Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan’

October 27, 2015

I’m extremely behind on my new albums after the whirlwind list of releases this month, but there’s no doubt in my mind that I’m skipping ahead to one of my most recently received discs next, namely Christine and the Queens’ self titled American full length. Turns out, while I was traveling, I missed the big reveal of a stupendous track off the album. Luckily, a video surfaced for Jonathan today, and the somber beauty unites the French pop star with ever brilliant Seattle artist Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas. I went through a Perfume Genius obsession a few years ago when he released his album Put Ur Back In2 It, even venturing forth to catch him shyly perform in a small venue. It’s obvious now how well his intimate and bare baroque pop fits Christine and the Queens’ concentrated, artistic pop style. Jonathan is breathtaking. 

December 31, 2014
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I do so love my gloomy post-punky alt rock music, and Croatian band Jonathan more than satisfies that penchant with their single Pictures. The five piece band remind me of Interpol on the moody song, lined with melodramatic, Placebo like guitars. The song’s baritone vocals are reminiscent of Matt Berninger (of The National), too. It’s an altogether pensive and dark listen, gripping and bittersweet. Pictures is on Jonathan’s debut full length, Bliss, out earlier this year. Watch their new video for Pictures below.