“One of music’s most charismatic, tuneful, purist geeks...” –Entertainment Weekly
JONAH MATRANGA is essentially unique. His music is somewhere in between Nick Drake, Cheap Trick and Sinead O'Connor... but not really. Over the last 15 years, he’s fronted rock bands (Far, Gratitude, New End Original) and made more solo-ish albums as onelinedrawing and simply under his name. He’s made records with budgets ranging from $300 to $300,000.
For his album, 'You're All Those Things And Then You're None', Jonah first released solo acoustic versions of the songs, then put those basic tracks up for people to add their own ideas. It's exciting in concept and execution -- and surprisingly cohesive with pitchfork declaring, “A loose, free-roaming approach to songwriting that pushes his music beyond the normal sad-sack singer/songwriter cliches” and Alternative Press calling it “his best work while flying solo”
JONAH MATRANGA has worked with, toured with and influenced artists ranging from The Weakerthans to Frank Turner to Sepultura. He’s recently turned up on hip-hop records from Fort Minor and Lupe Fiasco, as well as being featured on releases by Thursday, Deftones and many more.
JONAH MATRANGA has played as many house shows as he has huge festivals, and he brings the same thing regardless of where he’s playing — ambitious songwriting, wit, honesty and an interest in making something unique every time.
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