Introducing The Mighty Jones

As you may or may not be aware of, I’ve been slowly and quietly working on a side project with a female vocalist for some years now. In fact, since the idea began, I’d say it’s been about 5 years now. The project is not just the singer and I, there are other people involved. As a group, we go by “The mighty Jones”. This group consists of me (on the beats) , Joanna Erdos of The Midnight show (on vocals and piano) , Jeremy Gibson AKA Sir Jarlsburg and Jer of Party Fun action Committee (On guitar and bass) and Damian Paris of The Giraffes (on guitar, bass and synths).

To give a little background on this, initially, the group was gonna consist of me, Joanna, Jeremy and a singer named Pierre Michel. Pierre was an amazing singer and songwriter who worked along side Joanna. The two of them had ben writing songs for a while and even recorded some very rough demo’s to beats I had given them. Tragically, Pierre drowned to death shortly after these demo’s were recorded. All of us were pretty fucked up after Pierre’s death and pretty much abandoned the project. Month’s later, Joanna, Jeremy and I started throwing around the Idea of continuing the project. We had some rough recordings of Pierre as well as a bunch of songs framed. So, we forged ahead. Due to busy schedules on all of our parts, the recording took forever. We got about 5 songs done and even managed to salvage some of the vocals Pierre had recorded on a digital 8-track. And that’s when Jer’s hard drive crashed and we lost everything. All we had left were some roughly mixed mp3 versions of the songs we had recorded. After that frustration, we took a little more time off. Eventually, we got out shit together and opted to just make completely new songs. This time around we added the talents of Damian Paris. He’s the same guy who’s played basically all the live instruments on my solo albums.
That long ass story leads me to this. At this point we have about 9 completed songs. Problem is, we don’t really know what to do with them. I don’t think I’m ready to just leak those out just yet though cause there is hope of someone putting this out. However, we still have those old roughly mixed mp3’s. Because those songs are both lost files and way too dated to ever release, I figure I might as well throw them out here. Now, keep in mind, these are ROUGH versions. Some aren’t even totally done. But I felt it would be cool to throw these out here and see what you guys think of them. Also be aware that these songs actually don’t really sound anything like the newer songs. They’re kinda like a different group in many ways but it’ll at least give you an idea of what we were doing and where the idea began. So, here they are. Admittedly, this won’t be for everyone who peeps this blog but I imagine some of you might dig this. lemme know what you think.

1)All my love
2)Blow my mind (feat. Pierre Michel)
3)Drag me down

PS. The pic above is Joanna. I didn’t have a pic of all of us together and I figure you’d all rather look at a pretty girl alone than a pretty girl with three old pieces of shit like Jeremy, Damian and I.

29 thoughts on “Introducing The Mighty Jones

  1. You know, I’ve been listening to your stuff since Music By Cavelight came out and I never imagined any other kind of vocals other than rapping over your beats, but this is really a great atmosphere that you guys have made in those demos. It kinda sounds like a logical extension of the kind of stuff that you’ve made in terms of what you’re doing with the vocals. I’d be excited to hear those completed tracks, I hope they get released in some way. I’d snatch them up for sure.

    Sorry to hear about all the shit that went down.

  2. That’s a pretty crazy story. Sounds like this project should be pretty good. I look forward to hearing more.

    By the way, did that Sir Jarlsberg album ever happen? I remember you posted a few songs. They were funny as hell.

    On a completely unrelated note, my coworker randomly sent me this pic today:

    • LOL@ that picture.
      as for Sir jarlsburg, he’s very close to finishing his album. Obviously, I will be posting about it when that happens. Most likely with a link to it.

      • Wow its sounding great so far good luck with it!

        btw do you have any idea when despot is finally releasing his album? the beats on it are mostly produced by you right? that shit is like the underground version of Detox hopefully its gonna be released soon

  3. “All My Love” is definitely my favorite of the three. Rough my ass, they have an amazing feel and sound. Joanna has quite an enticing voice, especially with those lyrics and your beats.

  4. Fantastic stuff Block, hopefully we’ll see an album someday. After a bit of searching, here’s Joanna performing ‘All My Love’ live if anyone’s interested:

    Definitely my favourite of the 3.

  5. i remember you posting something about working with a singer awhile ago. something about you laid down a beat and then the producers pretty much ruined it. is this the same project and are these the tracks before they became over produced?

    regardless of all that, this was really refreshing to hear. hope to hear more in the future. last but not least, feel free to give joanna my phone number.

  6. i liked it (and feels like i lack a gramophone to play it right:)
    all my love takes me from little,smoky,second world war french tavern to copacabana beach
    blow my mind…dizzy,windy makes me wanna dance and hate i don’t know the lyrics
    drag me down…guitar mmmmmH
    i’ll check out Mighty Jones when it comes out!

  7. This stuff is great Block…do you have the instrumentals for these? I would love to hear them, not saying Joanna doesn’t have a great unique voice, but these beats are dope.

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  10. hey B – andrew v from the honey brothers here. i was feeling sad about pierre – and a little googleling for pierre content brought me here. i heard you guys were chipping away at this again – thank you for that – i love where you are taking the music. yours – AV

    • What’s up dude,
      Yeah, we’re actually almost done with the mighty jones project. Trying to finish recording this week actually. It’s too bad Pierre couldn’t be around to be a part of it. He was such an amazing talent.

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