Artist of the Week – Austin’s Prolific Musician David Thomas Jones
In addition to his relatively fresh solo efforts, Jones has, or had, a role in various other bands, including, Watch Out For Rockets, which we featured on IRC a couple of years ago. WOFR started out as a bedroom project of Jones’ and quickly evolved into a full-blown lo-fi pop band, which has released six albums since it’s inception. Jones was also the drummer for the band The Murdocks, the bassist for psychedelic rock band, Scan Hopper, as well as the band Les RAV, a rising indie band from Austin that made quite a splash at last month’s SXSW.
Jones’ debut solo LP, Comfort Creatures, was recorded in his friend, James Jones‘ (Love Inks, TV Torso, and Hundred Visions), living room. It’s a great record as the two songs featured below clearly demonstrate.
His musical influences include Guided by Voices, Sebadoh, Sonic Youth, Diamond Rugs, T. Rex and King Tuff.