Legends Magazine says about "In The Waves" - " : a tasty mix of fuzzy, funky, jammy and grungy guitars and Jill's pure angelic voice... nothing like the heavy metal, hard rock or abrasive punk I usually listen to, but thats why I like it: for me, Love Alien is something totally new. The music on the album is so good and Jill's voice is so pretty I had no choice but like it and listen again and again and again. If you need a positive and soulful change of pace, from your hard rock or hip-hop...give Love Alien a listen...mixes well with mellow grunge, Neil Young, Kate Bush, Phish and Tori Amos"
read full review at: http://www.legendsmagazine.net/146/loveal.htm
Jill (of NY) and Thomas (of Vienna, Austria) met on Avenue A in the East Village of NYC, and teamed up with awesome players from all over the planet. ( including Alan Gevaert, bassist from Belgium (Chris Whitley, Sarah McLachlan), Lior Shulman, drums & percussions from Israel, Brian Hardgroove, bass & drums from NY (Chuck D, Public Enemy), Susan Mitchell, violinist, NY, Satoru Ito, bassist from Japan (Ultra Bide)....... "LOVE ALIEN's performances are exhilirating... Jill is white light/white heat onstage" - Steve Weitzman, booker, NYC (and former writer at Rolling Stone ) - - They toured the US seven times (with additional shows in Canada in '98), & in Europe three times ( with an additional appearance in Tel Aviv,Israel, in '99) . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The new cd "In the Waves" is the fourth album released on their indie label Endorphin Records. "You" & " Fall in NYC" were pre-released to Austria's nat'l. alternative station FM4, & have been receiving airplay. "...Waves" has also been featured on, and is receiving airplay on Radio Positive, Progressive Soundscapes Radio, (see website for more radio stations ).
- Three songs off their '97 release "Lost Dark & Insane" are on the soundtrack of independent feature film "Copy Shop", a black comedy which stars Jill in the role of Rita - directed by five-time Emmy winner William Electric Black, " Copy Shop" is in post-production. (CMJ New Music Report said "JACKPOT...call it trip-grunge or maybe grunge -hop. Whatever the label, parts of "Lost Dark & Insane" hint at noises scary, ominous and way intense. If this wiry ensemble can capitalize on it's considerable strengths, they might just escape the gravitational pull of New York's dark underbelly and explode into the limelight" ) - - - - - - - - - -- - - - Their last release "Blue Planet preview" in '99, has received airplay on college and commercial radio stations worldwide ( and was in the top 40 on mp3.com's alternative genre. (- Jersey Beat said "Grunged up, highly ominous and uniquely psychedelized Gothic style sonic rumbling. Jill's haunting , purring moan and Thomas's husky growl trade off on vocals, complementing eachother beautifully. ") LOVE ALIEN has played many NYC venues including Webster Hall, on the bill with Spacehog, and Don Hill's with Hanzyl und Gretel and have also played on the West Capitol steps in Wash. D.C. at a rally against Bush (& for voters rights), a Benefit for the Independent Media Center-NY' with Ricanstruction, benefits for WTC victims & firefighters families, & in numerous Woodstock festivals, including Woodstock Delirium on Yasgurs Farm, a free (& peaceful! 25 000 people) three day music fest. - - - - - - - - - - - - In 2001 Thomas was musical composer, musical director and played live in the dark rock musical "The Damned" (Village Voice said "The Damned", a rock musical featuring Thomas Simon has made this town take notice. a hot ticket not to miss. )
2002 -2004 has found them busy with more theater as well as film and TV work - Jill on "As The World Turns", indie suspense film "Confess" (starring Melissa Leo), indie comedy "Pisser", NYC theater...(coming up, she'll play Marilyn Monroe in "Marilyn" by Chris Savery, as part of BritFest 2005, for tsunami relief, April 11, NYC) - Thomas composed music for indie film "Black Wine" and completed the first part of Thomas Simon "WalkAbout", a documentary-musical travelogue, filmed in Brasil, India, Nepal, NYC., ( official selection of Forest Grove International Film Festival and ) (check - www.cdbaby.com/ThomasSimon4 -for more info )
SEE WEBSITE for national and international press, music video directed by Stephen Barnwell (a Cyber Sapien Production), full bio, airplay listings, pix, etc.
- Check out Thomas' & Jill's new performance act:
'Thomas Simon - Musicien Sans Frontieres' - -
- See the new T.S. MSF music video "Highway" and hear songs at
- - LIVE DATES COMING UP!
- - check calendar at: http://www.endorphinrecords.com or