May 14, 2012

Featured Artist: Jonathan Jones

Whether you’re already a fan of Jonathan Jones’ piano-driven pop or you’re hearing it for the first time, there’s no denying his gift for crafting songs you may eventually need to have lobotomized out of your head. The San Diego singer-pianist used to bang the keys in Waking Ashland; these days he busies himself with the same role in We Shot The Moon, and of course with his own solo work. On his latest release, Community Group (available for streaming on his Bandcamp page), Jones pulls back the big guitars and heavy drums to showcase his graceful piano playing within an organic environment of soaring strings, fearless horns, and even a thunderous tympani.

Check Quiksilver Brazil’s “Hawaii Report” video below, which includes an instrumental version of Jones’ “The Living Dead” from Community Group!