pillow Records of Spain. It won't be new material, but a 40-minute collection of tracks representing each of our CDs and vinyl EPs. Coming just before summer this year, so you, the consumer, can stay cool.
  • 01/31/2001 - Suitcase and Umbrella is out! Buy it from the good folks at Planting Seeds Records so they can feed themselves.
  • 01/04/2001 - Jumprope now has a page on MP3.com. If you have a web browser, check it out: www.mp3.com/Jumprope.
  • 12/22/2000 - Our new album Suitcase and Umbrella is pressed and printed and will be delivered shortly. It should be available any time now, but knowing how the only certain things are death, taxes, and record-release delays, it may be out just before spring-time.
  • 12/08/2000 - A new location for Jumprope MP3s is here. There are alternate versions of Grandpa's Lament and Where To Go. These are different from the album versions.
  • 10/10/2000 - A Chinese (traditional characters) version of the Jumprope biography page is now available here.
  • 10/05/2000 - Planting Seeds Records will be releasing our second CD, Suitcase and Umbrella, hopefully, in early 2001. The very clever Chity Torres of Moving Pictures is doing the graphic artwork for it.
  • 09/21/2000 - Cindy moves to Washington DC, so the live gig schedule will be slow for a while.
  • 08/21/2000 - Elbert departs for Stanford University in sunny California and won't be able to perform with the group anymore. Fortunately, recordist/producer Ric Mosher says he'll "help out" with the local gigs. Can we get that in writing?
  • 07/19/2000 - The Just For A Day compilation CD, Just For A Day is out! CLICK HEREfor information.
  • 06/26/2000 - The Monkees tribute CD, Through The Looking Glass, will be released on 10/24/2000 (originally scheduled for 08/15/2000). Check out Planting Seeds Records for more information.
  • 06/25/2000 - The Just For A Day Records compilation CD, aptly titled Just For A Day, is finally at the pressing plant. Our song on it is Follow Me.
  • 06/07/2000 - The band is contributing to a new compilation CD in Japan on the revived Chocolat Art Returns label. Check out their web site and see a Jumprope page. The songs will be Grandpa's Lament and Where To Go.
  • 04/07/2000 - Check out an alternate Jumprope page with MP3 files now up at Vitaminic.com
  • 03/03/2000 - The band is busy recording album #2, but, on the side, is recording a track for an upcoming Monkees tribute album. Chosen, naturally, is the Monkees' only bossa nova, a Mike Nesmith-penned tune from 1967 called Don't Call On Me.
  • 02/01/2000 - Ad on GuitarGeek.com.
  • 11/08/1999 - Unfortunately,the compilation CD project announced on 05/12/99 has fallen by the wayside and won't be happening. These things are known to be highly susceptible to crib death.
  • 11/04/1999 - The Hannukah compilation CD is out. See the entry from 03/21/1999 below. Little Shirley Beans Records' Hannukah pop compilation I Made It Out Of Clay is now out, and as far as anyone can tell, it's the first of its kind.
  • 10/07/1999 - Elbert replaces Noelle on guitar!
  • 08/20/1999 - Download, rate and review our new MP3 songs, Man Seeking Woman, Grandpa's Lament, and Holiday in Brazil (added 01/05/01) online at Rolling Stone magazine's site. Be kind, say something nice and give it a high rating.
  • 07/26/1999 - Download a Jumprope MP3 file of a new song, Grandpa's Lament, from Boston.com.
  • 07/18/1999 - Recording sessions for album #2 have started and yielded a handful of tracks so far. We want to release a new album by 2001, so we'd better get in gear.
  • 06/10/1999 - Cindy made the paper in Singapore when her cartoonist cousin, Colin, composed a strip about seeing us play at CBGB in New York. See the strip here.
  • 05/12/1999 - Cindy's song, Grandpa's Lament, was supposed to appear on a forthcoming compilation CD from the brand new Past, Present, Future label in Philadelphia co-founded by Neal Ramirez, also known as SuperStereoKid. Neal, what happened to that comp?
  • 04/20/1999 - We recorded a song for a 1960s covers compilation cassette - to be released this year, we hope. More details later. We contributed our version of Forget That Girl from Monkees Headquarters album, 1967. That's the only LP that The Monkees' performed entirely themselves (plus producer Chip Douglas on bass).
  • 03/21/1999 - What does Jumprope have to do with Hannukah? Shirley Braha of Brooklyn NY is putting together a unique theme compilation CD for release later this year - Hannukah songs. Ad responded to the challenge by writing a bossa nova called Hannukah in Brazil that will appear. The song has since evolved into something called Holiday in Brazil that has found its way into our live set and basic tracks have already been done in the studio. Latest info is that the compilation is still on schedule for release this year.
  • 03/20/1999 - Jumprope on a trading card? The Boston area will see the arrival of rock & roll trading cards from Kaos Kards later this year. (UPDATE: They're out!) The cards will be sold in sets of 80 at record shops and such in the Boston area. Jumprope will be included in the set. The above photo by Kaos Kards honcho Dave Plaue was one that was taken during our glamorous photo shoot. Contact KaosKards@aol.com.
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