Jonathan LaPoma

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Vote for “I’m Thinking it Over” in FTS Indie List

“I’m Thinking it Over” has moved to the finals in From the Strait’s Indie List. Please click here to vote for us!

You can vote once per day. 

Recording Artists Guild includes “I’m Thinking it Over” on its “Hot Singles” list

Recording Artists Guild (RAG) included “I’m Thinking it Over” on its “New Singles Worth Hearing” list

ONLY THE BAD GUYS, Second Round Selection in ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length action/comedy/drama script ONLY THE BAD GUYS is a Second Round Selection in the 2022 ISA Fast Track Fellowship.

Here’s the logline:

In a dystopian world where killing a killer brings their victim(s) back to life, ex-soldier turned bounty hunter Daniela Dushane makes a killing killing killers as she walks the fine line between hero and villain (THE NICE GUYS meets THE PUNISHER).

“I’m Thinking it Over” Lands on “Hot 50 Top Songs” List

THE CROOKED EAST’s next single, “I’m Thinking it Over,” is moving up SubmitHub’s “Hot 50 Top Songs,” sitting at #48. To pre-save/download/stream the song, click here.

Frequenze Musicali adds “Through the Fire, Through the Rain” to Playlist

Frequenze Musicali added THE CROOKED EAST’s latest single, “Through the Fire, Through the Rain,” to their blog playlist.

ReverbNation Ranks THE CROOKED EAST as #1 Rock Band in Mexico City and #3 in Mexico

Jonathan LaPoma’s band, THE CROOKED EAST, is not only ReverbNation’s top ranked rock band in Mexico City, but it’s also the 3rd ranked rock band in all of Mexico.

They’ll be releasing a new single, “Through the Fire, Through the Rain,” on March 2nd.

The song moved up to #16 on SubmitHub’s “Hot 50 Top Songs,” and has been getting fan feedback there like:

“What an absolutely brilliant track. Loved how raw it sounded!”

“Loved the lyrics and the whole ambience!”

“Beautiful song!”

“The guitar effects are really cool! Love the way the track builds. Drums are mixed really well”

“This is wow, giving me some teen homecoming Netflix vibes u know. Well done”

To pre-save the song on Spotify, and to possibly influence Spotify to promote the tune to new listeners, please click here, and then click “Pre-Save ‘Through the Fire, Through the Rain:”

As a bonus, you’ll get a free ebook copy of LaPoma’s novel “The Summer of Crud.” 

THE CROOKED EAST #4 Rock Band in Mexico City on ReverbNation

THE CROOKED EAST is currently the fourth ranked rock band in Mexico City on ReverbNation.
THE CROOKED EAST es actualmente la cuarta banda de rock en la Ciudad de México en ReverbNation.
Stream/download here:
#altrock #classicrock #music #indierock #musica #thecrookedeast #shoegaze #newwave

“Through the Fire” Moving up SubmitHub’s “Hot 50 Top Songs” Chart

They’ll be releasing this single in a few weeks.

Last Day Deaf includes “Where it’s Warm” on Indie Seduction Playlist

Last Day Deaf includes “Where it’s Warm” on Indie Seduction Playlist

“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