Jonah Matranga funding new LP on Kickstarter, playing shows
Jonah Matranga w/ Far in 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
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…
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