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Justin Connor

Justin ConnorGorgeous post-apocalyptic pop music; spacy melodies, introspective lyrics, and dreamy landscapes reminiscent of Radiohead, The Velvet Underground, and John Lennon. Songs for the end of the world - an end that you won't mind at all.

Justin Connor's debut album, Kaliyuga, boldly sets out to go where no CD has ever gone before - showcasing Justin's knack for crafty songwriting, sonic landscapes, and catchy riffs that seek to soothe the senses with a common collective thread of consciousness. Written and recorded in Los Angeles over the past two years, Kaliyuga is a fearless celebration of various musical styles and sounds, infusing dreamy melodies, lush arrangements, 70's classic rock acoustics, honky-tonk piano riffs, and spacy mantras.
"The album title, Kaliyuga, is a Vedic reference to the age that we're all currently living in - an age defined by war, greed, consumption, decadence, and an overall deterioration of human existence. After months of pouring through various Vedic texts," Justin says reflectively, "I began to sense a strong correlation between many of the deeper truths and questions that I was having trouble understanding in my own life, to the many obstacles that this time period I guess this album evolved in an attempt to elicit consciousness, while remaining aware of the many pitfalls that Kaliyuga may present along the way."
The heart of the music is centered on Justin's soulful voice and introspective lyrics, which often embodies a soft, earnest whisper reminiscent of a young Roger Waters. Kaliyuga has been hailed by numerous critics, who've compared the music to many of Justin's own inspirations including Radiohead, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, the Velvet Underground, and Grandaddy, among others. However, Justin puts his own stamp on defining an original, idiosyncratic lo-fi aesthetic that's contemplative in both style and sound. In the process, he's created not only an accessible singer-songwriter pop album, but a genre defining sound with style to spare.
With such a unique sound in tow, Kaliyuga caught the eyes and ears of Nic Harcourt, legendary host of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in Los Angeles, who has recently culled some of Justin's tracks into his program's rotation.
Aiding& recently described Kaliyuga as "gorgeous post-apocalyptic pop music. Justin Connor is well-schooled in the art of songwriting; the songs exude a kind of cheery melancholy and tragic beauty that's hard to describe any other way. These are songs for the end of the world - an end that you won't mind at all."
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Justin often feels like a fish out of water in the media-ego-obsessed Hollywood, but somehow finds solace living in the mayhem of its ever evolving structures.

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