vocal standards of the 1940's, teenage jukebox anthems of the 50's, and
the mod and girl-group sounds of the 60's, Jon DeRosa combines
them all to create a cocktail of song-driven atmospheric chamber pop.
While these elements are unmistakably the "backbones," DeRosa's songs
are most certainly fleshed out by his post-punk past, as nods to artists
like Echo & The Bunnymen, Lou Reed, The Chameleons and Robert Wyatt
peak through the orchestral sections at every turn. But atop the
soaring strings and brass, DeRosa is first and foremost a storyteller,
and it is these stories sung in a darkly resonant baritone that set his
songs apart from ordinary "pop music."