Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Artist of the Day: it is rain in my face.

If I ever heard an artist who's sound was nearly impossible to describe, it would be the solo project of Brooklyn resident Matt Jones, it is rain in my face. You don't need to spend much time with Jones' debut self titled album to pick up on the incredibly vast range of influences that Jones expresses. There are plenty of obvious nods to electronic music in chillwave in the glitchy and twitchy beats and Jones' reverb soaked vocals, but this isn't your every day beachy, nostalgic, 80's worshiping C86 act.

On "Macknowledge," Jones' sings an incredibly tight a capella vocal segment, almost reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel, before the track picks up with a crackly and poppy beat under a subtle guitar line. "Fighter Pilot" opens up with a repetitive guitar line that could have easily been a Dodos riff, before turning a perfect 180 degrees and turning into an bedroom R&B track. I could go on about how truly brilliantly genre spanning it is rain in my face.'s debut is, but I'd certainly recommend that you listen for yourself.


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