Jon DeRosa

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Jon DeRosa
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July 2015
Background information
Birth nameJon DeRosa
Born (1978-12-21) December 21, 1978 (age 40)
OriginLodi, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, post-rock, ambient, electronic, experimental, shoegaze, Americana
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, programming, sampler, tambura, pump organ
Years active1996–present
LabelsBrighter, Projekt, Darla, Silber, Rocket Girl
Associated actsAarktica, Dead Leaves Rising, Pale Horse and Rider
WebsiteOfficial site

Jon DeRosa (born December 21, 1978) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He has been involved with several critically acclaimed acts, including Dead Leaves Rising, Pale Horse and Rider, and as well as his solo-project known as Aarktica.[1]

His most recent solo album Black Halo was released on May 25, 2015 on Rocket Girl Records.[2] The album was produced by longtime collaborator Charles Newman and features a song co-written by Stephen Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.[3]

Music career[edit]

Jon DeRosa Solo discography[edit]

Aarktica Discography[edit]

Pale Horse and Rider[edit]

Pale Horse and Rider was a short-lived collaboration between DeRosa and Marc Gartman. Their recordings featured a variety of performers in supporting roles, including Alan Sparhawk (Low), Nathan Amundson (Rivulets), Charles Newman (Flare, Mother West), Paul Oldham (Palace Brothers) and Mike Pride.



  1. ^ Pearson, Adam (October 22, 2013). "FINDING AN ARTISTIC CENTER: AN INTERVIEW WITH JON DEROSA". Decoder Magazine. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  2. ^ Hermann, Andy (April 24, 2015). "HEAR A NEW SONG FROM JON DEROSA'S L.A.-INSPIRED ALBUM, BLACK HALO (PREMIERE)". LA Weekly. Los Angeles, California. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jon DeRosa streaming new album 'Black Halo' ft. Stephin Merritt, playing release shows in NYC (tonight) and LA". BrooklynVegan. June 3, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2016.

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