POSTS BY JON

  • NEW MUSIC / LIVE PHOTOS FROM 1/24/14

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    Jon is currently in the studio recording his 2nd full-length solo album with longtime producer Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields). More details to follow as things develop, but expect new sounds before the end of 2014!

    Follow Jon on Instagram! www.instagram.com/thereisariver
    Follow Jon on Facebook! www.facebook.com/JonDeRosaSings

    Jon’s first full-length album A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes is still available on vinyl in limited quantities directly from Mother West and on CD through Rocket Girl and wherever CDs and digital downloads are sold.

    Below are a few photos from a recent performance at Sanctuary in Santa Monica, CA, where Jon was accompanied but the great Butch Norton on drums. Portrait by Julia Henry. Live shots by Jackie Jacqueline.

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  • INTERVIEW WITH SECRET DECODER MAGAZINE

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    In the midst of his recent European tour with Lydia Lunch, Jon sat down with Adam Pearson in Berlin to talk about everything from Aarktica to the recent solo album to what’s ahead in 2014…

    READ THE INTERVIEW HERE.

  • JON DEROSA PERFORMS AT RAY’S REVUE IN HAMBURG

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    Check out an excerpt HERE from his recent performance and interview in Hamburg at this years Reeperbahn Festival.

  • EXCLUSIVE: DEROSA’S NEW SINGLE “SIGNS OF LIFE” AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK ONLY VIA THE BELIEVER

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    Via The Believer:
    Though Signs of Life channels the yearning of Roy Orbison and moodiness of Scott Walker (also interviewed in this month’s Believer), hints of Danzig’s dark specter can also be heard in DeRosa’s somber baritone.

    Link to article and download here.

    Big Sexy Noise & Jon DeRosa European Tour Dates 2013

    September 18 NO-Oslo, Mir *JUST ADDED!*
    September 19 DK-Copenhagen, KB18
    September 20 DK-Aalborg, 1000 Fryd
    September 21 DK -Esbjerg, Konfus
    September 22 DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang
    September 23 DE-Köln, Sonic Ballroom
    September 24 DE-Duisburg, Steinbruch
    September 25 DE-Erfurt, Museumskeller
    September 26 DE-Berlin, Wild At Heart
    September 27 DE-Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival @ Hasenschaukel

    From the Reeperbahn site: “Jon DeRosa turns out to be a brilliant crooner, while cello and horns make for a big portion of pathos.” Read the full details here.

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    A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes limited edition vinyl still available: Mother West Records
    CD available on Rocket Girl Records via Darla Records in the US / Rough Trade in the UK
    For updates and performance schedule: Jon DeRosa on Facebook and Twitter.

  • DEROSA EUROPEAN TOUR DATES W/LYDIA LUNCH

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  • DEROSA EUROPEAN TOUR WITH LYDIA LUNCH THIS FALL / NEW SINGLE FORTHCOMING

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    We are pleased and privileged to announce that Jon DeRosa will be joining Big Sexy Noise featuring Lydia Lunch & members of Gallon Drunk on tour this Fall in Europe. DeRosa is also set to release a new single “Signs of Life” on Rocket Girl Records (UK) on September 10th.

    Big Sexy Noise & Jon DeRosa European Tour Dates 2013

    September 18 NO-Oslo, Mir *JUST ADDED!*
    September 19 DK-Copenhagen, KB18
    September 20 DK-Aalborg, 1000 Fryd
    September 21 DK -Esbjerg, Konfus
    September 22 DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang
    September 23 DE-Köln, Sonic Ballroom
    September 24 DE-Duisburg, Steinbruch
    September 25 DE-Erfurt, Museumskeller
    September 26 DE-Berlin, Wild At Heart
    September 27 DE-Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival @ Hasenschaukel

    From the Reeperbahn site: “Jon DeRosa turns out to be a brilliant crooner, while cello and horns make for a big portion of pathos.” Read the full details here.

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    A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes limited edition vinyl still available: Mother West Records
    CD available on Rocket Girl Records via Darla Records in the US / Rough Trade in the UK
    For updates and performance schedule: Jon DeRosa on Facebook and Twitter.

  • JON DEROSA & JACK LUKEMAN SUNDAY 1/13/13 AT MERCURY LOUNGE

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    This Sunday, Jon and his ensemble will be performing with the inimitable Irish crooner Jack Lukeman, who will be performing songs off his new album The 27 Club.

    Show is guest list only, and there are limited spots available. Jon performs at 6:30 PM, followed by Jack at 7:30 PM. Please RSVP in advance at the Mercury Lounge site here.

  • FLIPSIDE MAGAZINE (UK): “SPANKINGLY SUPERB!” / HAPPENING MAGAZINE (UK): “A POST-PUNK SINATRA”

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    Read the full Flipside review here:

    “What does strike you is DeRosa’s capable crooning. Sounding not unlike a teen-idol and writing like a stalwart, this man is equal parts Neil Hannon, Richard Hawley, Scott Walker (the ’60s version), Bobby Darin and DeRosa himself…”

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    Read the full Happening review here:

    “In essence, A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes is a beautiful collision between the dark dreaminess of Echo & The Bunnymen, and the orchestrated pop ballads of the 50s and early 60s, polished off with some natty 40s vocal styling – all of which has influenced 33-year-old DeRosa down the years. Mostly sombre in tone, the album also reveals flashes of pop perfection, such as opener ‘Birds of Brooklyn’, which manages to walk the wobbly line between being instantly agreeable yet understated enough to avoid a sugary aftertaste.”

  • DEROSA LIVE AT BOWERY ELECTRIC NYC DECEMBER 18TH

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    Tuesday, December 18th
    Bowery Electric
    327 Bowery @ 2nd St. NYC
    Doors 6 PM / NO COVER!

    Join us as we perform our last show of 2012, with the full orchestral ensemble to boot! Jon will be performing at 9 PM, but come early for a music-filled evening with the latest and greatest of Mother West, some new friends, DJ’s and more..

    Also performing will be Cold Blood Club, Tom Shaner, Raccoon Fighter, Kris Gruen and John LT. Featuring special guests: We Are The Woods.

    Early jazz set by Michael Feinberg and Steve Brickman & DJ sets by Gillian Driscoll of Sound Dessert and DJ Cmon.

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    A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes limited edition vinyl still available: Mother West Records
    CD available on Rocket Girl Records via Darla Records in the US / Rough Trade in the UK
    For updates and performance schedule: Jon DeRosa on Facebook and Twitter.

  • NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY: “ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING AND INTRIGUING ALBUMS OF 2012″

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    Excerpted below, read the full review here:

    “Jon DeRosa’s latest album A Wolf in Preacher’s Clothes is sort of the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Leonard Cohen…This one finds him alternating between dark, lushly crooned, Scott Walker-inflected chamber pop and more minimalist, postpunk-tinged, distantly creepy rock. Violinist Claudia Chopek’s string arrangements – also featuring Julia Kent on cello – are to die for, a rich, velvety chocolate truffle for the ears. Overhead, DeRosa’s nuanced, cat-ate-the-canary baritone lingers, sometimes ominous, sometimes with more than a hint of rakishness. And he paints a hell of a picture…”

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    Limited edition vinyl still available: Mother West Records
    CD available on Rocket Girl Records via Darla Records in the US / Rough Trade in the UK
    For updates and performance schedule: Jon DeRosa on Facebook and Twitter.