Montreal-based songwriter John Jacob Magistery, has had that rarest of things when launching as a new act – Momentum, from the very first single. After “Greatest Story Ever” started turning heads, the track was voted in the top 30 songs by CHOM-FM radio listeners and several DJs from the station selected them as the top musical discovery of the year. The music video has generated over 90,000 views on Youtube.
The live hype soon followed, with a host of big names including them on the bill, notably a performance at this year’s SXSW. After a lot of work and their talent being recognized through an international recording contest. Their album Phantom i/ Are You Too Sensitive received significant support in their native Canada, resulting in two sold-out shows at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Since working between Montreal and Los Angeles, and have released their new EP Harmoney. The release is an eery, emotive piece of indie-folk-soul that’s reminiscent of Father John Misty with an electronic edge. Lyrically it manages the juxtaposition of being haunting, emotive and engaging together in perfect harmony. It’s an intriguing mix of organic and electronic sounds, with a live, loose and imperfect performance. Our recommendation is the anthemic final track “Song for a Psychopath”.