Posted in music | tour dates on August 13, 2013

Jonah Matranga w/ Far in 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Jonah

Over the next handful of months, I'll be writing, recording and pressing my next album. I'll likely be doing the lion's share of everything involved with the creation and distribution of the album. The idea behind making the album this way is to stay in a long and simple tradition of making art without anyone needing to make (or pay) a gazillion dollars. When you choose to be a part of this, I can promise that you'll be supporting a truly DIY process. Though sometimes making all this happen can be pretty overwhelming (as with anything that requires sustained focus and dedication and just plain old boring work), it's so satisfying and fun for me. Doing all the little things, even when they're not 'artistic' (such a silly word), somehow makes the music and showing it to you so much more full and fun. Knowing that lots of friends, family and folks I've met through the music are trusting me and encouraging me to make something worthwhile is the best sort of motivation. I've always wanted the money part to be as creative and collaborative as the music part. Given that this whole new batch of tunes center around the idea of relationship, I want to take it even further this time, playing with all the ways to make this and experience this together.
Jonah Matranga (Far, Onelinedrawing, Gratitude, etc) is currently working on his new solo album, and that above statement is excerpted from his Kickstarter page, where he's currently funding the record. As of this post, he's got 34 days to go and is at $2,057 of a $3,600 goal. The video for the project is below.

Jonah has a couple upcoming shows scheduled at the moment, including one in San Francisco this month, and another in NYC happening on September 22 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketmaster for updates.

All dates are listed, along with that video, below...

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Jonah Matranga - Kickstarter Project

Jonah Matranga -- 2013 Tour Dates
8/21 50 Mason Social House San Francisco, CA
9/22 Mercury Lounge New York, NY

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Comments (23)

for the millionth time. kickstarter is f%ckin lame. if you want to do something, then DIY.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:34 PM

Oh look folks, another cyberbeggar too lazy to put up his own money, save and outside bank borrow money, and take out a bank loan to fund his shit.

Every fucking one of you who have a Kickstarter are not only lazy but cowards who have zero faith in your music/art.

If you truly believed in your music, you would not ask for handouts from strangers. You would ask money from family and friends you may or may not pay back, take out loans. Work extra shifts like E Rabbit from 8 Mile did. But that's too hard, that would require work, something to lose, what you are not willing to put in or suffer for your art, which means it's bullshit. Your art is a lie because you won't go for broke with it.


Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:39 PM

I forgot to mention: I like to fuck guys.

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:43 PM

If this was for a New End Original reunion I'd totally do it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:47 PM

^ Wishful thinking, homosexual.

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:47 PM

New End Original?

Oh my lord will you post-post-post hardcore four generations removed from Rites Of Spring and Embrace dipshits please go away?

It's bad enough we had to endure Texas Is The Reason and The Promise Ring. What's next a band with ex-members of Shift?

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:53 PM

He must've blown through the huge advance from Atlantic records he got for that failed Gratitude album.

Posted by JT | August 13, 2013 3:53 PM

Kickstarter is mostly dumb, but in this case it's essentially a preorder for the album. You throw him 9 bucks, you get a personalized CD. I don't see what's so horrible about that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 3:56 PM

So this herb was given money to play with, blew it, and now he's asking for more? Fuck this guy.


Posted by D | August 13, 2013 3:58 PM

blew money from the huge Atlantic advance (Gratitude), after blowing money years ago from the Sony advance (Far)

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:04 PM

I have weird balls. I think I have torsion.

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 4:07 PM

@3:53 the first Shift ep and LP ruled. terrible record label, but they were at one time a great band. and the Big Collapse sucked real bad (Joshua's next band)

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 4:10 PM

4:04pm So this guy thinks he has something coming to him because he's always been handed money for giving blowjobs?

Shift = Shit. Agreed, Big Collapse was horrible.

4:07pm How appropriate you mention my balls since you're on them at every turn.

Posted by D | August 13, 2013 4:16 PM

Great Work Jonah :D

Posted by girls games | August 13, 2013 10:39 PM

begging

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2013 10:40 PM

I recently started to announce the name of the name in many areas

Posted by Laboratuvar cihazları | August 14, 2013 3:56 AM

I have weird balls. I think I have torsion.

Posted by http://hannaphmetre.blogspot.com | August 14, 2013 3:57 AM

I have weird balls. I think I have torsion.

Posted by E3lanat | August 15, 2013 8:25 PM

D goes for broke with every comment posted.

Just bleeding for his fans...

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 8:40 PM

Also, 4:10 is on glue. The Big Collapse was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 8:42 PM

buy it from jtunes, right from the source. seed music from super famous rocknroll douchebags if you must but don't steal from jonah! don't you understand the message of the song? if you want all of his music... buy it. like yr supposed to. and he can continue to be happy livin' small.

Posted by Leo | February 9, 2014 11:41 AM

I love this song... such a relaxed and beautiful song... Thank you so much for the upload.

Posted by Armando | May 13, 2014 3:19 AM

Oh Jonah, He's incredible. How terrible is the phone ringing right in the middle! Gah! I'm so happy living small as long as Jonah is around.

Posted by Tori | June 2, 2014 6:38 AM

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