"Jose Gonzelez’ Veneer, which finally got a Stateside release via Hidden Agenda/Parasol, is a standout singer-songwriter album in a genre that always has an oversupply of good artists. It was announced last week that Gonzalez has signed with Mute North America. Gonzalez packed NYC’s The Living Room last night and had the hushed crowd applauding with vigor after each song. His cover of Massive Attack’s 'Teardrop' was especially moving." [Coolfer]

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