Justin Emerle

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Justin Emerle
Birth name Justin Paul Emerle
Born (1976-08-28) August 28, 1976 (age 40)
Westville, New Jersey
Genres Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Shoegaze
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1996–present
Labels Looking Glass Workshop
Associated acts Echo Orbiter, The Three 4 Tens
Website Myspace.com

Justin Emerle is the lead singer, guitarist and founding member of Echo Orbiter. Together with brother Colin Emerle, Justin found varied underground success in and around Philadelphia.[1]


Echo Orbiter formed in Philadelphia in 1996 when brothers Justin Emerle and Colin Emerle, described as being "Widely considered two of the most inventive songwriters on the [Philadelphia] scene," by Philadelphia Weekly,[2] recruited Jeremiah Steffen to flesh out some of their songs. The band proceeded to perform in the area while perfecting their sound. In 1999, Echo Orbiter released an album of their strongest demo songs, entitled A Moment in Life That's Right. 2000 saw the release of Laughing All the While on Looking Glass Workshop, which received favorable reviews, deemed "...a wonderous, melody-packed celebration of unfettered creativity."[3] The album was recorded by producer Brian McTear at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia. It was released by the Looking Glass Workshop, a small indie record label operated by Justin Emerle, as well as the name of a community of Philadelphia artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians. Their third release, Qu'est-ce Pour Nous, was released in early 2003. The band gained minor recognition with their appearances on various compilations on labels such as Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records,[1] [2] Planting Seeds Records,[3] [4] Bumblebear Records,[5] Tremolo Feedback Records, Perhaps Transparent Records,[6] ISpy Records, Claire Records,[7] Club AC30,[8] and Looking Glass Workshop, among others. The band continues to ceremoniously celebrate their enthusiasm for music and they remain active in the Philadelphia music community. Their upbeat style of modern playful and chaotic pop continues to turn heads.[4]


  1. ^ All Music
  2. ^ Philadelphia Weekly, June 23, 1999/Volume XXXVIII, No. 10 (Pg. 27)
  3. ^ Review by Dave Heaton - Erasing Clouds
  4. ^ All Music

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