Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter / Songwriter

“Where it’s Warm” Available for Download/Stream

Today is the release of the second song from THE CROOKED EAST’S EP, “Where it’s Warm” (the EP and song are both called “Where it’s Warm”).
This song is a conversation between an older man and a younger man just before the younger man begins a journey in search of a “warm” utopia where everyone is happy.
The older man had taken this same trip when he was younger and now knows that this “warm place” is by the fire where he’s sitting–but he also knows that this younger friend needs to take his own journey in order to find his own “warm place.”
Here’s a link where you can download/stream “Where it’s Warm:”
They’ll be releasing one song from the EP each month ending in May.
Here is some advance praise for “Where it’s Warm:”

“A beautiful production here, with a lovely melody” –Alfitude

“I really love your influences and style. This sounds like a Jarvis Cocker sound that we now have the good fortune of hearing. The tune is great” –alt77

“Love the atmosphere” –American Pancake

“Good indie song with nice vocal part” –E:\music\

“Gorgeous vocal performance on the track! … production was great “ –Mickey’s Weekly

“Enjoyable structural rise” –Obscure Sound

“The moment near the 2 minute mark is really great. I loved that bit” –Austin Town Hall

“Great track with a pretty pleasant and peaceful atmosphere and vibe. Recordings are good as well” –Colorful Playlists

“Really lovely job on this song. I love the guitar tracks a lot.” –Devon Overbey Music

“Overall a really coo track that is easy to dig. Love the build up.” –Dylan Koski

“I gotta say there’s something to the sounds here that feels so somber. The vocal with its mellow drive and the guitar’s touching motion are just so compelling.” –empty-room-productions

“Another solid song” –From the Strait

“I dig the smooth vibe as well as the soft voice. Cool guitar sound as well “ –Magic Frog Company

“The song transmits the energy to the listener as a fact. It has a lively energy that stays with you for some time. Good sounding song with beautiful vibes, easy listening build, and many catchy melodies all along the way. I’ve got no weaknesses to add here,” –Metalhead Community Magazine

“I like the calm vibe and the arrangements” –Rock Fueguino

“A subtle and nice track!” –Sinusoidal Music

“Interesting groove and atmosphere” –Stefanos

“Enjoyed relaxing atmosphere created by tender guitars and nice vocals, the composition and production is on point.” –UM Squad

“Really impressed by your ability to weave such a deep and compelling atmosphere, the slow burning mood gradually kicking into confident rhythm…we hope it receives the attention it deserves” –Various Small Flames

“A meditative slow burn of atmosphere and lovely vocals. Well made “ –We All Want Someone To Shout For

“I feel the quality in the production and certainly feel the poetic vibe in the vocals with the folk meets rock vibe being a Constance and very easy to listen to.” –Where the Music Meets

THE CROOKED EAST Release their First Single, “Release Me”

Jonathan LaPoma’s band, THE CROOKED EAST, has released the first single, “Release Me,” from their debut EP, “Where it’s Warm.” “Release Me” is now available for streaming/download on all major stores.
This release has been a lifetime in the making; you can find it here:
“Release Me” has earned the following praise:

-“A cool natured indie rock and classic rock sort of blend. Really well produced and crafted” –We All Want Someone To Shout For

-“A more than enjoyable listen featuring rolling guitar waves, a thumping bassline low end, strong lead vocal performance that sits with precision on top the mix, punchy drumming backbone pulse, imaginative and immersive lyrics and a clean mix/master. Props are due.” –Music on the Moon

-“Lovely feeling of the track – lyrics & soundscape, with a nice flow & cadence, strong harmonies & counter-harmonies, warm textures – quite fond of the bass line” –Phonograph Me

-“Catchy guitar chords here and the balanced instrumentation. Composition is impressive…I see high potential here” –DE MUSIC

-“Nice indie rock with shoegaze sound, good vocal” –E:\music\

-“Awesome, dig the energy and influences at play” –American Pancake

-“I really liked the grove” –Music & Fashion Blog

-“Emotional and I liked the strong guitar tunes and a confident rhythm. Good clear vocals too, solid mixing” –Elena

-“Great groove” –Stefanos

-“I dig the catchy vibe as well as the lead guitar sound. well written and a cool voice” –Magic Frog Company

-“The song is great, performance especially. The guitar parts are cool” –Alt77

-“A beautiful track” –Janglepophub

-“Quite nice” –We Love That / Sound

-“Nice laid back feel” –We Love Lo-fi Music

-“The song blends indie with rock in a very thoughtful way. I think the production is great” –Alfitude

-“Hey some nice vibes here and dig the tones” –Jake Kaiser

-“Really cool sound and really impressive job” –Devon Overbey Music

-“Nice vibes” –Indie Music Nation

-“Some nice vibes” –CLOUT

-“A unique and nice track!” –Sinusoidal Music

-“Brings about such a heartwarming feeling. The way the vocal sings brings about such an easy and mellow feel. It’s like sitting under the tree and enjoying the breeze of the world” –Empty Room Productions

-“There’s no doubting the mood and atmosphere of the track, and the vocals add a clear sense of feeling to” –Various Small Flames