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J. Allen’s songs are folk songs written inside the whirlwind that is New York City… country hymns tuned in to the traffic hum and the subway rumble.
‘Worry Not’, his heartfelt, folksy debut record with Altco Recordings marks a turn from the atmospheric, indie-folk aesthetic of his previous work to a more traditional American palette. It also welcomes a renewed collaboration with Alan Weatherhead (Magnolia Electric Company, Sparklehorse) as mixer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. The modern-country track ‘Fall Out of Love‘ is featured on the latest Birdstone Records (DE) compilation. European, Canadian and American shows continue throughout 2016, as well as video releases via RecordNY.
J. Allen is also the songwriter and founding member of Brooklyn’s bare knuckled, indie outfit Meanwhiles. In early 2010, finding himself newly unsigned he wrote, recorded and mixed what would become his first ever solo release, ‘Wonder City‘. The introspective, home recorded LP brought rave reviews from the indie press and sent Allen on his most expansive tour to date including stops at The Reeperbahn Festival (DE), Rural Indie Camp (IT), and Canadian Music Week