Jake Longstreth

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Jake Longstreth
Longstreth in 2019
John Pullman Longstreth, Jr.

(1977-02-03) February 3, 1977 (age 47)
Alma materLewis & Clark College (BA)
California College of the Arts (MFA)
SpouseHannah Fidell (m. 2017)
RelativesDavid Longstreth (brother)

John Pullman "Jake" Longstreth, Jr. (born February 3, 1977), is an American painter, musician, and internet radio personality. He is currently the co-host of the Apple Music 1 show, Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig and member of a Grateful Dead cover band, Richard Pictures, as well as his own musical outfit, Mountain Brews.


Longstreth received his Bachelor of Arts in 1999 from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and his Master of Fine Arts in 2005 from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California.[1]


He is a 2008 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.[1] His paintings can be found in the collections at the Crocker Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art Library, and JP Morgan Chase, among others.[2]

Longstreth tends to portray architecture in flat, geometric forms, recalling influences such as Robert Bechtle and David Hockney, finding a place between “documentary” realism and symbolic metaphor, whereas his landscapes are portrayed as more of an improvised realism.[3][4][5]

He makes regular appearances as a co-host and former "West Coast correspondent" on Time Crisis, the Apple Music internet radio show hosted by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, where he frequently gives in-depth investigative reports on various topics such as the history of the Frito-Lay corporation, PepsiCo, and the NRA.[6] Longstreth is also a guitarist in the Grateful Dead cover band, Richard Pictures. In 2016, he made several appearances with Vampire Weekend and Dirty Projectors as a supporting musician during their performances for Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.[7][8] Richard Pictures continued to perform with Vampire Weekend at various live shows such as the 2018 Ojai performance,[9] and opened for the band at several venues for their 2019 Father of the Bride tour.[10] In June 2019, Longstreth released an EP with rock group Mountain Brews,[11] and in January 2020 the group released their second EP, Let It Grow.[12] On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, during their two-night concert series at Red Rocks, Vampire Weekend covered Longstreth's "Mountain Brews," the title track from the EP of the same name.[13] Longstreth's third EP with Mountain Brews, Raised in a Place, released on November 7.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Longstreth is the older brother of David Longstreth, the lead singer and guitarist of Dirty Projectors.[15][16] He married filmmaker Hannah Fidell on September 23, 2017 in Inverness, California.[17]


  1. ^ a b "Particulate Matter". Guernica, Magazine of Art & Politics. October 15, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "CV". JakeLongstreth.com. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "ArtSlant - Jake Longstreth Rackroom". artslant.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jake Longstreth - ARTFORUM". mutualart.com. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jake Longstreth, Artist - Sight Unseen". Sight Unseen. November 8, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Instagram photo by Jake Longstreth • Apr 13, 2016 at 8:00pm UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-25. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "Instagram photo by Luis Calderin • Feb 2, 2016 at 2:40pm UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-25. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Instagram photo by Jake Longstreth • Jun 16, 2018". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-25. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Vampire Weekend Tour Adds Soccer Mommy, Chicano Batman & More as Opening Acts". Billboard.com. 8 February 2019. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Mountain Brews EP". Bandcamp. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "Let It Grow EP, by Mountain Brews".
  13. ^ "Vampire Weekend cover Mountain Brews". YouTube. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "Raised In A Place EP, by Mountain Brews". Mountain Brews. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  15. ^ "Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth, Siblings Chat on Ezra's Radio Show". Pitchfork.com. 20 September 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig Chats With Dev Hynes, @Seinfeld2000, Joe Mande on Beats 1". Pitchfork.com. 16 November 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2016. Koenig's other guests on the show were painter Jake Longstreth (Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth's brother)
  17. ^ "Weddings: Hannah Fidell, Jake Longstreth". The New York Times. September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.