James A.M. Downes | Prison Font

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Prison Font

by James A.M. Downes

Rich folk pop songs with playfully sharp lyrics.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bait My Soul
2:42 $0.99
2. Not Thinking It Over
3:01 $0.99
3. Prison Font
3:50 $0.99
4. Restless Ones
3:56 $0.99
5. Feel My Love
4:31 $0.99
6. Rolling Stoned
3:16 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Prison Font" is the debut solo effort from James A.M. As The Deli Magazine NYC describes it:

"With Spring on the horizon, singer/songwriter James A.M. Downes’ new EP, 'Prison Font' is perfect for thawing those winter-frozen hearts. Due out 3/17, the project consist in rich folk pop songs where Downes convey a wide variety of emotions. Tracks like “Bait My Soul” are full of sweet melodies, charming twang and upbeat cheerfulness, whereas “Feel My Love,” is a stripped down folk ballad where the songwriters' powerful vocals take center stage. With 'Prison Font,' James has boldly displayed his talent as a songwriter, and solidified himself as someone to watch." — Henry Solotaroff-Webber

Downes' other hat as co-founding member and singer/songwriter of NYC rock band, The End Of America​, (prophetically named) endures, but his solo work thrives concurrently with the announcement of a 6-song EP, Prison Font, set for release on March 17th.

And now seeing to it that this is a proper introduction, here's some disclosure from the artist himself...

One time this snake pit of a lady spit on me in a Manhattan subway station. Another time I got lucky and married a hopelessly wonderful girl in my hometown of Old Saybrook, CT. In a fever, I've been repeatedly trying to write my favorite song all my life. The only tattoo I have is my deceased dog's name written in Old English across my shoulders. I cried and cried. I have no idea how, but I haven't been arrested yet. The soundtracks to Homeward Bound and Jurassic Park changed my life. Then The Beatles did. Then Weezer did.

If you’re reading this, I imagine you’re trying to decide whether you give a shit about the music my friends and I have created. In the end, it’s up to you. But if you enjoy musical stories of naked insecurity and self-reflection/depreciation in the service of getting someone to crack a little smile, then I think I have half a chance.

- James



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