Jana Hunter

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Jana Hunter
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Jana Hunter
Background information
Origin Houston, Texas, United States
Genres Lo-fi, experimental
Instruments Vocals, guitar, synthesizer, violin, bass guitar
Labels Gnomonsong, Ribbon Music
Associated acts Lower Dens
Notable instruments

Jana Hunter is a Baltimore-based songwriter and musician. She was born in Texas.

She was signed to Gnomonsong, a record label run by Devendra Banhart and Vetiver's Andy Cabic. Her solo debut album Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom was the label's debut release.

Hunter is currently the singer and primary songwriter for Lower Dens.[1][2] After releasing their debut, Twin-Hand Movement, on Gnomonsong in 2010, Lower Dens were one of the first bands signed to the Ribbon Music label and released their second album, Nootropics, on Ribbon in 2012.[3]

Hunter has performed and/or recorded as a member of Jracula, Castanets, Matty & Mossy, Ejaculette, Unitus, and Krazy Nerds, and played in/recorded for Sharon Van Etten, Trentemøller, Food Pyramid, Airwaves, Indian Jewelry, Matteah Baim, Metallic Falcons, Phosphorescent, and CocoRosie.

Touring[edit]

Hunter has toured with Tara Jane O'Neil, Devendra Banhart, Rasputina, Viking Moses, Castanets, Deer Tick, Marissa Nadler, Peter & the Wolf, Cass McCombs, and Woozyhelmet, among others. In 2005, Hunter accompanied Meadows, Lights, and Mouth of Leaves on their Summer of Golden Blood tour throughout the South. In 2006, she performed at North East Sticks Together.

She has appeared at Mad Vicky's Tea House in Brooklyn, NY, owned by "Mad Vicky", Bianca Casady of the musical duo CocoRosie.

Matty & Mossy[edit]

Hunter founded and played in the Houston band Matty & Mossy with Heath Flagtvedt, Matt Frey and John Hunter. Their album, Fraimers Haimey, was recorded in Athens, Georgia with Chris Bishop and released on Fleece Records. The album reached #1 on the radio charts of Rice Radio and KSPC, and songs from the album were used in the soundtrack of Andrew Bujalski's films Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Houston Noise Bands

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hockley-Smith, Sam (February 1, 2012). "Lower dens: building a better world.". The Fader (Andy Cohn via HighBeam Research (subscription required)). 
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (May 14, 2010). "New Release: Lower Dens: Twin-Hand Movement". Pitchfork. 
  3. ^ Patel, Puja (May 1, 2012). "Lower Dens, 'Nootropics' (Ribbon Music)". Spin.