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!
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.
Check out an excerpt HERE from his recent performance and interview in Hamburg at this years Reeperbahn Festival.
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.
The official video for “True Men” off of A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes, filmed at the historic Strand Theatre in Lakewood, NJ with additional footage from Asbury Park Boardwalk, NJ.
Recently, I visited BTR at Serious Business Studio to run through a few songs from A Wolf… with Matt and Lorraine and talk a bit about the new album. Thanks to Travis, Jeremiah, Maia, and all the crew at BTR for putting this together.
Watch the performance below, or check it out on the BTR site here.