I’m pretty excited to share that I’ve been working since the end of 2015 with this burly Swede, JONAS CARPING! He’s great—on the rock end of Americana, singing about the rough-and-tumble life in rough-and-tumble Sweden. He used to have a band called The Glade; now he’s doing close to the same kinda stuff but just under his own name. Did I mention he’s Swedish? I’m really excited about working with a Swede. And he’s a really cool one!! Push this guy for yr charts right MEOW!!
COCKTAILS & GASOLINE
Jonas Carping is an independent artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. Cocktails & Gasoline is Jonas’ second studio album, following previous releases by his band, The Glade.
Carping began his career as a professional poker player. He also has a college degree in engineering and another one in business law. He started playing the drums at the tender age of 14, then later on started to focus on playing the guitar instead and fell deeply in love with that instrument and songwriting.
Cocktails & Gasoline was recorded mostly in a cabin in the outback of Sweden, in an effort to capture the spirit of the Swedish wastelands. Out in the wastelands there is both time and space to really be captured by the essence in making music. The songs carry that vast feeling and thus have no trouble capturing the attention of the listener. They’re songs full of heart, effort, and soul, and that shows. That’s all that really matters.
“When I listen to it, I feel like an apocalypse horserider.” – Absolut Noise (FR/UK)
“The atmospheric, tense verses exploded into cathartic choruses, accented by a mournful slide guitar. Jonas might be Swedish, but he is schooled in the dramatic, hard-driving Americana of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.” – Modern Folk
RIYL: The Glade, Strand of Oaks, Shout Out Louds, Madrugada, Neil Young
Start With: 1, 2, 5 FCC: 3 says “damn”, otherwise CLEAN
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