Jason Sebastian Russo

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Jason Sebastian Russo
Jason Sebastian Russo at Coney Island Brooklyn, NY during the video shoot for Hopewell's single "Island." Photo by Alexandra Marvar.
Jason Sebastian Russo at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York during the video shoot for Hopewell's "Island" by, directed by Art Boonparn. Photo by Alexandra Marvar.[1]
Born (1973-08-16)August 16, 1973
Occupation Musician
Not to be confused with Jason John Russo. ‹See Tfd›

Jason Sebastian Russo (born August 16, 1973 in Yonkers, New York) is a rock musician. He was a member of Mercury Rev from 1994 to 2001, and rejoined in 2011 for the Don't Look Back concert series Deserter's Songs reunion tour. He founded the psychedelic rock band Hopewell in high school.[2] Hopewell has since been constantly recording and touring. They released their fifth full-length album "Good Good Desperation" on Tee Pee Records in 2009. He is also leader of the band Common Prayer.[3]

Common Prayer's debut record 'There Is A Mountain' was released in the UK by Big Potato Records, a label founded in part by Neil Halstead. It was recorded on the site of the Truck Festival in Steventon, Oxfordshire, by Joe and Robin Bennett of Goldrush. Other players include Russo's brother, Justin Russo.[4]

Childhood[edit]

Jason Russo grew up in a religious household with two brothers, a sister and no TV. The son of a psychiatrist, he spent the better time of his youth in graveyards, woods and strip malls in upstate New York before music consumed much of his life. At the age of 19, Russo found himself touring alongside his brother Justin as bassist for critically acclaimed Mercury Rev during the band's peak, before moving on to focus entirely on his own eclectic psychedelic rock band Hopewell.[5]

Discography[edit]

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EPs / Singles[edit]

  • Hopewell Windy & Carl / Hopewell (Burnt Hair Records, 1996 7" Single)
  • Hopewell Stranger (Priapus Records, 1997 7" Single)
  • Hopewell Purple Balloon (Priapus Records, 1998 EP)
  • Mercury Rev Goddess on a Highway (V2 Records, 1998 Single)
  • Mercury Rev Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp (V2 Records, 1998 Single)
  • Mercury Rev Opus 40 (V2 Records, 1999 Single)
  • Mercury Rev Holes (V2 Records, 1999 Single)
  • Hopewell Planetarium / Hopewell (Burnt Hair Records, 1998 12" S/Sided, Ltd)
  • Hopewell Small Places (Zeal Records, 2000 7" Single)
  • Hopewell Safe As Milk (Cutty Shark, 2001 CD/ 7" Single)
  • Hopewell The Angel Is My Watermark (Cutty Shark, 2001 CD/ 7" Single)
  • Hopewell The Notbirds EP (Sunnylane / South Cherry Entropy, 2006 EP)
  • Hopewell Hopewell / Lions & Tigers Keep - Mother Vol 3 (Fire Records, 2006 10" Ltd)
  • Hopewell Good Good Good Desperation / Opus Part 2 (TeePee Records, 2009 7" Single)
  • Hopewell Another Music (TeePee Records, 2012 CD/7" Single)

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