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Signs of Life

Jon DeRosa

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Released September 6, 2013 

A side : Signs of Life

B side : My Ship Has Sailed

 DeRosa's new single 'Signs of Life' finds the Brooklyn singer expanding the lush orchestral sound he put forth on 2012's 'A Wolf In Preacher's Clothes', into a darker and more intimate listening experience, full of atmospheric 1950's & 60's pop influences. Vocally, DeRosa's sombre baritone channels the moodiness of Scott Walker and the yearning of Roy Orbison, as he ponders the question of God & extraterrestrial life and if they are one and the same. 

 

Live European dates September 2013

in support of Big Sexy Noise (featuring Lydia Lunch and Gallon Drunk)

18.09.2013 NO-Oslo, Mir

19.09.2013 DK-Copenhagen, KB18

20.09.2013 DK-Aalborg, 1000 Fryd

21.09.2013 DK-Esbjerg, Konfus

22.09.2013 DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang

23.09.2013 DE-Köln, Sonic Ballroom

24.09.2013 DE-Duisburg, Steinbruch

25.09.2013 DE-Erfurt, Museumskeller

26.09.2013 DE-Berlin, Wild At Heart  

27.09.2013 DE-Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival

"Even if his promo’s Scott Walker reference is more helpful to unlock dapper DeRosa’s locker (like 1969’s Scott 3 and 4), with a spin of a Divine Comedy, Amanda Brown-era Go-Betweens, or 1984 Julian Cope combination, this holds true for A Wolf. I.e., it’s unlike the singer/songwriter’s significant catalog with darkwave stalwarts Dead Leaves Rising and atmospheric guitar dronesters Aarktica. Light, fluffy strings are constant highlights, as are chamber pop, piano-lit quiet spaces, ’40s moody lounge ambiance, and DeRosa’s romantic crooning." - Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover

Tracklisting

  • 01.   Signs of Life
  • 02.   My Ship has Sailed

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