Monday, June 29, 2009

New EP - ...One Would Hope

I'm pleased to announce the release today of my new EP, ...One Would Hope. Nothing too terribly new, if you've been following my career so far. We kick things off with "Back from Juvie," exactly as submitted to Songfight a few months ago. Then we take the quirkiness up a notch with "Schadenfreude," which debuts in its new version here. I replaced the fake piano and elec.piano with slightly less-fake piano and elec.piano tones, and completely redid the bridge. From there, I depress the heck out of the listener with "Phantom," then bring the whirlwind eleven-minute emotional journey to a close near where it started with the new version of "Rhymes with Lucia," both of the latter as announced in a news post about a week and a half ago.

This EP doubles as an audition CD for me, for a program which I'll tell you more about if I'm accepted. In the meantime, enjoy the tuneage. It should serve to whet your appetite for the full-length album I'll be dropping by the end of the summer.

To hear it and/or download the mp3 files for free, click here. You'll also find instructions to follow if you'd like to purchase a signed CD copy, including an insert featuring the beautiful artwork of Teplin!

Over and out,
-Jon

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posted by Jon Eric  7:31 PM 

Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Song - "Amsterdam"

The new Songfight, "Amsterdam," is due, and sometime in the next couple of days, it'll be updated with all the new songs, including one by Jon Eric & Friends (click to listen). It features the industrious help of R. Mosquito on drums and The Def Author rapping!

Enjoy!

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posted by Jon Eric  8:56 PM 

Friday, June 19, 2009

Songfight Victory! Plus new(ish) songs!

Last week's Songfight dual-collaboration between Ross Durand and me has proven quite fruitful indeed, as Ross' version of my "False Positive" took first place in the fight! Congratulations to Ross for doing an excellent recording from my rough demo, and thank you to anyone who voted for it. My version of his song got 7 votes.

Rather than competing in this week's Songfight, I've been keeping myself busy revisiting some old tracks for a demo. This demo will double as an audition (for what, I won't yet say) and as an EP, for your listening pleasure. To that end, I've rerecorded my 2006 Songfight entry "Rhymes with Lucia," and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed remaking it.

In other news, way back in 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck my home in New Orleans (thankfully, I wasn't there at the time), I started a song. I played it solo on acoustic guitar a lot around campus, and most people seemed to like it, but it took me forever to figure out how to expand it into a full band arrangement. Only just now, in June 2009, have I completed it. It's called "Phantom," and though it's not as peppy-sounding as most of what you'll find here, I do hope you'll give it a listen and tell me what you think.

Over and Out,
-Jon

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posted by Jon Eric  9:08 PM 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

"False Positive": Song Swap!

The Songfight title due today was "False Positive," and I did something a little different this time.

I contacted Ross Durand and provided him with a demo to record. He fleshed it out into a full track that's just great.

At the same time, he provided me with a demo, which I fleshed out into a full song of my own. As you can see, we both made huge improvements on each other's source material.

Make sure you go to Songfight and vote for the ones you like!

[Note: technical difficulties have been resolved. Nothing to see here]

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posted by Jon Eric  1:22 PM 

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