Jose Gonzalez EP Bonanza

Jose Gonzalez was one of my favorite artists of 2005. With the release of his album Veneer, he marked his U.S. debut, although he was already a gold selling artist in his homeland of... Sweeden.... that's right. Don't go assuming because of the name.

Gonzalez is Sweedish born of Argentinian parents. He uses a blend of classical fingerpicking with indie tempos and tonality. Gonzalez' voice demands attention over the brilliantly crafted melodies. The lyrics are remeniscent of Elliot Smith, Nick Drake or other great singer/songwriters. On a whole, Gonzalez is a strong, solid and smart musician.

Before Jose hit the states, a few EP's were in import circulation. A collection of some songs from his album Veneer and other radom b-sides, the EP trilogy contains not only acoustic Gonzalez, but also a few softer versions of songs by his band, Junip.

These were promos for Veneer, so they aren't being produced anymore, if I'm correct. Take a listen to these three EP's. If you are a fan of him, you're sure to want these and if you haven't heard of him, then this is the beginning of something awesome. Congrats.
Here are a some MP3's for your sampling pleasure.

Jose Gonzalez - Storm (From Crosses EP)
Jose Gonzalez - Love Will Tear Us Apart (From Remain EP)
Jose Gonzalez - Down The Hillside (From Stay In The Shade EP)

If you like what you hear, support Jose Gonzalez. Although, only Stay in the Shade is in circulation, but still, buy it.

12 Responses to “Jose Gonzalez EP Bonanza”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    thanks so much for these! this is amazing  

  2. # Blogger brownpower

    hahaha, you won't believe the favors I had to do for this... point and click? you wish. lol  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    things to consider when you are standing behind your stance that it is ok because you are only linking to other places and people who upload music.  

  4. # Blogger brownpower

    this is my dilema with the roundup... i hope it is understandable that we feel conflicted here... but still we stand.  

  5. # Anonymous Anonymous

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  6. # Anonymous Anonymous

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.  

  7. # Blogger brownpower

    i am the god of this blog. so just keep doing what you do and I'll handle my half.  

  8. # Anonymous Anonymous

    removing my comments wont stop me from emailing labels and bands, in case you were wondering. my only reason for including this in comment form is because it is also fair for your readers to actually know why the albums were pulled. I just thought, since everyone was helping out the bands by getting the word out, your readers would want to know too.

    feel free to pull this comment too or whatever you want to do.

    the emails from pr, labels, and bands will probably continue though.

    my main defense for what i do is that you still attempt to stand behind the lie that the bands appreciate your "help".

    if nothing else, i will continue to test that theory by emailing them to see what they think about this "help".

    please feel free to argue your side further. i would love to hear your thoughts on it. this comment area seems as good a place as any.

    if you really believe what you say and have said, you will feel comfortable with sharing your thoughts in this way. or you can be ashamed of your actions and delete this and attempt to ignore it.

    but if you are ashamed and ignore/delete this comment and dont defend yourself and your actions, maybe ask yourself why you are ashamed.  

  9. # Blogger brownpower

    lol, i like you! wanna hang out?  

  10. # Blogger Cameron Deyhle

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  11. # Blogger brownpower

    why thank you. but anonymous brings up a good point... if what he's saying makes you uncomfortable... they just get your business done faster... no need to stick around the negativity.

    Also, it's interesting that you are bringing all of this up. This morning when I pulled the albums I had a nice conversation with someone... it took about five seconds and no hard feelings.

    Another interesting thing is that we are already slowly getting away from the full album thing... and it has nothing to do with your hate. A nice lady, Wendy, you may remember her, was kind about how she put things... it got through to us so much better! A little kindness is always better, friend. Take a page from someone who's got their shit together.

    p.s. If this IS Wendy, you should tell me, cuz we could have a pretty good laugh.

    ummm.... BUT IF NOT! Oh man! Im STEAMING MAD! AHHHHH!!!! what are we talking about again?  

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